Celebrating Birthdays 3 of our Cupcake inspired Celebrities!

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Celebrating the 1950’s Celebrities, Movies and TV Shows That Inspired Our Cupcakes

Hello! As many of you know, Kokolita Cakes and More located in the heart of Santa Clarita Valley is a 50’s-era inspired cupcakes, empanadas and more shop. We have over 80 flavors of cupcakes that were inspired by certain celebrities, movies or TV shows from the 1950’s. Every week we are going to honor each Celebrity, Movie and TV show and give you a little history about them and the cupcake flavor they were inspired by.

This week we have three amazing Celebrity Birthday’s to celebrate. Audrey Hepburn born May 4th, 1929, Willie Mays born May 6th, 1931 and Orson Welles born May 6th, 1912.

Audrey Hepburn born Audrey Kathleen Ruston May 4th, 1929 was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. She was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her career started on stage. As a film and fashion icon, Audrey Hepburn was active during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was listed by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Her first major starring role was Roman Holiday in 1953. After that role, she was signed to a seven-picture contract with Paramount. She stared in a several films after from 1954-1960. Then in 1961 she stared in the legendary film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s as a New York call girl Holly Golightly. From this film is where Kokolita’s was inspired to create the “Holly Golightly” cupcake. Cupcakes Holly Golightly

The Holly Golightly cupcake is infused with pink champagne and is filled with fresh strawberries and frosted with a rich cream cheese frosting garnished with a chocolate swirl cigarillo. This cupcake is as sophisticated and beautiful as Holly Golightly and is addictive too! Trust me you just can’t get enough.

Our next Celebrity is from the All-American Sports, Baseball. Mr. Willie Mays. Willie Howard Mays Jr. born May 6th, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama. Willie’s early career began playing for the Fairfield Stars in the Birmingham Industrial League alongside his father. He also starred on the football and basketball teams at Fairfield Industrial High School. At age 16 he began playing for the Birmingham Black Barons of the professional Negro Leagues on the weekends. Mays signed with the New York Giants after graduating in 1950 and was sent to the minors. He joined the big leagues in 1951. Mays got off to a slow start with the Giants. The speedy center fielder made a huge impression with his defensive abilities and eventually proved a capable hitter as well. Mays returned from the Military in 1954. That is when he blasted a league-leading 51 home runs in 1955 and the following year he won his first of four-consecutive stolen base titles. He was a hero in his Harlem community. Mays famously played stickball with the local kids and his cheerful exuberance Willie Mays Hey Kid Cupcakeearning him the nickname, the “Say Hey Kid.” This nickname has inspired Kokolita’s Hey Kid cupcake. In 1972 Mays formed the Say Hey Foundation to help underprivileged children through education and community support.

Hey Kid cupcake is a kettle corn cupcake with a salted buttercream frosting topped with kettle corn. Scrumptious!

Finally, Orson Welles, born George Orson Welles May 6th, 1915. He was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. In 1937 on Broadway he played the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. In his radio career the legendary 1938 broadcast of “The War of The Worlds” and most notably in his film “Citizen Kane.” Citizen Kane is often considered the greatest film ever made. Orson Welles co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in as Charles Foster Kane. Welles was an outsider to the studio system and only directed 13 full-length films in his career. Welles followed up Citizen Kane with 12 other films, such as, The Magnificent Ambersons, Touch of Evil, and The Lady from Shanghai. In 2002 Orson Welles was voted the greatest film director of all time in two British Film Institute polls.

Citizen Kane was the inspiration for Kokolita’s Citizen Kane cupcake. Orson Welles was known to eat a whole pineapple with his dinner nightly accompanied also by his drink containing gin, sweet vermouth and Campari bitters. This pineapple cupcake has a light infusion of sweet vermouth and gin and is topped with a deliciously blended Campari buttercream frosting. “Charles Foster Kane: I don’t think there’s one word that can describe a man’s life.”Orson Welles in Citizen Kane Cupcake

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