Cheesecake and cupcakes

Lorraine MurphyThis didn't click in our heads until this morning: Lorraine Murphy, the owner of the new Bettie's Cakes in Saratoga, is the local photographer Lorraine Murphy who takes pinup photos (that's her on the right). From our interview with her earlier this year:

I just like the classic beauty of the pin-ups. They were so gorgeous and curvy. I like that the women could be curvy. The 50's were exciting -- the sexuality -- it's kind of like a tease -- not showing the whole thing. I like the hint of suggestion.
I think because it's very period -- it's not everyday -- it's more fun. It's something very different but still classy. I didn't want to do nude or boudoir photos. Retro is more fun anyway. You're going back in time. You put on wigs from the 1950's -- it's fun to go back in time to the glamor days

The new cake shop, of course, has a 1950s aesthetic.

And one of the inspirations for Murphy's pin-up photographs: Bettie Page. Yep, with an "ie."

photo: Lorraine Murphy


this is so cute, hopefully i can make it up there at some point. i love that she named her shop after bettie page, who i've had a certain interest in for a while. :)

We happened to wander by during the opening. Cupcake scored *very* highly - moist, dense, flavourful; kudos.

Coffee only so-so, but I had a good discussion with the server who turns out, I see, to also be the owner, and she seemed very invested in getting it right.

We'll go back, even living 30 miles away.

bettie's cupcakery rocks. such a cute place, the owner is as sweet and cute as her delicious cupcakes!

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