Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Image by Becca Dilley

Have you seen the latest head to head tasting on Heavy Table? I felt so honored that Cocoa & Fig was chosen as a top cupcake bakery in Minneapolis! Awesome to be named in a category with the city's finest: Franklin Street Bakery, Cupcake Cafe, Sweets Bakeshop, Cake Eater Bakery & The Salty Tart. You can read the full story here.

Image by Becca Dilley

Cocoa & Fig wins top rating for our Valrhona Chocolate Cupcake!

Flavor 3.75
Moistness / Texture 3.7
Frosting-to-Cake Ratio 3.15
Total 3.53

Cocoa & Fig’s Valrhona Chocolate variety, our winner in the chocolate category, won almost universal praise for the flavor of its chocolate buttercream, but the panel was divided on whether the towering topping was too much for the amount of cake hidden below the surface. “Swoon!” reported one taster, while another noted that it had “a bit too much frosting, but this cake is nice and dense.”

Image by Becca Dilley

Our Irish Car Bomb Cupcake Created Mixed Reviews:

Flavor 3.4
Moistness / Texture 3.4
Frosting-to-Cake Ratio 2.6
Total 3.13

The Irish Car Bomb proved to be the most polarizing cupcake of the bunch — the liqueur-infused frosting was too much for many, while others said it had a “lovely flavor,” was “surprisingly better than I thought it would be,” and was a “fave — love the alcohol!”

I think we learned something important: Our customers would like less icing on their cupcakes. We hear you loud & clear and we're making that change today!

Thanks for all your wonderful and continued support of our dream!


Monday, March 15, 2010


All the warm weather has us thinking Spring, so Easter must be right around the corner! Hop on over to Cocoa & Fig in Gaviidae Common for your sweet Easter treats.

Peanut Butter Pops
House-made peanut butter filling enrobed in chocolate
and decorated with pastel Easter candies.

Decorated Pot with 1 Dozen Pops: $30
Gaviidae Only: $2 each

Iced Sugar Cookies
Hand decorated Easter themed cookies.

1 Dozen Assorted: $45
Gaviidae Only: $4 each

Decorated Cupcakes
Your favorite flavors dressed up for Easter.

1 Dozen: $30
Gaviidae Only: $2.75 each

Flourless Chocolate Cake
A creamy & decadent flourless chocolate cake perfect for Passover.

4-inch (serves 4): $8
9-inch (serves 14): $25

Please call ahead to place your order as store quantities are limited.


Monday, March 8, 2010


From Inspiration To Reality

We had the great pleasure of working with some of the most talented wedding vendors in the Twin Cities on a recent photo shoot. Style Me Pretty, THE wedding resource site for brides, has on ongoing feature called "From Inspiration To Reality". You can read all about the process here.

Our Inspiration Board was designed by the talented Annie Packman:

We are tickled pink that this whimsical shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty. Here are a few photos that made the cut, but you should really check out the whole spread by clicking here, here, and here. I apologize for the multiple links, but there are so many unbelievable photos and all were captured by the amazing Maribeth from Red Ribbon Studio.

Photo Credits: Red Ribbon Studio

Huge shout out to the folks that made this all possible:

Flowers: Just Bloomed
Invites: Paperista
Photos: Red Ribbon Studio
Jewelry: JWP Jewelry
Location: Sugar Sugar
Handbags: Nelle Handbags
Linens: Apres
Dresses: Flutter Boutique
Bridal Gown: Posh
Hair & Makeup: Nan Fletcher
Bride & Groom: Jenna and Erik

Thanks everyone! We feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such amazing people in the Twin Cities. Big Hugs!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I'm oh so excited to share this very modern baby shower cake design with everyone! This pregnant lady silhouette was so fun on the invitation that we just had to mimic it for the party cake. Simple, clean, and elegant!


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