Thursday, July 23, 2009

Auckland Food Show

Hi Guys

We just wanted to let you know that unfortunately we won't be at the St Heliers Market next weekend.

We have been lucky enough to secure a spot a the Auckland Food Show this year which is the 30th July - 2nd August 2009. We are very excited to be doing our first food show along with hundreds of other exhibitors. Last year the show attracted around 36,000 visitors.

These lots to do and see there, I for one will be on celeb foodie watch! If you have some time spare come and check us out :)

Keep a lookout out for our "product pod" which will be displaying some yummy red velvet cupcakes with the official Food Show logo on the top. These are large glass displays which are in great locations around the show.

We are going to be very busy girls over the next week or so. Stay tuned for an our next update and pics ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We've found a new Market

We are excited to have a stall at the next St Heliers Art & Craft Market. The market is in a brilliant location near the beach and funky cafes & restaurants, plenty of parking about, and as its under shelter in the hall, so no need for us to worry about keeping our cupcakes dry! - we'd love for you to pop down and say Hi.

St Heliers Art & Craft Market. 10am. - 4pm.
Tamaki Ex Services Association Hall (Cnr Turua St & Polygon Road)- just one block over from St Heliers Bay Road & the Beach.

Sunday August 2nd.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Competition results

Thanks so much to those that entered a loved one into our first competition. We had so much trouble picking the winners from the heart felt entries received, its great to hear that there is still so many people out there looking out for each other during trying times, and wonderful to hear how appreciated your Mums are.
We ended up giving away 5 boxes of Cupids Touch cupcakes and really enjoyed the looks on their faces when we hand delivered them.

Please see below the winning entries to give you the warm fuzzies.....
Marise, Papakura, writes of her very caring Mum & Community hero:
I would like to nominate my mum. Mum does voluntary work for the Citizens Advise Bureau and the red cross on a weekly basis. Mum has recently been under the weather a wee bit as she has had horrible ulcers on her legs which required her wearing tight surgical bandages on both legs, this did not stop mum from doing her voluntary work or stop her from visiting my Dad every day in hospital when he had a stroke. Mum so deserves these cup cakes - she will probably take them to share at the CAB, thats just the type of woman she is.

Faith, Milford, writes of a very giving animal lover:
She is a very special lady who works fulltime and devotes a huge amount of time to rescuing unloved cats all hours of the day and night, she goes above and beyond the call of duty. She could work from 8-8pm and still be out in all weathers late at night and early in the morning rescuing cats that need help.
Fred, Mangere, writes of a Supermum/gran:
I am entering this for my momzy. She is the most amazing person in the world. Besides holding down a fulltime job, she is also enjoying the treat (well I am sure its a treat for her? ha) of being a new grandmother of my two beautiful nieces. After some crazy shift work hours, mum comes home and wants to take on majority of the responsibility of her granddaughters, by choice I might add. Not only that, everytime we go to visit or friends go to visit, she becomes host of the year with open arms (a little bit like the ginger hair lady on Desperate Housewives, without the crazy intentions). Besides being the best mother, grandmother and friend - shes the best baker, butcher and candlestick maker (ha). Just the best friend any of us could have. Moments like this when you wish Mothers Day was every day! In saying that, I would be broke. But just to have a box of your Delish Cupcakes - PRICELESS.
Michael, Castor Bay, writes of his superstar neighbour:
After a tough year for me, having had an accident leaving me off work for 10 weeks, and also having to get to grips with being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, Claire has been a fantastic neighbour and friend. She has been available at the drop of a hat to help with my child care responsibilities for my 8 year old son who I am home with in the afternoon. She also understands my need to have a gluten free diet, as her mother is also Coeliac, and is always sending me over gluten free baking. My son is included in many things they do with their 7 and 5 year old kids. I know she is active in the community too, and has recently returned to teaching part time - so she has loads on her plate, yet still finds time to help me. She is a great neighbour and deserves to have some special treats delivered to her, like I have mine from her.
Vanessa, Glenfield, writes of her busy and special Mum:
My mum is the best mum, she still looks out for me at 31 years old, as well and running around after my brother and sister (yes it is time she let go) and my Father ( who is disabled but beside that he takes a lot of looking after) she spends her share time knitting for my soon to be born nephew, and is the most selfless person i know ( and that makes me think she would perhaps share the cup cakes with us too). For all she does she deserves the biggest THANK YOU ever.

Thank you again to all who nominated such special people. We hope you look forward to our next competition as much as us.

Fun orders

We've had lots of fun with personalised orders this week and we'd love to share a few pics.
Below are some cheeky Ginger Cats for a 60th Birthday. The Birthday girl loves ginger cats, and after her daughter saw these in the book 'Hello Cupcake', she just knew she had to have them. They were double chocolate cupcakes with Orange Buttercream frosting - tasting just like a giant jaffa really!

Here are some pretty flowers nestled atop our vanilla 'Delish' based cupcake for an 'English Cottage Garden' themed birthday. We love how the green cupcake simulates a grass bed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We know that there are loads of people out there helping each other through difficult times, or being really good mates who go the extra mile, so
Delish Cupcakes are giving you the chance to win a special Thank You present for that some special.

We have boxes of 9 beautiful Cupid's Touch Cupcakes to give away to 3 deserving people this weekend.

All you need to do is fill in an online entry form outlining the reasons why the nominated person is deserving, along with some other details.

The nominated person needs to be in Auckland and available to receive a delivery on late saturday afternoon. The winning entries will be published on our blog to give everyone the warm fuzzies :)

Competition closes Saturday 9am and the winners will be contacted shortly after to arrange delivery.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Working websites and working hard

Well, an exciting few weeks of development for us!
OUR WEBSITE IS WORKING!!! We are sooooo excited that its up - Its great to see it all put together! Its certainly a lot nicer in real life than the sketches we did that reminded us of a primary school project!
A VERY special thanks to Kathryns husband who worked into the wee small hours for us getting it up - and for putting up with our daily 'are we there yet?' moans!
The pics from our photoshoot are looking amazing...we even had to 'watermark' them to help prevent theft - heck - imagine that - others like our cupcake pics so much, they may steal them and palm them off as their own!
Our friends have been wonderful spreading the word for us, and our facebook fans have been so supportive - we are closely monitoring the 'hits' statistics etc, and its exciting seeing that increase daily.
We are chuffed to have found a new supplier whom we can source a few products from to help us achieve more special cupcakes. We've had fun playing with their Chocolate Transfers to create our new 'Fancy Pants' cupcake.
Its a double chocolate cupcake, with strawberry frosting and a fancy wee dark chocolate heart which has the little pink hearts on.
Its super sweet, very girly, and has been popular at the markets.
Here's a pic of it attached.
The Silverdale Market is going well. We're getting to know other stall holders now, and are learning more tricks to help us through the cold winter mornings. We were chilled to the bone this week with a cold southerly - and were most jealous of our 'neighbour' who had a hot water bottle under her jacket - now THATS thinking...needless to say, we will be having those up our jumpers this week!
Both being huge Dog lovers (but unfortunately neither having one of our own) we're enjoying spotting all the dogs of the people wandering by - here is 'Eddy' enjoying every last crumbs from her Mummy, Sallys cupcake case! ADORABLE!

We are also exploring more markets around Auckland. We will keep you updated with any new locations.

We have been busy with orders over the last couple of weekends and have done a few special ones lately. Firstly we did a Cookie Monster & Elmo birthday order for one of our favourite facebook fans :)

The order below is building themed order, who says cupcakes are girlie! The cupcakes were a mix of flavours and frosting with chocolate tools stabbed in them.

These little mini's were a thank you to Glenpark Child Care Centre, the ladies there are amazing. We did mini lil Teasers and also Vanilla with vanilla buttercream and Vanilla with strawberry frosting.

Finally here's one that we are both in love with. These we an order for a psychologist. It was a double chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache. Poor Colleen spent hours making the fondant but they were well worth it.

We are also excited about latest cupcake purchase, a giant cupcake tin from America. We have done a trial run which was very yummy and adorable. We will have them for sale on the website as soon as we can figure out how to house them :)