FAQ – Cupcakes

Do you bake from scratch?

Yes! Our batters are made fresh from scratch using the most natural ingredients we can find. We don’t use mixes or frozen cakes, everything is baked fresh to order in small batches. We only use our homemade buttercream and choose not to use fondant or gum paste so our products taste as good as they look.

Are your cupcakes frozen?

We never freeze our cupcakes or cakes; everything is baked fresh to order.

How much do your cupcakes cost?

Our standard size cupcakes start at $4 each depending on dietary recipe and design.

Do you offer mini cupcakes?

Yes, by special order only. Mini cupcakes start at $2 each depending on dietary recipe, with a minimum of 12 per flavor.

Can every flavor be made in mini size?

No. We can make most of our cupcake flavors in mini size, some with decor modifications, and some just have too much going on to be made smaller. Please see Mini Cupcakes for flavors available by special order.

Do you offer jumbo cupcakes?

Yes, several flavors of Jumbo Filled Cupcakes are available on a walk in basis for $8 each, see our monthly Carryout Menu. Other flavors can be special ordered with a minimum of 6 per flavor.

Is there a minimum order for cupcakes?

Walk-in retail customers can select any quantity of in stock cupcakes from our current monthly Carryout Menu with no minimum. Special orders of standard size cupcakes, cheesecake cupcakes, and jumbo filled cupcakes have a minimum of 6 per flavor by special order. Mini cupcakes have a minimum of 12 per flavor.

How do you box cupcakes?

We package quantities of a dozen cupcakes or less in plastic snap containers, which keep your cupcakes fresher than boxes. Larger quantities are packed together in paper boxes. Decorated cupcakes may be boxed with inserts or in molded plastic containers depending on quantity and design. Requests for individual boxes or boxing smaller quantities separately will incur extra charges.

How should I store cupcakes?

Standard cake cupcakes should NOT be refrigerated, as refrigeration dries them out. Most flavors will keep well at room temperature for a couple days in an airtight container such as our plastic snap containers or tupperware. Wrap larger boxes in plastic wrap or a clean kitchen trash bag, and keep them on your counter overnight.

Decorated cupcakes with dark frosting accents should be stored in the refrigerator overnight so the colors don’t bleed. Take them out at least 2-3 hours before serving so they come to room temperature.

Cheesecake cupcakes and jumbo filled cupcakes should be stored in the refrigerator, but taste best closer to room temperature. Allow them to sit out for an hour or so before consuming. Jumbo filled cupcakes can be taken out of refrigeration and microwaved for 15-20 seconds before consuming if you just can’t wait:)

Can I freeze your cupcakes?

Yes! Wrap the box in plastic wrap, and freeze up to 6 months. When you’re ready to enjoy your cupcakes, defrost the box in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Take it out and let it come to room temperature 2-3 hours before serving. Please note we cannot guarantee how the decoration or flavor will hold up in the freezer (as we don’t freeze cupcakes ourselves), but our customers tell us our cupcakes freeze well.

Do you have a flavor schedule?

Yes, we change our Carryout Menu monthly. You can walk in and purchase from this menu during open hours with no minimum, or call ahead and pre-pay if you’d like us to pack them before you arrive.

Do you make cheesecake cupcakes daily?

Yes, we have 4 flavors of cheesecake cupcakes on our monthly Carryout Menu.

What kind of frosting do you use?

We only use our homemade natural buttercream and cream cheese frosting. We do not use fondant, gum paste, or whipped frosting. Our cupcake buttercream has no shortening in it (with the exception of vegan frosting).

Can I change the frosting color or flavor?

Yes, there is no charge to change the color or flavor of the buttercream on special ordered cupcakes with a minimum of 6 per flavor/color. We don’t recommend dark or saturated colors, as they will stain teeth.

Can I order black, red, or navy blue frosting on my cupcakes or cake?

You can, but please note that dark or saturated colors will likely stain teeth, and could have a slight metallic taste due to the high level of food coloring. We recommend white, chocolate, or pastel colored buttercream, and saving darker colors for accents.

Can I change the baking liners on my cupcakes?

Yes, you can change the color of pleated or foil liner on special ordered standard size cupcakes free of charge, as long as we have your choice in stock. We typically have paper pleated liners in solid colors of the rainbow, neutrals, some pastels, animal prints, and polka dots. We stock foil liners in bright and pastel colors, black, brown, white, silver, gold, and rose gold. Gluten free and vegan cupcakes can only be baked in foil liners, as they are more delicate recipes. We only stock white liners for mini cupcakes. Cheesecake cupcakes are only baked in 2oz. white paper souffle cups, as they are too heavy for standard baking liners.

Can I change or add sprinkles on my cupcakes?

Yes, there is no extra charge to change or add sprinkles to special ordered cupcakes, as long as we have your choice in stock. We stock many colors of jimmies, sanding sugar, crystal sugar, sugar pearls, and confetti sprinkles. Please contact us to request custom sprinkles on your order.

How many cupcakes should I buy for a party?

If cupcakes will be your only dessert, we recommend ordering 1-1.5 standard size cupcakes per person, depending on how many flavor choices you want to offer. The more flavors you offer, the more your guests will tempted to sample more than one cupcake. If you want to purchase closer to one cupcake per person, we suggest ordering one flavor, or something simple like chocolate and vanilla in standard size. Mini cupcakes are a good bite for most people, so we suggest ordering 2.5-3 per person.

Do you make Gluten Free cupcakes?

Yes, we have 6 flavors of Gluten Free cupcakes on our monthly Carryout Menu for walk-in orders. Many of our flavors can be made GF by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. You can find our list of flavors here. Click the pulldown menu labeled “Dietary Selection” on each product to see if that flavor is available Gluten Free. Our Gluten Free cupcakes substitute Glutino all purpose flour for wheat flour, which is primarily tapioca and rice flour based. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes.

Do you make Vegan cupcakes?

Yes, we have 6 flavors of Vegan cupcakes on our monthly Carryout Menu. Many of our flavors can be made vegan by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. You can find our list of flavors here. Click the pulldown menu labeled “Dietary Selection” on each product to see if that flavor is available vegan. Our Vegan cupcakes substitute dairy and eggs for soy milk, vegetable oil or shortening (soy based), Earth Balance vegan margarine, and either Ener-G egg replacer or applesauce. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes.

Can you make Egg Free cupcakes?

Yes, we can make Egg Free cupcakes that still contain dairy by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. Any flavor that can be made vegan can also be made Egg Free with dairy products. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes.

Can you make cupcakes that are both Gluten Free and Vegan?

Yes, many of our flavors can be made Gluten Free Vegan by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. You can find our list of flavors here. Click the pulldown menu labeled “Dietary Selection” on each product to see if that flavor is available Gluten Free Vegan. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes.

Can you make Sugar Free cupcakes for diabetics?

Yes, several of our flavors can be made Sugar Free by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. You can find our list of flavors here. Click the pulldown menu labeled “Dietary Selection” on each product to see if that flavor is available Sugar Free. Sugar Free cupcakes are made with Splenda sugar substitute, and contain dairy, eggs, and gluten. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes. Please take care in consuming Sugar Free products, and consult a medical professional if you are diabetic. We are not responsible for any adverse effects of consuming our products.

Do you make Keto cupcakes or cakes?

Yes, many of our flavors can be made Keto by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. You can find our list of flavors here. Click the pulldown menu labeled “Dietary Selection” on each product to see if that flavor is available Keto. Keto diet-friendly cupcakes are made with a blend of gluten free almond and coconut flour, erythritol sugar substitute, almond milk, high fat dairy products, and natural flavor extracts. Please note some toppings may be modified or omitted for special dietary cupcakes. We do not make Keto cakes at this time. Our Keto cupcakes have approximately 2-5 grams net carbs depending on flavor, though nutrition information may vary due the handmade nature of our products. Please take care in consuming Keto products, and consult a medical professional before starting a Keto diet. We are not responsible for any adverse effects of consuming our products.

Can you make soy free cupcakes?

Most of our cupcakes contain either soy ingredients or sprinkles/decor. We can accommodate soy allergies in limited flavors with modified decor by special order with a minimum of 6 per flavor. Please note we cannot make our cupcakes both soy free and dairy free, as our dairy substitutes contain soy. We cannot make soy free cakes.

I have a food allergy, can I eat your cupcakes?

We do have peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, egg, and dairy ingredients in our bakery. We take care to separate these ingredients and sanitize baking implements between uses. However, we do not have separate ovens for special dietary products, so we cannot 100% guarantee the environment will be free of allergens. That being said, we have many clients with dietary restrictions and allergies, and haven’t had any problems, knock on wood:) Please note we cannot accommodate soy-dairy allergies or corn allergies at this time.
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