“I’m Cristina Valdes and I’m co-owner of Cupcakes Nouveau, store that specializes in gourmet couture cupcakes.
Cupcakes just started as a side gig for my business partner and I, after work and on the weekends.
The idea of starting a cupcakes shop began during the bachelorette party of a friend. We wanted to do cupcakes in a different way, make it something unique, chic and elegant, something that not only children but also adults could enjoy, something that could stand out from anything that was going on in New York and LA, where cupcakes were very popular. We took a lot of inspiration from designers and high fashion.
We use very high quality gourmet ingredients, and all of our decorations are handmade and custom designed for our customers and their special occasions.
We have about twelve flavors in our signature collection: our basic flavors are Vanilla Elegance, Chocolate Chic, and Moulin Rouge. Our local favorites: Romeo & Juliet, almond cupcake with a guava filling and cream cheese frosting; Caramel BonBon. Some new favorites are Piña Colada, cupcake with coconut and pineapple, and Chai Tea, cupcake with ginger honey”.