Oh, what fun!

The holidays are just around the corner and we are preparing all of your favorite gift items from years past as well as some new ones! If you’re stuck on ideas for friends and loved ones, just browse the list below and give us a call – we will take care of all the baking for you!

Custom cupcakes - call for pricing

Custom cupcakes – call for pricing

Gingerbread Men - $2.75

Gingerbread Men – $2.75 each

Homemade Marshmallows (Cinnamon & Vanilla Bean) - $5

Homemade Marshmallows (Cinnamon & Vanilla Bean) – $5

Custom mini cakes - call for pricing

Custom mini cakes – call for pricing

Salted Caramel Whiskey Sauce - $5.50

Whiskey Salted Caramel Sauce – $5.50

Peppermint Bark Boxes - $8

Peppermint Bark Boxes – $8

Hot Cocoa Jars - $6

Hot Cocoa Jars – $6

Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows - $4.50 each

Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows – $4.50 each

Call us for more details or if we can help you come up with something custom for your loved ones this holiday season! Mix, mingle…and “eat dessert first!”









“Fall” in love with our new gift ideas!

The phrase, “turning over a new leaf” is never more appropriate than when fall rolls around and we begin to debut all of our new seasonal products! After a summer of light, citrusy, and fruity flavors it’s fun to play with new flavor profiles that are darker, nuttier, and spicier.

Recently, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a booth at the Downtown Raleigh Farmer’s Market every Wednesday. The market has really let us stretch our creative muscles and play with some fun new products like homemade granola, pecan spread, caramel corn, and more!

If you miss us at market, you can find most of these items in the shoppe. While here, you can place your holiday gift orders…it’s never too early! A jar of homemade cocoa or a smore’s kit makes for a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer!

Call us today to place your order! 919-821-4223

Campfire Bars $6.50

Campfire Bar Kits $6.50

Hot Fudge + Whiskey Salted Caramel sauces $5.50

Hot Fudge or Whiskey Salted Caramel Sauces $5.50

Cheesecake Pops $3 each

Cheesecake Pops $3 each

Strawberry Orange or Blueberry  Jam - $6.50

Strawberry Orange or Blueberry Jam – $6.50

Hot Cocoa Jars - $6.00

Hot Cocoa Jars – $6.00

S'mores Kits - $6.50

S’mores Kits – $6.50








Oh, Sweet Summer!

We see a lot of birthdays around here come summertime, which means we are cranking out the cakes and cupcakes!

Summertime orders are especially fun because of all the bright colors and playful themes. We’ve compiled some of our favorites below!


You’ve got to love a nautical theme:

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Farm parties were a big hit this year:



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Under the sea and luau themes are a great way to beat the heat!

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Garden parties and ladybugs are perfect summer themes:

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And finally, what says “summer” better than baseball??



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We look forward to YOUR custom order! Call us at the shoppe for ideas and pricing 919-821-4223 :)


























Testimonial: Rehearsal Dinner Cupcakes

We consider ourselves so lucky to be involved with our customers’ big milestones and celebrations. When we create something that makes that day extra memorable, it fills our hearts to the brim with happiness!

It makes us even happier when our customers take the time to reach out to us after the event to let us know how happy they were. Recently, we worked with Jan on designing a special rehearsal dinner cupcake order for her son and soon to be daughter-in-law.

We delivered and set up the cupcakes at a restaurant in Durham where the bride and groom had had their first date. The location was a perfect place to celebrate two people and their families coming together.

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The following week we received the sweetest email from Jan with rave reviews. It is truly these moments that make us so proud!

“Good morning all!  Just had to write you a quick note to thank you so much for all your hard work in making Blair and Ryan’s rehearsal dinner absolutely wonderful!  You were all amazing in your patience, in helping us to plan a fabulous evening.  The guests could not stop raving about every aspect of the night.  It’s on to Wedding Day now! Blessings to all of you for your hard work and thanks again for everything. 

Sincerely, Jan”

First Birthdays Are a “Smash”!

Is your little one about to turn The Big One? Our smash cakes and cupcakes are such a fun addition to the birthday festivities. Whether its a jumbo cupcake or a mini 6-inch cake, smash cakes can be customized to coordinate with any invite or party theme!

Here are a few of our favorite 1st birthday smash cakes:


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Jumbo cupcakes start at $4.75 and 6″ cakes start at $40.

Give us a call to see what fun designs we can customize for your little one. And don’t forget to capture the day in pictures! Michelle Clafferty is a local photographer who specializes in first birthday photo shoots. Check out her portfolio here!


Spring into…cupcakes!

There are few things better than gathering friends together on a sunny, cool Spring day. The sweet tea is flowing, the breeze is blowing, and the kids are laughing. It’s these kinds of days that make any reason seem like a good reason to party!



Springtime offers a lot of reasons to celebrate, besides the beautiful weather. Easter, Mother’s Day, and plenty of graduations take place during these months and our cupcakes and custom cakes are a perfect way to add to the fun! Take a look at the gallery below for inspiration and give us a call if we can help out. We would love to be a part of your next get-together! 919-821-4223


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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies



“All You Need Is Love”…of all kinds!

This Valentine’s Day, we are asking our customers one question: “Who do you love?”

There are all different kinds of love in this world and we think Valentine’s Day is more about celebrating love in all forms rather than just solely romantic love.

Maybe you love your child’s teacher for being a role model, your babysitter for putting in the extra hours with the kids, your grandmother for being timeless, your best friend for always knowing how to make you happy, your child for being the light of your life…you get the idea!

We are working extra hard this season to bring you very special treats for all the wonderful people in your life.

Take a sneak peek below! We will have these treats in the shoppe and also available for pre-order February 10th – 15th. Call us anytime to order yours! 919-821-4223

Mini Heart Cookies $8.50/bag

Mini Heart Cookies $8.50/bag

Assorted Marshmallows $2.50/bag

Assorted Marshmallows $2.50/bag

Half Dozen Mini Boxes $8.50

Half Dozen Mini Boxes $10.50

Standard Size Cupcakes $3 each/$33 a dozen

Standard Size Cupcakes $3 each/$33 a dozen

Custom Cakes (call for pricing)

Custom Cakes (call for pricing)

Individual Conversation Heart Cookies $4.50

Individual Conversation Heart Cookies $4.50

We can’t wait to make your Valentine’s Day the best one yet!!

104 Glenwood Avenue  (919) 821-4223





Not just a pretty cupcake!

What’s in a name? When it comes to our name, it means delicious and fresh-baked cupcakes! Which you knew already…but did you also know that cupcakes aren’t the only trick up our sleeve?

We proudly count muffins, scones, breads, cookies of all kinds, hand-pies, marshmallows, turnovers, cinnamon rolls and plenty more in our repertoire of baked goods.

All of our bakers are culinary school graduates and love the chance to stretch their creative muscles outside the realm of cupcakes! This week, they chose to do a traditional rugelach bar which is very similar to baklava; super flaky and full of sweet goodness!

So when you’ve tried every cupcake on our menu and need something new to lift your spirits, try one of our baked from scratch and made with love goodies. They will keep you full and happy!

Also, any of our baked goods can be pre-ordered for office meetings, morning get-togethers, and special events. Just give us a call! 919-821-4223

Check out the gallery below to start your mouth watering!

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls



Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies


Fruit Hand Pies

Fruit Hand Pies

Cookies and Bread Slices

Cookies and Bread Slices

Cranberry Bars

Cranberry Bars

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats






The 7 Best Stocking-Stuffers and Last Minute Gifts!

The weeks until Christmas are flying by, but we have you covered for any last minute stocking stuffers or Secret Santa parties!

Stop by any time to pick up gifts on the fly or call us to place pre-orders that you can grab and go!


Cocoa Jars $6

Cocoa Jars $6

Peppermint Bark Boxes $8

Peppermint Bark Boxes $8


Assorted Marshmallows $2.50

Assorted Marshmallows $2.50

Ornament Cookies $4.50

Ornament Cookies $4.50


Holiday Minis $16 per dozen

Holiday Minis $16 per dozen

Custom cupcakes starting at $3

Custom Cupcakes Starting At $3

Gingerbread cookies $4.50

We look forward to making your holiday season merry and bright!!


Testimonial: 50th Anniversary Cake

We consider ourselves so lucky to be involved with our customers’ big milestones and celebrations. When we create something that makes that day extra memorable, it fills our hearts to the brim with happiness!

Anniversaries are especially fun to be a part of because it’s the celebration of two people’s decades of memories together. All their shared triumphs, adventures, pitfalls, and companionship culminate into a night of joy and love.

We recently had the honor of making a cake for two sisters who were throwing a big party for their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. A ton of family were invited, so we decided on a small cake for mom and dad to slice and mini cupcakes for the other guests. The room was absolutely gorgeous and our cake was at the center of it all.

One of the sisters sent us these kind words after the event and it truly made our day:

“I wanted to send a thank you to the staff at The Cupcake Shoppe. Your cupcakes were a HUGE hit with our guests Friday night. The cutting cake turned out just as we had imagined and was beautiful, my mother-in-law was awe struck. Thank you for your professionalism and customer service, it truly was a pleasure to work with you and I will look to you for any future events I may be in need of some wonderful  cupcakes!”

- Melissa R.

Thank you, Melissa! We can’t wait for your next celebration!


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