Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Cant believe that its that time of year again...what to do? What to do? Soap on a rope?, Socks?, Slippers? BBQ tools?, Rod Steward CD?, Old Spice? hmmmm, they've all kinda been done to death huh?! Well, luckily that blokes like cupcakes too!

When we first opened, we have to admit we were quite surprised with the number of guys that come in to purchase some sweet treats, and even more surprised to find that its often the guys that drive the decision regarding flavour of wedding cupcake towers!

So this Saturday, we will have some bloke friendly flavours in store - they'll be baked fresh as usual, so will be fine for you to store them in an airtight containers somewhere at home, to give to the special man in your life come Fathers Day this Sunday morning.
We aren't usually open on Sunday's and aren't going to make an exemption or do deliveries on Sunday, as we want to spend the day with our special men too..we're sure you understand!

Blokey Favourites available as pictured above:
Boston Gnome - Vanilla stuffed with Custard topped in Vanilla dipped in Chocolate
Luck of the Irish - Guinness infused chocolatey cupcake topped with Baileys irish cream frosting
Choc Bomb - Double Chocolate with Chocolate Ganache
Buzz Bar - Stuffed with Caramel & Marshmellow, topped in Vanilla Chocolate
Tiramisu - Stuffed with coffee filling, infused with espresso and topped in coffee cream cheese
Cookie Dough - Caramelly cupcake with chewy cookie dough inside.

Pre-orders taken for pick ups - we recommend a box of 6 (one of each flavour) or a Dozen (2 of each flavour) for variety.
The last day for pre-ordering - particularly for deliveries will be Friday mid-day.
Of course, we'll be baking our wee hearts out so there are lots instore, but in order to avoid disappointment, its a good idea to get your order in.
We havent got a special 'Fathers Day' set on our website (as our new one is still in development behind the scenes) - so just order a different flavour from the online menu and in the 'special instructions to merchant' state: Fathers Day mix' and we'll get it sorted - or give us a call at the shop: 09 974 3349

So think about your men...Dads, Grandads, Stepdads, Dads of your 'Fur Children' - or the special Father figure in your life, and grab them something on Saturday. We all know the way to their hearts is through their tummies!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

SPCA Cupcake Day Tomorrow!

Wow, we cant believe how the time has flown...another year has gone by, and its time for SPCA Cupcake Day again.
We are suckers for our furry friends, as you can tell in this picture, and are pleased to be support SPCA Cupcake day again...this time in quite a big way!
We've been super busy baking up a storm, so that you can get your hands on some of our Cupcakes, with all proceeds going to the SPCA.

There will be 2 stands set up on the North Shore, so that you can grab a cupcake on your way to work, and help this amazing cause at the same time.

Where & When:

Albany Park and Ride from 6.30am
Takapuna outside the information centre, 49 Hurstmere Road (next to NZ Post) - from 7.30am -

Tomorrow - Monday 29th August 2011

We will also have a limited number of animal themed cupcakes in store.

None of these are available for pre-order or delivery, so its first in first served.

Even if you dont get your hands on one of our cupcakes, there are many hard working home bakers in the community arranging their own fundraisers within schools, workplaces and morning teas for the SPCA, so we hope that you'll be involved one way or another, whether its buying, baking, or just donating to official collectors.

We cant wait to see how much is raised!

Be sure take pictures of any of your creations if you're getting involved, we'd love to see them.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Finally an update!!

Please forgive us for the EXTREME delay between blog posts. We've been rather busy girls in the shop (those cupcakes dont just bake themselves gosh darn it!), and our religious posting to our facebook page is good, and tonnes of work going on in the background for our hot new website has been happening, our poor ol blog has been neglected...will you forgive us? Pretty please with sprinkles on top?

A pinky promise to you - we will start to blog weekly...shocking I know...BUT...its in our calendar..with reminders even..WHOA..thats official!

Recap in Bullet Points incase you've missed any action of late..

  • We celebrated 1 year in our store...INSANE how the time has flown! - We have really settled into the store and have some amazing locals and regulars - its rather like Cheers sometimes with peeps popping into visit, staying for their lunch from the sushi shop a few doors down, and where everybody knooows your naaaame!

  • Sophie who has joined our team rocks our world, and is possibly as zany as us. She makes AMAZING Cake pops - which we always say are AMAZEBALLS, and the bad jokes just keep flyin around the kitchen...but seriously, if you haven't tried a Cake Pop...then do it..keep you eye out for them on Saturdays instore.

  • We got some HOT canvas art for the store of our cupcakes, which has really brightened up the place, and helped considerably with the echo (go figure!)

  • Got our new wee vehicle which is perfect for zipping around on cupcake business with our Pink logo on the back...she is affectionately known as Daisy, so if you see her around, give her a friendly honk...no finger signals thanks (note to self..have to curb the inner road rage now that vehicle is signwritten!)

  • More exciting new flavours added to our range, making appearances in store from time to time, some we have dreamed up whilst hungry, and some are from your awesome suggestions...keep em comin..we love coming up with new flavours.

  • Kathryn has two new fur babies, adopted from Raewyns Cat Rescue. They've settled into home and putting up with their big 4 year old human brother very well, and are already growing quickly.

  • Another fantastic Food Show has been and gone (and we have our voices back now from our constant talking!! hehe) It was great as always meeting all sorts of awesome peeps, handing our zillions of mini's for taste testers and swapping goodies with other exhibitors! hehe.. We got a great response from one of our dessert tables that we had on display - even having a couple of things swiped of it!

  • Colleen is having fun with the evening classes, teaching you keen home cupcakers the secrets the buttercream frosting, meeting lots of fellow baking addicts and having some laughs along the way.

  • Brilliant having a few of the papers, womens magazines and online sites featuring us of late - Thanks to Womans Day, New Idea, nzgirl, Sunday Star Times & The North Shore Times. Still a little odd seeing our logo and cupcakes in print sometimes!

  • The Novelty of our iphones still hasnt worn off, so please forgive us for experimenting with a million different picture apps, labels and filters for our site, and spamming our Facebook wall & Twitter with them! We have to say though, being able to see your orders in our calendar at the touch of a button wherever we are, or clicking on your address or phone number when we're a tad lost is invaluable!

  • Pita Pit has opened on Apollo Drive, Mairangi Bay - so a 5 min drive to get our lunch fix is a regular occurance...YAY for a yummy balance - we have to be good girls with all the important cupcake taste testing that goes on

  • We have ANOTHER new obsession....Pinterest.....words cant describe it...its our happy place - full of inspiration, beautiful things, amazing recipes, DIY projects we never have any time for, and everyone elses perfect houses that we put in our 'Lotto Dreams' board...oh, and cakes and cupcakes...lets not forget those!..Heaven....if you are not scared of being sucked in as we have been - then we dare you to look - www.pinterest.com

  • Been workin on our new website...I swear we have written enough content there that is the equivalent of writing a book - Super excited that its due to launch sooon...so eyes peeled

  • Really looking forward to the next SPCA Cupcake Day - we are going to be super busy as we are donating LOTS of cupcakes for the SPCA to sell at a couple of sites on the North Shore..blog post to come about that, so stay tuned!

Righto...catch you soooooon...PROMISE!