Monday, November 7, 2011

Announcing our newest cupcake!

We are excited to announce the “Bonnie Bee” cupcake as the newest edition to our menu of gourmet cupcakes here at The Bean!

Come on in and indulge yourself in the “Bonnie Bee.” A cupcake constructed of moist, mouth-watering oatmeal spice cake, topped with coconut cream custard, and completed with a swirl of smooth vanilla cream cheese frosting. However, a trip to heaven for your taste buds is not the only thing that this cupcake has to offer… “Bonnie Bee” also has a lot of lovin’ behind its creation.

The “Bonnie Bee” is close to our hearts here at the Cocoa Bean, since it is named after Bonnie Beard, cousin and mentor to Gary Rasmussen and Gloria Mugleston, the founders of The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Café.  While managing a restaurant near her home in Idaho, Bonnie employed young Gary and Gloria, and taught them the importance of good business while also serving as a mentor and teacher for Gary and Gloria’s future business dreams. Bonnie regularly included the two young entrepreneurs in the workings of the food industry: from the endeavors of the kitchen to the undertakings of the restaurant. Because of this, Bonnie was a big help in providing Gary and Gloria with the knowledge and skill to establish The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Café and its unique, creative, delicious, and amazing gourmet cupcakes and drinks.

In honor of Bonnie Beard’s contribution to Gary and Gloria’s success, we are honored to add the “Bonnie Bee” cupcake to our menu. From Bonnie Beard’s very own oatmeal spice cake recipe, the “Bonnie Bee” will be made and served to all customers searching for an incredible gourmet treat with a lot of lovin’ mixed in.

Friday, November 4, 2011

We're official & giving away cupcakes!

free cupcakes? free cupcakes!

in case your didn't know, we have an official page on facebook.

'Like' us, and then write a recommendation to your friends
{maybe about your favorite cupcakes flavor or drink}
and you'll be automatically entered to win!

once we reach 2,000 fans, every person who wrote us a recommendation is eligible to win.
did we mention the prize is a dozen free cupcakes?!

in case you get lost, the recommendations are on the right side, see?
we cannot wait to see what you have to say & who the lucky winner will be!
we are jealous already :)


Friday, October 14, 2011

What Today's Women Want Expo

Want some Cocoa Bean cupcakes for $1.50? Then come see us at the What Today's Women Want Expo today and tomorrow at the Idaho Falls Shilo Inn.

We are excited to be an official vendor in this year's expo, and hope to see all our lovely ladies come say hi and grab some delicious cupcakes. The event will be held all day this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 14-15) with events beginning around 9 am. The Expo also features great classes, speakers and demonstrations on everything from zumba to meal planning.

Our gourmet cupcakes will be available for purchase at a fraction of the price. After grabbing your favorite cupcake, you can browse the Expo's 70 vendors who will be offering a variety of amazing products. Please come and see us! If you're looking to purchase tickets or see a schedule of the expo's weekend events, click here. 

We would love to see you there!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cover of Idaho Falls Magazine March 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cupcake Schedule 2011

Monday, November 1, 2010


HEY EVERYONE!! The Cocoa Bean is opening up in Idaho Falls next to Five
Guy's Wed. Nov. 3, 2010, Come between 5pm-11pm to experience the Café’s
gourmet cupcakes and specialty drinks for FREE, while giving back to a
worthy cause. By bringing in a donation item for The Haven Shelter
...during the soft opening event, customers can enjoy either a FREE
gourmet cupcake or a FREE specialty drink. SPREAD THE WORD!! :)

The Haven Shelter provides emergency shelter, short-term transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families and single women. Donations sought for The Haven Shelter include non-perishable food items; toiletries, such as hair care, soap and toilet paper; new bedding, such as sheets or blankets; cooking utensils; and paper or plastic products, such as plates, bowls and paper towels.