Sure, you could put an engagement ring in a ring box like some kind of normal boring person, but why would you do that when you could put in on top of a cupcake instead? Cupcakes Gourmet, a bakery outside of Philadelphia, is offering a red velvet cupcake with a big old (8 carat) diamond ring on top for the low, low price of $55,000. That's apparently 15% off the jeweler's normal price? According to pastry chef Maki Garcia-Evans, "A diamond is worth a thousand words, but with a cupcake, it's worth more." So go ahead, tell your special someone "I want to marry you, and also I want you to have sticky frosting fingers" this Valentine's Day. Here's a press release:
Cupcakes Gourmet Rolls Out the $55,000 Sparkling Red Velvet Cupcake
The Made-to-Order Red Velvet Cupcake Features an 8-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring From Warwick Jewelers
MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Just in time for Valentine's Day, Cupcakes Gourmet, the first couture cupcake shop in the Philadelphia area now with three locations, today announced a sparkling twist to its popular red velvet cupcake. The new sparkling red velvet cupcake features an 8-carat diamond engagement ring from Warwick Jewelers. The delectable sparkling cupcake is available to special-order year round for guests who plan on popping the question or simply gift to his significant other.
Warwick Jewelers, a local Exton, PA-based jewelry store that has been in business since 1919, has committed to offering a 15% savings on selected engagement rings that will be sold through this special Cupcakes Gourmet offer. Smaller variations of the red velvet diamond sparkler cupcake are available starting at half carat. Prices vary depending on the quality of the diamond. Individuals interested in ordering the cupcake must call any of the three Cupcakes Gourmet locations at least 3 days in advance to schedule a viewing with its jewelry store partner. This will allow potential buyers a chance to examine and choose which diamond ring they want on the cupcake.
"There's no sweeter way to pop the question to your significant other than with a dreamy cupcake with a diamond engagement ring sitting on top," said Maki Garcia-Evans, owner and executive pastry chef at Cupcakes Gourmet. "A diamond is worth a thousand words, but with a cupcake, it's worth more. It suits our store's slogan, 'Love Tastes Like This.'"
The first guest who purchases the special sparkling red velvet cupcake will also receive free wedding cupcakes if they book their wedding with Cupcakes Gourmet. Certain restrictions apply to receive this added bonus. The special sparkling red velvet cupcake will not be available at Cupcakes Gourmet's online store.
"This is one of the most romantic deals our jewelry store has been a part of since it opened in 1919," said Barry Maglin, owner of Warwick Jewelers. "To say, 'Will you marry me?' or 'I love you' with a diamond ring and a cupcake is simply romantic."
Interested guests can call 484-318-8057 for more details about this special offer.
· Cupcakes Gourmet Rolls Out the $55,000 Cupcake [Press Release]
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