Drinking on the job is frowned upon in most establishments, but Sophi P. Cakes, the Official Cupcakery of Festival, has you covered: Lafayette’s original gourmet cupcakery is bringing back the Festival Punch cupcake.
“It supports the whole town, not just downtown,” says Jennifer Melancon, who owns the shop with husband Dustin.
The Festival Punch cupcake is an orange cake baked with spiced rum, pineapple filling and topped with coconut rum buttercream. One bite and your senses will take you front and center to a zydeco band and put you in search of some shades and a straw hat.
While the Johnston Street shop is not in prime view during Festival International, Sophi P has come up with a way to show its support by jumping on the campaign of Festival Pin-selling to help keep this beloved experience free for everyone. A stop by the bakery is more than satisfying a craving, as the purchase of Festival International pins can be made here with an added sweet bonus: 10 percent off a bakery purchase.
Cupcake and Festival lovers should check out the Sophi P. Cakes' Facebook page during the week of Festival International for special promotion announcements.
|Photo by Kari Walker|
Festival Punch cupcake and official 2013 Festival International pin, both available at Sophi P. Cakes.
So be sure to indulge in a little amuse-bouche this April, because this limited edition flavor is just that, limited.
U.S. District Judge James Brady had ruled that the corrections department must reveal by this week the information about where it obtained its two lethal injection drugs.
The enrollment period ends this month.
Newsy tidbits for the fam
Irish style is smiling
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
Abshire has rejoined the Lafayette Bar Association, where she previously served as marketing coordinator under longtime Executive Director Susan Holliday
Home-grown Baton Rouge market/deli heads to Lafayette.
Deadline for submitting noms for annual competition is March 15
Whitney Bank officials have confirmed that the downtown branch will cease to exist when it relocates its regional headquarters to River Ranch at the end of May.
So far the Democratic agenda includes proposals to expand Medicaid; increase the minimum wage; offer equal pay to women; heighten regulations on predatory lending practices, like payday loans; and add more transparency in the governor’s office.
Hot-button education issues ranging from Common Core to charter schools have some lawmakers pushing to scrap the appointing process and go back to electing the state's super.
Downtown Lafayette restaurant launches new concept near Le Triomphe
Police say the handcuffed man fatally shot himself in the back, but his family isn't buying the story.
Yeah, it's smoked venison sausage stuffed in a suckling pig stuffed in a lamb and roasted over an open fire.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a budget proposal that suggests new education and health care spending, pay raises for state workers and an incentive fund to encourage colleges to enhance their science, engineering and technology training.
Reamco founders Brent Milam and Ashley Lane now shareholders in acquiring company and part of its management team.
Low heels, high style
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.