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Mini Baker Tasting for MARK MCGRATH!

by Christa on September 15, 2009

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Mini Baker had to opportunity to do a sampling for Mark McGrath owner of “A” Restaurant and Market!



“A” Restaurant and Market just opened in Newport Beach. It’s a rebirth of “The Arches”, a very famous steakhouse that opened in Newport Beach in 1926 for celebrities and locals alike to dine in an intimate setting and enjoy amazing food.
I put together a box of cupcakes including: Coconut Cream Cupcakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Oreo Cupcakes. I also let him sample the famous “Mini Baker Carrot Cake”, some of my home-made strawberry jam, Apple-of-My-Eye Mini Apple Pies and Mini Baker Toffee.
Word has it he LOVED it all! I will know soon if my products will have a home at this fine restaurant!
I was delighted just to have the opportunity to bake for a celebrity/singer I have admired for many years 🙂

Here’s a few pictures of the spread…


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Lynda September 15, 2009 at 1:58 am

What gorgeous cupcakes you've made! And the pies in previous posts are soooo delicious looking. Great blog!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

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Chow and Chatter September 15, 2009 at 2:30 am

wow what a neat opportunity and i adore your cupcakes, I want one pretty please!!

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Little Miss Baker September 15, 2009 at 2:46 am

Oh wow! What an honor! Congrats to you lady 🙂 I know a true baker now! haha xoxo

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Clements Family September 15, 2009 at 3:12 am

What a great opportunity! That is awesome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I wish I lived in Cali to eat some yummy cupcakes-my favorite!!

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Mary September 15, 2009 at 3:52 am

These really are different looking. Actually, they're quite creative. I hope lady luck is in your corner and your lovely cakes and pastries get to be shared with his restaurant patrons. I'll be cheering for you 😉

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The Fancy Lady September 15, 2009 at 4:46 am

omg congrats thats amazing ! hes a silly man if he doesn't pick your cupcakes i cant believe they are opening the arches again and you might get to be their cupcake girl !!

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Vanessa September 15, 2009 at 6:30 am

These cupcakes are gorgeous! Those lucky people at the restaurant who get to eat them. Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog – it's great to discover so many delicious things here.

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Mindy September 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Wow! Your cupcakes look amazing. Wouldn't it be so fun to have them in the restaurant? Good luck!

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Hopie September 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Your creations are beautiful and mouthwatering too – a dangerous combination! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad to discover yours 🙂

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Live.Love.Eat September 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by last week sometime. It's always awesome meeting new people. And congrats on this opportunity you had. Fitting – all that sugar for Sugar Ray. He is sooooo adorable as are your cupcakes.

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Kimmie September 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be following you as well 🙂 Great blog you have here!

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teresa September 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm

i'm going to have a lot of fun surfing your blog, i can already tell! the cupcakes look divine, what a cool experience!

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girlichef September 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm

You go girl! That is so totally rockin' 🙂 Your cupcakes all looks soooo yummy!

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Amber September 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm

How fun to make little treats. Of course that just means I will eat more because if they are little then there are less calories which means you can have as much as you want right? Like I said, non fat milk with Hostess cupcakes, it all equals out.
I am glad you found me. It is so interesting to read others blogs and talents and become friendly.
And you are way too adorable.

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Adam September 15, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Now that's a real blast from the past for me, man I remember those songs back in high school. That's really neat that you got to do that.

Love that cupcake with the cookie and frosting, that's a mini version of everything delicious in this world 🙂

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Melissa September 16, 2009 at 12:49 am

What a great opportunity! It all looks so delicious!

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Hummingbird Appetite September 16, 2009 at 1:02 am

Mark McGrath is hot! I might share those cupcakes with McGrath, but I'd have most of them for myself.

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the ungourmet September 16, 2009 at 4:43 am

Oh my gosh! How exciting is this?! I hope it works out for you! ;0)

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cookies and cups September 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

Awesome! What a great opportunity! That chocolate chip cookie cupcake looks yummy!!!

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Cakedreamer September 16, 2009 at 4:38 pm

How wonderful! They all look delicious! Especially that choc chip cookie one…yum!

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5 Star Foodie September 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm

This is great! I love your adorable cupcake creations!

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Stefanie September 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

Love your blog and your cupcakes! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you find some yummy recipes to try!

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Risa September 18, 2009 at 1:33 am

Oh Mark McGrath!! Such an honor to bake for him. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Delightful Dessert September 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm

That's so awesome! Congrats! I do have a question…what are the circles that you wrote MB on? Are they fondant or what? Thanks!

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Mini Baker September 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

First of all, thanks everyone for the kind words!
Delightful Dessert, the MB is on gumpaste!
-Mini Baker

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eatme_delicious October 1, 2009 at 2:03 am

Agh those look AMAZING! Especially the oreo one. And I LOVE that you put a cookie on top of a cupcake!

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lyndsay October 15, 2009 at 1:16 am

mini B that rules!! i love the look of your cookies and cream cupcake, looks like a big old scoop of ice cream… ! baking for a celeb restaurant, that would sooo cool, hope everything goes well!!

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