Four women, two web-based companies, and innumerable sweet holiday gifts that you needn't leave your house to purchase.
Eileen Sanchez and Evelyn Dieppa are the "cupcake catering duo" of 2 Girls and a Cupcake,
and they're serving up sweet gift ideas for purchase online. The
Miami natives describe themselves as "two best friends just baking our
way through the American dream." Some of the seasonal flavors include
Chocolate Candy Cane (chocolate cupcake with white and red peppermint
butter cream sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies; Let it Snow
(coconut vanilla cupcake with vanilla butter cream topped with shredded
coconut); Guava Noche Buena (vanilla cupcake with guava filling topped
with cream cheese frosting); Santa's Red Velvet Suit (red velvet
cupcake with cream cheese frosting); Naughty or Nice (chocolate cupcake
with dulce leche filling topped with dulce leche butter cream) -- plus
vegan cupcakes such as cinnamon with dairy-free frosting. A dozen,
referred to as the Secret Santa Package, goes for $20, and allows
customers to write a special hint inside the cupcake. For an extra five
dollars, hopeless romantics can get their dozen topped with mistletoe.
Malli Gero and Ellen Pulda of chocolate.com,
"the world's largest chocolate market place", are offering personalized
chocolate lollipops, business cards, trading cards and picture frames,
each printed with an edible image of your choice -- photos of your
friends and family, logos of your business or fav sports team, and so
forth. There are thousands of other chocolate items in their inventory,
like truffles, caramels, barks, cookies and candies; quite a few go for
less $25, some much higher. We don't have a very Christmas-y photo to
show, but imagine Amanda below wearing a Santa hat rather than a
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