So remember couple of posts back, I blogged about this cute little place called Cupcakes & Poetry? You do? Ok, well the owner Elise Capalini (aka Chief Cupcake) was nice enough to give me a sneak peek at her new sim design and also give me a interview! So yes blog readers, SpoilednFr3sh has the inside scoop and the exclusive one on one with the Chief Cupcake 🙂 The new sim will open this Friday! Time is TBD, but when it does open, please make sure you join in the fun and participate in the Cupcake hunt Elise will be having on opening day!
[10:09] SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Beginning interview with Elise Capalini on July 8th 2010 at 10:08 AM slt
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Morning Elise and glad you could take the time to meet with me 🙂
Elise Capalini: Morning, it’s a pleasure to have you here in the new cupcake space!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: My first question, When did you open Cupcakes and Poetry and what was your inspiration behind opening such a store?
Elise Capalini: I opened Cupcakes & Poetry a little over a year ago, and mostly I just wanted to share my love of cake and whimsy with people.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: wonderful, when I first saw your store I fell in love! I love anyting super cute and whimsical and you definitely expressed that through your work, so kudos for wanting to share 🙂
Elise Capalini: Aw, thanks. I enjoy making cake and baking in RL, and doing it in SL is a bonus!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: How did you decide on the new design of your sim?
Elise Capalini: I wanted something completely different from the first build I played with–which was the cottage in Wonderland. I wanted something a little darker, a little more mysterious, a place where unexpected things might hide. And I also found some brilliant new textures I wanted to play with. 😀
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Awesome! Mysterious is definitely the feel when I look around the sim. Kinda reminds me of the Twilight a little bit 🙂 Pardon my Twihard obsession coming through…lol
Elise Capalini grins. That’s totally okay! I didn’t have Twilight in mind when I made it, but I’m glad it has that angle for you.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: What is your favorite themed cupcake you have made so far?
Elise Capalini: My favorite cupcake…that’s a hard choice, because I like them all, but I really do love Alice in Wonderland, and would have to say that right now, the Mad Hatter cupcake is my favorite.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: I know that you do custom work…So that being said have you had any odd request for a custom cupcake?
Elise Capalini: Nothing really too odd…I think a lot of people don’t know that I do custom work, so in my rebuild here, I’ve put together a notecard they can fill out with their wants. I think the most challenging custom cake I’ve had lately would be a Marie Antoinette themed cake. Something totally over the top and frilly and gem-laden, and truly a girly cake.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: o.O…Yes I will agree anything dealing with Marie Antoinette would be challenging, but with your skills im sure it’s going to be fabulous like everything else you’ve made.
Elise Capalini: Aw, thank you. Another recent custom cake I did was a Lady Gaga themed cake. Again, over the top sparkly and a lot of fun.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: sings….PO PO PO POKER FACE!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: LOL…sorry had a moment 🙂
Elise Capalini laaaughs!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: What other creative ideas can we expect to see coming from Cupcakes & Poetry?
Elise Capalini: I usually let my creativity go where it wants to. Which is to say, I’ve nothing set in stone. With this new build opening, I’ve made a few garden items, and I may continue in that vein for a while; as the seasons change, so too do my thoughts about cake. I do have a couple of ideas for this coming Halloween as well.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Oooh, definitely looking forward to seeing what will be made for Halloween, SL has made Halloween my favorite holiday in the virtual world…lol
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: One more question Elise 🙂
Elise Capalini: I think SL allows us to do things we can’t in RL. Halloween is a favorite holiday of mine, so it seems like a good excuse to be over the top with the whimsy.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Along with me and the rest of SL, we want to know what is the Chief Cupcake favorite cupcake flavor?
Elise Capalini grins. I’m an old-fashioned girl in many ways, so give me a simple yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting, and I’m happy. Sprinkles on top wouldn’t hurt, either!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: 😀 Sounds good to me, I would have to go with red velvet with cream cheese frosting….(mind wanders of eating a red velvet cream cheese frosting cupcake)
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: oh im sorry got a lil distracted…lol (oh im sorry got a lil distracted lol …)
Elise Capalini: Now see there…red velvet cakes. Another good idea. 😀
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: hi5
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: points to name as a potentional cupcake….lol
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: flavor…red velvet
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: :،◕‿◕!!،LOL!!،◕‿◕، ()
Elise Capalini: I’m getting ideas even now… 😀
Elise Capalini: The Spoiled Rotten Cupcake. I like it!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: hi5
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Elise I have that in print….lol
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: blog readers look for the Spoiled Rotten Cupcake 😀
Elise Capalini laughs!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Ok Elise that concludes our interview!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: It was a pleasure talking to you and the sim looks great!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Can’t wait to see what else you cook up at Cupcakes & Poetry!
Elise Capalini: Thanks for taking the time to come by! The new build will be open to everyone Friday evening-ish, and I hope folks come by to check out the reopening hunt I’ve set up.
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: I will definitely be there 😀
Elise Capalini: I think the Spoiled Rotten cupcake would have to start with chocolate…yes…this thing must be made now. 😀
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: o.O YAY!
SpoiledRotten Mahogany: Ending interview with Elise Capalini on July 8th 2010 at 10:35 am