Denver Post

High Country & Happy Cakes

By The Denver Post 12/12/2007 01:00:00 AM MST

High Country Orchards

At her family's Palisade orchard, Theresa High preserves the fruits of summer in jars packed in cute mini fruit crates. Choose from peach jalapeño, bing cherry, plum, apricot, peach amaretto, peach salsa or just plain peach. The minimum order is two boxes of two jams, ranging from $24.99 to $34.99, from highcountryorchards.com.

Happy Cakes Bakeshop

Make no mistake about it: Denver is in the middle of a cupcake coup — suddenly, they're everywhere. Happy Cakes, already popular with wedding and birthday planners across town, now ups the ante with their new shop in the Highland neighborhood. Try classic flavors like chocolate, or grown-up variations like the bourbon-soaked Jack & Coke or vodka-and-cranberry Cosmo. 3815 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3556. Kristen Browning-Blas