Sunday, July 18, 2010

Doggy Cupcakes

My customer wanted to give something a little bit different to her birthday guests!

Here is her feedback

"hi Rachel, the evening went really well and the cupcakes were a great hit. One was even given to a South African Rugby player to help him get over the loss suffered at the hands of the All Blacks! Thanks for your efforts, I will recommed you to anyone who is thinking of cupcakes for an event."

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland themed cupcakes are very popular and recently i was asked to do an 'Alice' Cake.

Jungle Animal Cake

The jungle cake is one of my most popular designs. I love making the animals and no two are ever the same!

Spiderman Biscuits

These Spiderman biscuits complimented the Spiderman cake. They make great party favours.

Cupcake Shoes!

I loved creating these new miniature shoes. Black and White seem to be my favourite colour combination at the moment! It might be hard to see in the photo but the black ones have 3 mini rosettes in the front.

New Cupcake Designs

It is always hard coming up with cupcake designs for men, but Sam was thrilled with these cupcakes, sent to him at his work.

New Cupcake Designs

Cupcakes are still proving to be a lovely gift for the 'someone special' in your life. Whether on the other side of the world or here in good old NZ, people love sending my cupcakes to their friends and colleagues here in Auckland. I love the elegance and simplicity of these black and white cupcakes.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rose Wedding

Roses are always popular with brides. They look elegant, classy and beautiful and the edible flowers can be colour matched to the bride's fresh flowers and/or table decorations.

Hello Kitty Cake

I have been dying to do a hello kitty cake for a long time and finally got the chance to do one last month.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Frangipani's seem to be the most popular flower at the moment. Maybe it's those balmy summer days reminding us of our holiday's in the Islands, which will soon be sadly behind us for another year. It is nice to have a change from the rose which is a classic and always a favourite, especially for weddings.

Filigree Design

My favourite cupcake design of the moment. Piped filigree decorations and chocolate transfer rounds, this elegant design has been very popular with young and old girls alike! Would make a great Mother's Day gift.

St Patricks Day Cupcakes

Here are some simple St Paddy's day cupcakes with a lucky four leaf clover I did for a couple of customers this year. They were chocolate cupcakes with Mint and Irish Cream frosting. "I just wanted to let you know the green cupcakes have gone down spectacularly. Thanks so much for a gorgeous super yummy product! Philippa. "

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Do you want to order a cake for someone living in Auckland?

Do you want to order a cake or cupcakes for someone living in Auckland? No problem, we can arrange this for you.

We accept orders from all over the world, to ensure your family & friends living in Auckland are not forgotten on their special day. Whether it is a special birthday, wedding anniversary, baby shower, Mother's day, Father's day or just to say I love you!

I offer a courier delivery service for cakes and cupcakes to most parts of Auckland. Generally the price is $15. Some outer areas of Auckland are $25. Please contact me for a definite quote.

Childrens cakes

If you have an idea for childrens cake, here at Cupcake, we can create it!. Click here to view a larger selection of our childrens cakes. Does your child have a favourite toy?, TV show or book?, these characters can all be expressed in a cake. Contact me with your idea, to obtain a quote.

Portion Guide Round Cakes
approx. serving size
6" 15cm 8-12
8" 20cm 20-25
10" 25cm 30-40
12" 30cm 45-60
Square cakes generally yield slightly more portions

Naughty cakes & X-rated tin hire

Here at Cupcake, we can create a naughty or rude cake, or you can hire our rude cake tins and create something for yourself. Click here to view our naughty cakes or click here for our adult cake tin hire

Shaped cake tin hire

Click here to view our full range of shaped cake tins, including nordicware, number tins, wedding cake tins and so much more.

Cake Tins - $8 - 2 Day Hire
$20 - Bond
If there is something you require that is not shown, please ask and I'll see if I can get it in for you.

Wedding cake topper hire

We have a great range of wedding cake toppers. With more great toppers to come! Click here to view our full range. From traditional, to contemporary and humourous.

Novelty cake tin hire

If there is something you require not here please ask and I'll see if I can get it in for you. Kids Novelty Cake Tins - $8 - 2 Day Hire - $20 Bond

Thomas the tank engine train, Superman, Sesame street, Rugrats, Racing car, Power puff girls,
Backyardigans, Baby buggy, Princess Stand up, 3D Bear, Harry Potter, Troll, Pooh Bear, Mickey Mouse, House, Dolly Varden, 3D Cruiser car, Book, Butterfly, Batman, Barbie, Big Bird, Elmo Topsy turvy, Flag, Kitty Cat, Huggable Bear, Guitar, Transformers, Hannah Montana, Handbag, Giant cupcake, Little Hero, Monkey

Cupcake & cake stands for hire

Here at Cupcake we have a great range of wedding cake & cupcake stands for hire. Pick up is from central Auckland. Click here to view the full range

We have cupcake stands that will hold a small cutting cake on the top tier, as well as stands that hold only cupcakes.

We have a stunning range of wedding cake stands.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wedding cakes

Let us lovingly create your dream cake that suits your unique style, colour theme, tastebuds and individuality.

Wedding cake trends come and go and cupcakes still seem to be the cake of choice going into 2010. There are so many different toppers to choose from your choice is only as limited as your imagination! In stacked cakes couples are going for a more classic look with cleaner lines and less "fussy" decorations seen in years gone by. We have many new designs being created, so keep an eye out for some wonderful new cakes coming soon...

Because each cake is different and has many variables it is hard to have a fixed price list for every cake. Flowers and figurines are handcrafted with a special edible sugarpaste, they are time consuming to make and therefore a price will be given when we know exactly what is required.

Wedding Cake Sizing guidelines

If you have other desserts at your wedding your guests will generally require only a small finger size portion. If however your cake is the main dessert you will want to serve a more generous portion and it is a good idea to ask the caterers to serve the cake with some lovely berry couli or chocolate fudge sauce and a nice dollop of whipped cream!

Two tier cakes Size (inches) Size (inches) Serves
Round 8 6 35-50
Round 10 8 50-70
Square 8 6 52-75
Square 10 8 75-105

Three tier cakes Size (inches) Size (inches) Size (inches) Serves
Round 8 6 4 42-60
Round 10 8 5 65-90
Square 8 6 4 63-90
Square 10 8 5 97- 135

Please see my Information page for cake flavours and other details.


Cupcakes are great for any occasion and their popularity shows no sign of slowing down. We can create a design just for you or choose something from our range.

Cupcakes are very popular for birthdays, baby showers, weddings or any special occasion. Any excuse for a cupcake!

Our most popular flavours are: chocolate, vanilla, lemon, caramel or tropical (pineapple and passionfruit).

There is a minimum order of 12 cupcakes, one flavour

Consultations for cakes

I am happy to provide a no obligation consultation. These are available by appointment only. Bring along with you any pictures you may have or ideas of things you like and we will go from there. Please see my Contact us page to get in touch.


Edible Icing
Edible icing can be used in many ways and incorporated into your cake design if required. For example you may have a picture of a family member that you would like on your cake or if you would like your company logo printed onto a cake or cupcakes this can be done as well.

I use fondant icing which is a sweet pliable icing that can be moulded and coloured. Buttercream icing is also used under the fondant layer and can be flavoured to your requirements.

Marzipan, otherwise known as almond icing is only used on fruit cakes or by request.

Deliveries for cakes

Auckland only.

I offer a courier delivery service for cakes and cupcakes to most parts of Auckland. Generally the price is $15. Some outer areas of Auckland are $25. Please contact me for a definite quote.
It helps if we have a contact phone number of the recipient so that if they are not home the courier will try to make contact to arrange a suitable time for delivery.
Cakes will not be left unattended on a doorstep. A courier card will be left and the recipient will need to phone to arrange a new time for delivery.
Wedding cake delivery and set up in the Auckland Metropolitan area is $45.
Outside this area please contact me for a price.

Cupcake Deliveries:
Why not send some gorgeous looking cupcakes as a lovely surprise to someone special.
Included in the delivery price is a lovely presentation cupcake box in a range of colours and a card with your message.

Pick up
You are welcome to pick up your cake. Please make sure you have plenty of space in your car boot. It is not advisable to put cakes on the front or back seat of a car as it is not a flat stable surface for such a delicate item.

Cakes must be kept cool (especially in Auckland's humid weather) and flat. It is advisable to take your cake straight to the venue after pick up.
Please don't put your cake in the fridge as this will ruin it.
No responsibility is taken after your cake has been picked up.

My cake flavours

My Cake Flavours

Moist chocolate
Carrot cake
Lemon syrup
White chocolate
Moist orange
Marble cake (a popular one with the kids)
Tropical-banana, pineapple and passionfruit
Chocolate mud (costs more) and if used in a tiered cake must be the bottom layer
Fruit cake - traditional (costs more) and if used in a tiered cake must be the bottom layer
Special diets (eg. Gluten, dairy free) can be catered to on request

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hello and Welcome to Cupcake

Hi I'm Rachel I'm a cake decorator based in central Auckland and a member of the New Zealand Cake Guild. I have been decorating cakes for many years as a hobby, but due to demand have decided to take the next step and open my own business. And so "Cupcake" was born…

All my cakes are made fresh in my A Grade registered kitchen in Mt Albert.

Design your cake:
Choose something modern, fun, funky or just classic. We will work together to create something unique and special for you.

Please visit my web pages to see samples of my cupcakes, children's cakes, ladies cakes, guys cakes, celebration cakes, wedding cakes, corporate cakes, christmas cakes and naughty cakes.

Please order from me for all your special occasions, corporate and cake decorating needs.

You are welcome to visit me for a no obligation consultation. Please see my contact page for details.

I look forward to talking to you about your cake requirements.