The Shoppe Denver Tue, 01 May 2012 23:15:57 +0000 en hourly 1 May Specials: Got what you want! Tue, 01 May 2012 23:14:49 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]>

Banana Split – Banana cupcake with homemade caramel chunk filling and topped with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry frosting. Dance my little monkeys, dance with your wee fingers pointed towards the sky as this delicious concoction makes its way down to your belly.

Strawberry Malt – Malt cupcake topped with strawberry malt frosting. Simple, innocent, oh yes, but this isn’t quite the Strawberry Malt Susie and Billy shared at Mel’s Diner with two straws.

Chocolate Malt – Malt cupcake with chocolate malt frosting and topped off with a chocolate malt ball. Better than Whoppers but not so arrogant that it can’t be topped off by one.

Raspberry Truffle – Chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate truffle and raspberry jam, topped with raspberry chocolate buttercream frosting. This is Real Bizness, high class cupcake action, handcrafted so that you may put on airs and walk through the room with complete attitude.

Banana Cream Pie – Banana cupcake filled with homemade vanilla bean custard and topped with fresh bananas and whipped cream. Favored by the Clown/Magician Crowd, this cupcake throws down with the sweetness and makes your cravings disappear.

Neapolitan Dynamite Part Two – Vanilla cupcake topped with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry frosting. This one throws footballs over the mountains and lets your mom go to college.

Neapolitan Dynamite – Vanilla cupcake filled with chocolate truffle and topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting. Yes We Can!

Mojito – Lime cupcake filled with lime curd and topped with lime mint whipped cream. Coolly eaten at The Shoppe hacienda, this sublime, made from scratch one of kind treat will inspire a desire to listen to the Buena Vista Social Club.

Toffee Almond Mocha – Chocolate cupcake topped with espresso almond cream cheese frosting and chocolate toffee bits. I know, its everything you’ve ever wanted in a cupcake or just Life in general.

Big Poppa – Chocolate cupcake with salted caramel filling and topped with chocolate frosting with chocolate chips, marshmallow, and caramel corn sprinkled on top. A shout out to all the rappers, players, haters, lovers, mix masters, dope fly girls, money lenders, sidewalk scrubbers, book readers, The Po-Po, bus drivers, office mavens, Rocky Mountain Bro-men, docs, dope docs and doctors docs, 16th Street Mall bike caravans, little Tony at the Jiffy Lube, Ice Capades, The Traveling Cat Circus, All the 7-11’s on East Colfax and finally the Mother of the Mothers, Betty White.

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April Specials Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:18:27 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> Citrus delicious – The true meaning of Curd

It’s Wedding Time

This month at The Shoppe we decided to bring a taste of summer to you early with our citrus based cupcake specials (You’re welcome). But before you go on to read (only to start frothing at the mouth) we must clarify the word “curd”. This ain’t no squeaky cheese, although having lived in Wisconsin there isn’t anything like fried cheese curds. Fruit curd is, basically, “beaten egg yolks, sugar, fruit juice and zest which are gently cooked together until thick and then allowed to cool, forming a soft, smooth, intensely-flavored spread.”

Enjoy the read and then come on down to The Shoppe to gobble them all up:

Mimosa – Vanilla cupcake filled with orange curd and topped with champagne whipped cream. Trust me, this champagne of cupcakes is better than Miller High Life.

Brown Sugar Grapefruit – Brown  sugar cupcake filled with grapefruit curd and topped with brown sugar cream cheese frosting. Grapefruit Curd!? What does that even mean?! Double Rainbows! Double Rainbows!

Chili Limon – Lime cupcake with lime zested butter cream  frosting and topped off with chili flakes and salt (like Mexican candy). Sí, este pastel pequeño será volar tu mente.

Ice-T – Black tea cupcake filled with lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese frosting. “A lot of doubters/ Said it couldn’t be done by me/them same suckers/Are now lookin’ from under me/Wonder’n what I did/I didn’t play myself kid/I respected my faans/And made the high bid/Sometimes I write my rhymes/At night and fall asleep/ Wake up with new techniques.”

Blackberry Lime – Lime cupcake with blackberry compote baked inside and topped with blackberry cream cheese frosting. Flippin’ fantastic fruit flavors forging friends fwith fyour faste fuds!

Key Lime – Lime cupcake filled with lime curd and topped with fresh lime whipped cream. Big Papa Hemmingway would have stuffed his handsome man face with about a dozen of these bad boys. “The cake was moist. The lime whip was tart. The Shoppe was clean and well lit.”

Ruby Red – Vanilla cupcake filled with grapefruit curd and topped with grapefruit cream cheese frosting. Seriously, you know there’s no place in town making these type of cupcakes. I gotta sit down for a little while or else I’ll start hyperventilating.

Orange Creamsicle – Vanilla cupcake filled with orange curd and topped with vanilla and orange cream cheese frosting. Summer in April means dancing in the streets, giving strangers high-fives and stopping traffic with your John Travolta Saturday Night Fever impression.

Lemon Poppy Seed – Lemon poppy seed cake with lemon poppy seed cream cheese frosting. Consuming this treat will not produce hallucinations,  just an insatiable desire to scarf more of them whole.

Lavender Lemon – Lavender lemon cupcake with lavender lemon cream cheese. Smooth, sublime, and relaxing these puppies will cause you to come into The Shoppe drooling and gnashing your teeth like a zombie. Don’t worry, we’ve seen it before. Just be sure to go into the corner; we’ve got other customers trying to bliss out on their April sunshine mini cakes.

Let the Wedding Season Commence

We do indeed do weddings at The Shoppe. We not only make fantastic customized cupcakes but also allow you to come down and try some out for free. If you and your Luva (or ma, pa, and/or buddy) come in for a wedding tasting you will get eight free mini cupcakes to try plus a nice sit down  consultation to get a better idea of what you’re looking for in your selections.

And it’s not just cupcakes. We also produce unique, tasty-fabulous big ‘ol wedding cakes built to your exact specifications. Like our cupcakes these big sister cakes are colorful, photogenic, and guaranteed to make your guests do double takes and back flips. Call ahead or just stop on down, we would love to bring that extra sumptin’ sumptin’ to your special day.

Tell us the best April Fools prank you ever pulled or had pulled on you and you’ll get a FREE MINI CUPCAKE! Email

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March Madness!!! Tue, 06 Mar 2012 22:17:51 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> Monthly Specials:

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, The Shoppe will feature alcohol-based cupcakes in March:

The Irish Coffee

A Baileys cake with Baileys custard filling and espresso cream cheese frosting. Hold the Lucky Charms, what did I just say!

The Beer and Pretzel

Vanilla stout chocolate cupcake with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting and raspberry yogurt covered pretzels on top. You’ll make everyone green with envy by eating this one…….sorry, gotta keep to the theme.

Irish Car Bomb

Guinness cupcake filled with Baileys custard and topped with Jameson Whiskey cream cheese frosting. It won’t get you drunk but it might produce dancing anyway.


Chocolate cake filled with Baileys custard and topped with chocolate and Baileys cream cheese frosting. This one is so super scrumptious I had to sit down just talking about it.

Nutty Irishman

Baileys cupcake filled with vanilla custard and topped with hazelnut cream cheese frosting. I’m a little leprechaun, leprechaun, leprechaun. I’m a little leprechaun who likes to hide my gold………

Black and Tan

Guinness cupcake topped with vanilla/Guinness butter cream frosting. Patty cake Patty cake bakers man give me some more of the that Black and Tan…..cupcake.

Jack and Coke (Vegan Alert!)

Jack and Coke cupcake with vanilla bean frosting. You can enjoy this without looking across the bar and seeing a guy with a gold tooth named Larry winking at you and raising his glass.

The Cannoli

Brown sugar cupcake with traditional Cannoli filling and topped with chocolate chip cream cheese frosting with a sprinkling of chopped toasted almonds. Yeah, we’re awesome.

Old Dirty Bastard

Chocolate cupcake filled with peanutbutter and topped with chocolate butter cream frosting and rolled in frosted flakes with drizzlings of chocolate ganache. You will need milk with this. And perhaps a nap afterward.

Chunky Monkey (Vegan and Gluten Free Alert!!)

Banana cupcake with chocolate chips baked inside layered with ripe banana and topped off with walnut cream cheese, toasted walnuts and chocolate drizzle. Just like the ice cream but in a cupcake!


Hey, there’s one for everything these days but no matter, this one is the one you’ve been waiting your whole life for, especially if you come down to The Shoppe. If you show your sweet ol’ face and order cereal WE WILL DUMP ON FREE TOPPINGS! Oh the toppings you say? What are they you say? Okay, sit down and check out this list: Assorted Frosting, Almonds, Caramel Syrup, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Syrup, Coconut, Home Made Granola, M&M’s,  Marshmallows, Peanut Butter Chips, Rains, Reese’s Pieces, Walnuts, Whipped Cream, White Chocolate Chips.

Nothing more needs to be said really except: March 7th The Shoppe. Yum Yum!

Blue Bird Band of the Week:

One Night Of Queen

A Queen tribute band, what other incentive do you need. A 2 hour concert that has sold out all across Europe, they will be sure to Rock You like Champions……(Drum roll in a room full of crickets.)

Before you get ready to indulge in that guilty pleasure indulge in some other ones:
Mind Blowing Cupcakes! ‘Cause that’s what we sell.

This March at The Shoppe there is an opportunity for all artists to express their love of good food: “Food Swings” Open Art Show March 10th is calling for entries.  Rules: Any size. Any medium. It just has to be about FOOD, preferably something sweet, but if there are any carrot-shaving sculpture artists out there they will not be turned down. This event is part of the Second Saturdays Art Walk on East Colfax. Submit work by March 4th with a $5 entry fee.

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Every Day in February is a Cupcake Massacre! Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:42:16 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> The Shoppe Monthly Specials:

(Seriously, read the details. You will come running down here demanding everything in sight, weeping at the overwhelming choices saturating your taste buds and keeping you charged and ready for more.)

Pineapple Express: Snickerdoodle cupcake with pineapple compote baked inside and filled with fresh vanilla custard and maple, buttermilk cinnamon cream cheese frosting. We don’t mess around here, we just bring it!

Boston Cream Pie: Vanilla cupcake filled with fresh vanilla custard and topped with rich chocolate ganache. Da Bomb!

Raspberry Almond: Almond cake with homemade raspberry jam baked inside. Topped with almond and raspberry cream cheese frosting and chopped toasted almonds. From scratch and so yummy you can’t believe a cupcake this good is possible.

Black Forest: A custard and cherry pie filled chocolate cupcake with cream cheese and topped with a cherry. Yeah that’s right. No, for serious.

Double Chocolate Kahlua: Chocolate cupcake filled with Kahlua truffle and topped with smooth chocolate and Kahlua buttercream. Doubled down with deliciousness.

Lest We Forget: For all the haters and broken hearted, we have the dark heart of Valentines Day, The Anti-Valentines Day Cupcake is here to meet all your bitter(sweet) needs. A Chocolate or Vanilla cupcake with dyed black chocolate frosting (dyed so black it will stain your teeth and no one will want to kiss you). Buried in this black heart of anti-love is a Things That Hurt zipper pull. What will you bite into; a razorblade,  a grenade , a bullet, or a handgun? Don’t worry, they’re plastic.

Don’t forget about Second Saturday art openings on the 11th at 7pm.

Art Opening: Denver native and emerging artist en-force Mallory Hart will be holding down the fort at The Shoppe this month with her exhibition It’s a Jungle Down Here which won a Silver Medal for student exhibition at Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design in the “Foundation” category. She also received “Best in Department” for Gas Masks and Hands.  In addition, she finished second in the 2010 Vans Shoes/Jones Soda Fresh 23 national shoe design contest ( We are very excited to host Ms. Hart whose creativity and range of ideas (Cake and cookie earrings! Penny topped coffee tables!  Melting ice cream and cones made of wood!) makes us want to stuff her with rainbow cupcakes to inspire an even more colorful/crazy future!

Check out her websites:,

Bluebird Theater Band To Watch This Week:

Greensky Bluegrass on February 8th. This quintet from Michigan has been at it for 11 years playing clubs, theaters, and festivals across the country. It’s rock-and-roll, its bluegrass, its dance music. Come in before the show and get sugared up so you gots the energy to wiggle your booty!


The Cupcake Question: If you could be a team member of the Super Double Rainbow Cupcake Alliance, what would your name be, what would your uniform look like and what would be your cupcake super power?  The best answer wins a dozen free mini cupcakes!  So let the creative juices seep out of your pores……okay, that’s gross. But still, think about it, FREE CUPCAKES! Email us your answers and we will post them on Facebook. The winner will go in the March newsletter!

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January Cupcakes Rock!!! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:42:02 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> January Artist

January Artist - Mira Claire!

New works by Mira Claire!

Come check out the art on East Colfax this Saturday starting at 7pm.

January Specials are rocking our socks off!

Pistachio Honey: Pistachio Honey cake topped with honey cinnamon cream cheese and sprinkled with toasted pistachios.
Dark Chocolate Wine: A chocolate red wine cupcake topped with chocolate wine cream cheese frosting and chunks of dark chocolate.
Maple Peach: A maple cupcake with cinnamon peach puree baked inside and topped with maple cream cheese and walnuts.
Cookie Dough: A brown sugar cupcake topped with almond chocolate chip buttercream.
Rojo Caliente: Spicy cinnamon chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate cinnamon butter cream and sprinkled with smokey toasted chili flakes.

Don’t forget…….

We make custom cakes, wedding cakes, cupcake towers, pies, cookies and much more!!!

Order a cake from us this month and receive 20% off your entire order.

Come in any day in January wearing something with a cupcake on it and receive a free mini cupcake!!

Did you know? The Snickers candy bar was named after a horse?

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Happy Holidays! Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:15:09 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]>

December Specials:

Ginger Bread: A moist spicy ginger bread cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting.
Peppermint Mocha: Coffee chocolate cake topped with mountains of chunky pepperminty, espresso rich buttercream frosting.
Bhakti Chai: A spicy chai cupcake filled with Bhakti chai custard and topped with chai cream cheese.
White Chocolate Cranberry: A white chocolate and cranberry cupcake filled with a tart and tangy cranberry filling, topped off with white chocolate buttercream.

Pie Flavors:

Chocolate Cream, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Cream Cheese, Pecan, Apple, Apple Cranberry, Caramel Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, Peach, Peach Rhubarb, Jumble Berry, Blackberry and Cherry.  Note: All of our pies are made with fresh fruit and a flakey buttery crust and are handmade right here at The Shoppe.

Prices range from $15-$25 for full sized pies. We also offer all these flavors in individual size for $4.

Come support local artists!!

Second Saturday art opening this Saturday. Starts at 7. Come check it out.

Did you know: The invention of the world’s first “cheeseburger” belongs to Louis Ballast, who, in 1935, grilled a slice of cheese onto a hamburger at his Denver Humpty Dumpty drive-in.

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Holiday Pies! Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:50:40 +0000 The Shoppe Denver

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It’s Halloween Madness at The Shoppe! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:21:35 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> Pumpkin Mania and through the end of the month… cute and affordable Costumes by Giddyup Designs!

Come in before Halloween with a gruesome decoration to add to the craze and get buy one get one on goodies from the case! But it better be good or we might string you up instead… Just kidding! (not really…)

To add to the pumpkin specials this week we tagged on pecan pie and it’s stealing the show! Yummy in my tummy.

Boo And Brew

Boo And Brew on Colfax at the Shoppe - Cupcakes and other baked delights!

The Bluebird District hosts the fifth annual Boo and Brew family friendly scare fest on Saturday October 29 from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., allowing Colfax denizens to enjoy the tricks and treats of their favorite local haunts while strolling from Monroe to Elizabeth Streets.

From 1-4pm, fledgling vampires, witches, and zombies roam the street gathering sweets and treats at area restaurants and retailers.  Highlights include made to order candy bars, professional photographs of the spooky young revelers, and an owl on bouncy stilts intent on photo-bombing a Kodak moment or two.

From 9pm – 2am, their “adult” counterparts lurch through the block party route, to the rhythms of awesomely scary live music and illuminated by the light of moon beams and Jack-o’-lanterns. They’ll dash through the “twitterpating” Twitter scavenger hunt, competing for exciting prizes awarded to the winning teams.

Participating business on Colfax Avenue:

Spiritways, GroundSwell Boutique, The Bad Kittie Salon, QI Yoga, Spin and Athletic Club, Hooked on Colfax, Collins Bicycle, Lovely Confections, Annies Cafe, Babooshka Salon, Russell Christopher Hair, Steve’s Snappin Dogs, Tiger Kim’s Academy, The Uber Sausage, The Shoppe, Plastic Chapel, Lumos and Nox, Taboot, File n Style, BlueBird Theater, Atomic Cowboy, Danny’s Dog Grooming, Twist & Shout, Denver Film Center, Encore Restaurant, Denver Art Gallery, Tommy’s Thai, 3014, Odelay Tacos, Atomic Cowboy, Goosetown Tavern, Lost Lake Lounge, R-Bar, Rock Bar, Mezcal and more…

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Holy Pumpkin Mania Month! Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:53:59 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]>

Bring us your favorite gangster rap song and get a free cupcake. (we must be able to listen to it)

Cupcake Specials:

So Simple It’s Genius: Pumpkin chocolate chip cupcake with cream cheese frosting sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice!
Double Whammy: Chocolate pumpkin cupcake with pumpkin cream cheese frosting!
Breakfast of Champions: Pumpkin Spice Latte… Pumpkin cupcake with espresso butter cream!
Instant Sugar Rush: Cinnamon apple cupcake with caramel baked inside and caramel buttercream rolled in your choice of pecan, chocolate chips or pecans!

But wait, there’s more!..

Pumpkin cheese cake… with a walnut on top!
Pumpkin whoopie pies
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie
Caramel Apple Pie

Spooky Cereal Specials:

Monster Mash
And for a combo choose two of…
Boo Berry
Count Chocula
Franken Berry
and top it with peanut m&ms, marshmallows and whipped cream!

Tasty beverage of the Month is…

Pumpkin Spice Mocha with a splash of Bhakti Chai

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September Specials Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:39:18 +0000 The Shoppe Denver [...]]]> Cupcake Specials:

Down to Earth: Decadent Chocolate Zucchini
Zucchini and chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate cream cheese and green dots!

Classin’ It Up: Amaretto Boston Cream Pie
Vanilla cupcake filled with Amaretto custard and topped with chocolate cream cheese…

Home Skillet: Apple Cinnamon
Snickerdoodle cupcake with homemade apple pie filling baked inside and topped with cinnamon cream cheese. Mmm!

Cereal of the Month:

“Honey Bunny”
Honey Comb, chocolate chips and fresh banana!

Drink Special:

Breve Chai

and… The Shoppe now has pies and they are gooood. The flavors include:
Blueberry, Apple, Cherry, Jumble Berry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Peach, Peach Rhubarb, and Blackberry!!

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