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Tuesday Boozeday: Jimmy Buffett Edition

Recipe for a tasty Jimmy Buffett frozen martini with margarita gelato!

Making Parrotheads proud since 2008.

This week, we’re sharing the Jimmy Buffett Martini with you, our lovely sugarfans!  This tasty key lime concoction is the solution to your warm weather cocktail conundrum.  The sour apple schnapps might sound like an odd addition, but trust us, it pulls the whole thing together.  This sweet green treat is easy to make, just bring home some Sugarland margarita gelato and bust out the blender!

Sugarland Jimmy Buffett Frozen Martini

3 oz Margarita Gelato
1.25 oz Vodka
0.75 oz Sour Apple Schnapps
1.25 oz Sour Mix

You know the drill.  Blend it up and you’re on your way to Margaritaville!

August Charity of the Month: Wake County Animal Shelter

Wake County Animal Center adoptable pet

This is Becky, one of the sweet pups at WCAC that needs a new home!

Next month, we’re working with the Wake County Animal Center.  They are an open admission shelter serving all of Wake County taking in and average of 16,000 strays, animals surrendered by their owners, and protective custody animals.  This busy season, they have reached capacity several times and need your help to find good homes for the animals!  The staff, volunteers, and fosters of WCAC work tirelessly to find new forever homes for their charges.  They work hard to enrich the lives of the animals while they are at the shelter since it can be a very stressful time in an animal’s life.  This month, we are asking you to donate items targeted at helping them do just that! [Read more…]

Wedding Cakes for the Week!

Today we bring you your dose of wedding cakes for this week!  We have gotten to work with some truly wonderful couples over the last few weeks and it’s been an absolute joy.  It’s been so busy that we haven’t gotten photos of many of the beautiful cakes that went out, but we did get a few!  From dramatic to understated to whimsical and everything in between, we have seen every kind of cake pass through our kitchens recently it seems.

Buttercream wedding cake with a great cascade of purple flowers- orchids, roses, calla lilies and more! [Read more…]

July New Menu Item: Hummingbird Cupcakes!

Delicious Hummingbird cupcake from Sugarland in Raleigh and Chapel Hill!Have you ever had a Hummingbird cake?  It’s just as light, moist, and delicious as you might expect with such a name!  It’s a bit like a cross between carrot cake and banana bread.  It’s made with creamy ripe bananas, sweet pineapple, and crunchy toasted pecans.  No carrots in this cake, but it has the same moist, delicious texture as a carrot cake, and like banana bread, it has just enough bananas to have a great flavor without being too overpowering.

It’s a classic Southern cake iced with our (to-die-for) cream cheese icing and a little sprinkle of walnuts.  The combination of fruits and spices give this cake a delightfully complex and bright flavor.  It’s a light and tropical treat sure to please, so stop by on Wednesdays this month and try one for yourself!

Sugarland in The Knot North Carolina!

We’re so happy to tell you that we have been included in an “Ask the Experts” feature in the latest print issue of The Knot North Carolina!  We’re honored and delighted to share a little bit of our wedding planning insights with you.

Sugarland's feature in the 2013 issue of The Knot North Carolina [Read more…]

Blood Orange Frozen Martinis…Yum!

There’s nothing like a frozen martini to reward yourself after a long day!  We’re always happy to make you the prefect boozy treat to top off the day, but we also know what sometimes you just want to relax at home with your frosty libation.  Never fear!  You can have our famous frozen martinis anywhere! This week, we’re sharing the tasty and tangy Blood Orange martini with you.  It’s a great Summer treat with the prefect pairing of sweet and sour.  Serve it at your next get together and it’s sure to be a hit!  You can use whatever liquors you have on hand, but we like it best with the good stuff!  Without further ado: [Read more…]

Got Wedding Cake Stands? We Do!

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth!  We were so happy to actually see the sun after all that rain.  Today, we bring you cake stands!  We get asked about cake stands all the time.  They are often underrated, in our opinion.  Some people don’t think they need one, but others still just don’t know where to get one or don’t want to buy one more thing they will only use once.  If that’s you, don’t worry!  We have the perfect solution.

Wedding cake with and without stand

A stand is a great easy way to give your wedding cake a polished look and really make it pop!

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Big Bird, Bees, and Beers, Oh My!

Despite all this crazy wether, it’s been a great summer so far at Sugarland!  We’ve had some really fun cakes and worked with so many amazing families to make beautiful sweets for their celebrations!  Check out a couple of the sweet treats that came out of our kitchens in the last couple weeks:

Adorable Sesame Street cupcakes! [Read more…]