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!


Fall is right around the corner…

And here’s a list of why we love this season in Raleigh!


2. SO many pretty leaves


3. School is back in! Parents, we know this one is more for you ;)

Teachers love mini cupcakes!


4. Our bakers make their own, secret hot cocoa recipe that will warm you head to toe. They also make homemade marshmallows in tons of delicious flavors!


5. Pumpkin cupcakes!!

Topped with maple buttercream, of course.


Mostly, we love fall because it always seems to put people in a cheerful mood. The cool air lets us open up our houses, sit outside on the porch, and just takes the edge off in general. It also makes everyone want to cozy up in their favorite places, like our cafe! Nothing beats a Pumpkin Maple cupcake with a mug of homemade hot cocoa at the shoppe.

I think we are ready to say goodbye summer…hellooo fall!!



Our 6th Birthday!

Oh boy, can you believe it’s time for another birthday?! We can’t either!

6th Birthday

It feels like just yesterday we were opening our doors for the very first time, welcoming our new Raleigh friends whom we now call part of our cupcake family. Birthdays are always a perfect mix of nostalgia and excitement; a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and to get excited about what lies ahead!

We have so many happy “Cupcake Shoppe moments” and we owe it all to you our wonderful customers! As we approach this milestone the best thing moving forward is the opportunity to continue to be part of your celebrations, your special occasions, and to make more memories with you for many, many years to come!

Check out our 6th birthday video full of fun memories!

As a giant thank you to our wonderful cupcake customers please come celebrate with us Saturday, July 27th at the shoppe for complimentary minis, 2 for $5 regular sized cupcakes, and fun for the whole family.

Here’s to many more years of “sweet” memories and don’t forget “Life is short…so eat dessert first!”  Cheers, Sara and the cupcake crew

104 Glenwood Avenue

(919) 821-4223

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Princess Cakes

Princess themed cakes and cupcakes are one of our most requested designs, as well as some of our favorite orders. A custom princess cake can be a dream come true for girls, of all ages, and the perfect way to feel like royalty for a day!

Some love the 3D tiaras, some want animal print from top to bottom, while others prefer understated stripes. But above everything else, they ALL want pink!

Take a look at some of the cakes and cupcakes we have done in the past and give us a ring if we can help design something for your prince or princess! 919.821.4223

This princess put herself at the top!

Cotton candy stripes are so darling.

This princess covered ALL the bases: animal print, cupcakes, and a tiara!

Some princesses are of the Disney variety.

We can even design something for your little prince! This baby boy shower cake was encrusted in jewels.

Cupcakes are perfect for little princesses!

And finally, the cake that started it all: The Deluxe Princess cake always inspires other customers!


Let’s celebrate Mom!

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever”.

The above words could not be more true. Mothers are the one person in our lives who love us unconditionally, cheer us on, and are a shoulder to lean on. And the greatest thing about mothers is that even though there are mothers all over the world, yours is the best one!

We have everything you need to help celebrate her and show her how much she is loved, including Parisian-style macarons and a champagne and orange infused Mimosa cupcake!

It can be easy to fall into a rut when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts. Flowers and chocolate are the usual “go to”, but why not opt for something completely customized and special? Is she an avid gardener, a world traveler, or queen of The Book Club? Tell us and our staff can help you design the perfect cake or cupcakes.

Check out a few examples below and give us a call at 919.821.4223 or visit our website for more information!

regular cupcakes $3 each plus decor.

French macarons $2.50 each


Mini cupcakes $16/dozen plus decor.

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