A variety of cupcakes on display at PinkaBella cupcakes in Bothell, Washington.

PinkaBella Cupcakes

When asked the question how long have I been baking, the truth is for as long I could recite the alphabet. My love for baking began with my grandma and mother, who always baked homemade goodies from scratch. I started out thinking a cupcake company which catered to special events would be a great idea. Little did I know, the requests for daily cupcakes would become a regular occurrence, which inspired me to open a cupcake bakery. I love anything cute and my SWEET love for cute little cakes and cupcakes is the passion that drives me. Besides… cute doesn’t need a reason, so celebrate any occasion without needing an occasion at all!

My cupcake obsession began when I was a little girl and I dreamed of beautiful cakes and cupcakes, but my bigger dream was birthday parties and weddings. I have always looked for reasons to celebrate – to throw a party. When I was in college I would go home for weekends to bake and then bring goodies back to have parties in my dorm room. When I “grew up” the parties evolved to quite a larger scale, throwing wedding and baby showers for friends, large Christmas parties and many birthday parties. When we adopted our first daughter I lived and dreamed planning her birthday parties often thinking of themes two years ahead. Later when we met our soon-to-be-adopted children from Guatemala, I was heartbroken to learn they had never had a birthday party. I could not wait to get them home to throw them great parties. When my kids entered school I realized that there were many children who could not bring treats to school on their birthday so I decided cupcakes were something I could do.

So my cupcake passion was reborn…dreaming once again of cupcakes only now I dream of building something out of my passion, being able to use proceeds from our sales to give back as well as having already donated over 30,000 cupcakes to schools and foundations. I live in Kirkland, Washington with my husband Doug and four adopted children, Gabe, Tycie, Jazzmyn and Mia. The story of my children inspire me every day, and they are the reason I feel so passionate about children all around, here and abroad.

Now my 3 older children work in my stores, bakery and delivering cupcakes, and they are as passionate about the business as their mother. It truly is a family affair!


PinkaBella Cupcakes

Let your story unfold at one of these great locations.

Enter to Win $2,500

By taking our brief survey and helping us bring the best of Bothell to you.

Thank you for your assistance with this survey. It will only take a couple of minutes of your time and is greatly appreciated. Upon submission, your email address will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $2,500. For further information on the offer, please click here for the Official Rules. Every submission, regardless of answers, will have equal opportunity to win the prize.

Which of the following statements best describe why you visited Begin at Bothell’s website? (Please check all that apply)

Which of the following decisions had you made prior to visiting Begin at Bothell's website? (Please check all that apply)

How did you find Begin at Bothell's website?

When visiting the Begin at Bothell website, what information were you hoping to find? (Please check all that apply)

Where is your permanent residence?

Please feel free to share any comments you may have about Begin at Bothell's website.

Please provide your e-mail address.  ***This will only be used for the drawing and for one follow up communication in approximately six months related to your travel.***

Please opt me in to receive ongoing communications from Begin at Bothell with valuable trip planning information. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.

If you answered Yes to the previous question, please let us know your first name.  

Chance to win: $2500

  • 1
  • 10

You’re entered for the chance to win $2500! Start planning your trip now.