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Angel Cakes http://angelcakessf.com Blog updates from Angel Cakes gourmet cupcakes. en Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:59:00 +0000 Sugar Rush: A Cupcake Tasting Event - March 12, 2017 http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/sugar-rush-a-cupcake-tasting-event-march-12-2017 angelcakes_entry_414

Come help us celebrate the one year anniversary of our retail store opening!

On March 12, 2017 we will be hosting a cupcake tasting event from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Did you know that Angel Cakes makes almost 90 flavors? Now’s your chance to try some of our most unusual flavors as well as our top sellers - PLUS give feedback on some of our new experimental flavors! For the price of one ticket you’ll be able to sample an unlimited number of mini cupcakes while at the event (sorry - you can’t take any home with you).

Many of our flavors (plus some experiements) will be available. And we will post our flavors here in the Facebook event as it gets closer. Our full list of flavors is available here: http://www.angelcakes510.com/flavors

Some of the cupcakes that we are considering including are:
The Dad (Dark Chocolate, Bourbon, Bacon)
Turkish Coffee (Coffee, mint, cardamom)
Brian’s Thai (galangal, coconut, lime, chili)
Matcha Green Tea
Dirty South (Pecan, caramel, bourbon)
Blueberry Lavender
Raspberry Balsamic
Spiced Apple Pie
Grapefruit Miso

Plus our top sellers:
Red Velvet
Chocolate Salted Caramel
Meyer Lemon Cream
Vanilla Bean

Vegan and gluten free options will be available.

Complimentary coffee, tea, and milk will be served, or BYOB a beverage of your choice.

Tickets are $15 each
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/942215685923047
Space is limited

This event will take place at the East Bay Community Space, 507 55th Street, Oakland (On the corner of Telegraph Ave). Street parking is available.

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:36:00 +0000
Cake Designs http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/cake-designs angelcakes_entry_413

While we specialize in cupcakes, we also make small cakes as well!

Available cake sizes:

6" round cake
- 2 layers / 4 inches tall / 10-12 servings - $40
- 3 layers / 6 inches tall / 12-16 servings - $50

8" round cake
- 2 layers / 4 inches tall / 16-20 servings - $55
- 3 layers / 6 inches tall / 20-24 servings - $65

14" round cake
- 1 layer / 3 inches tall / 50-60 servings - $90

Stack cake
- Small: 2 layer 6" cake stacked on top of a 2 layer 8" cake / 30 servings - $120
- Large: 2 layer 6" cake stacked on top of a 2 layer 8" cake on top of a 2 layer 10" cake / 60 servings - $190

Prices listed are for the following designs. If you are interested in a different design, please email us a link to a photo of the design you are interested in, and we will provide a quote. Tinted frosting, sprinkles/pearls, writing, and simple drawings of designs in buttercream are included in the price. See photos below for examples (click on each photo for size information). We can add a cake topper (provided by you) to any cake. We recommend ordering cake toppers from Etsy. Fresh flowers or fruit can be added to any cake for an additional charge. 

1. Rosette - small rosettes covering the cake, or flat top with writing and rosettes on the side
2. Large Rosette - large rosettes covering the cake, or flat top with writing and large rosettes on the side
3. Smooth - with or without a buttercream border
4. Stars - stars all over the cake, or flat top with writing and stars on the side
5. Drip cake (+$5) - With caramel or chocolate glaze
6. Ribbon - Ribbons on side, smooth top
7. Naked - Smooth top, little or no frosting on sides
8. Stripes - Vertical stripes and smooth top
9. Circles - Horizontal circles/lines, optional smooth top
10. Swirl - Smooth design, marbled colors

Photo cakes: A logo or photo printed on edible sugar paper can be added to any cake for an additional $20. The maximum size the photo can be is 8" x 10".

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:59:00 +0000
Valentine’s Gift Boxes now available for Pre-Order http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/valentines-gift-boxes-now-available-for-pre-order angelcakes_entry_411

Once again we are offering our traditional Valentine's gift box for pick up or delivery on Tuesday, February 14!

This year's boxes will include one each of the following flavors:

Red Velvet
Chocolate Raspberry
Dulce de Leche
Cherry Cordial

And vegan or vegan/gluten free options are available.

The boxes are $12 for in-store pickup, or have them delivered to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, or Alameda for $25. We're normally closed on Tuesdays, but we'll be open on Valentine's Day for gift box pick ups from 2 pm to 6 p.m.

We'll include a personalized Valentine's note from you to the recipient.

Order gift boxes here: https://squareup.com/store/angelcakesSF

Orders must be received by the end of the day on Thursday, February 9.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:31:00 +0000
Sunday December 4: We’re open! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/sunday-december-4-were-open angelcakes_entry_410

On Sunday December 4 we will be open! We'll be participating in the Maker Market happening in the building next door to the bakery. We'll have cupcakes, coffee, hot chocolate, and mini quiches!

The KitLab Maker Market is from 1 pm to 5 pm at 721 5th Street in Oakland. Kitlab is a new art gallery/maker space in Oakland, opening in 2017!

Here's their event description, and more info is on Facebook:

A faire showcasing creations and inventions from local artists and makers!

Featuring: Surprising Gifts, Artist Demos, Hands-on Activities, Music and Live Entertainment, the opportunity to BUY LOCAL and support BAY AREA ARTISTS!

Artists will display works in progress – Come learn about their process of creation!

This event is FREE and Open To All – Rain or Shine

Confirmed Artists:
- Rob Bell - Zomadic Artifacts
- Jason Porath - Rejected Princesses
- Ashley Newton/Sean Stevens - Interactive Robotic Flowers
- Anna Hirsch - pyrographic #NotFeathers
- Jen Angel - Angel Cakes
- Rennie Lum - All Squishy Inside
- Catherine Rose - The Eye-Line Clothing, books, prints
- Julien Hartline - Flickerstrip
- Stacy Speyer - Cubes and Things
- Miju Han - Art by Hallucinations+Dreams / prints + originals
- Marianna Segar - Cards, prints, and original drawings
- Nicole Catrett - Mouse Workshop
- Le Mysterium Collective
- Anthony "T" Maes" - Generations Deep - Laser engraved art
- Diana Stapleton - Mandalas
- Chris Cerrito - BrushBots

This event is a collaboration between kitLAB and the Gingebread House in Oakland. We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration, and we are thrilled to be able to give our favorite artists and makers this great exposure!


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:02:00 +0000
Holiday Hours 2017 http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/holiday-hours-2017 angelcakes_entry_409

Yep it's that time a year!

Here is our schedule for the upcoming holidays!

We'll be accepting custom orders throughout the season - please make sure to plan ahead to insure our availability! Our ordering information is here.



Thursday 11/24 - Thanksgiving - CLOSED

Friday 11/25 - Open 11 to 7

Saturday 11/26 - Open 11 to 3


Saturday 12/24 - Christmas Eve - Open 11 to 3

Sunday 12/25 - Christmas - CLOSED


Saturday 12/31 - New Year's Even - Open 11 to 3

Sunday 1/1 - New Year's Day - CLOSED



Our normal store hours are:

Our Normal hours:


Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 11 to 7

Thursday 11 to 7

Friday 11 to 7

Saturday 11 to 3


Please keep in mind that with enough notice, we can often accommodate special orders on days we are closed.

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:28:00 +0000
OMG It’s November! Time to order holiday cupcakes! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/omg-its-november-time-to-order-holiday-cupcakes angelcakes_entry_408

It's never too early to get in your orders for all of your December holiday parties! We will be working and open throughout the month, and through New Year's. Since we have a small shop, placing your orders in advance is always a good idea - and remember we usually get booked up about a week ahead even when it's not the holidays.

We LOVE holiday flavors - and there are so many great ones to choose from. Along with our top selling flavors (Salted Caramel, Meyer Lemon Cream, Red Velvet), some of our holiday favorites are:

Chocolate mint / Peppermint / Candy Cane
Chocolate Orange
Coconut or Chocolate with Pomegranate
Gingerbread (with or without Cranberry)
Old Fashioned Cocktail (Bourbon)
Ginger, Cardamom or Chai Spice
Cherry Cordial
Egg nog
Maple / Maple Bacon
Spiced Pear Brandy
Pumpkin Spice / Pumpkin Chip
Apple Pie


Or pick any of your favorite flavors and top them with festive red and green sprinkles or snowflake  cut outs.* Our complete list of flavors (almost 90!!!) is here.

A dozen cupcakes starts at $36, and minis start at $1 each! We deliver throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area or you can pick up your order at our Oakland store - sorry, we do not ship cupcakes. We also have gluten free and vegan options for most of our flavors. All of our ordering information is here. Please remember that we require all of our custom orders to be prepaid, though you can always top into the shop during our retail hours and pick up some goodies - we're sure to have holiday designs starting in December.


*Colored frosting or sprinkles are included in the price, but fondant toppers and some holiday designs (like poinsettias) may cost extra.

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000
New Outdoor Sign! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/new-outdoor-sign angelcakes_entry_356

Ever since opening in March, it's been difficult for customers to find us (aside from our historic location, of course). Well, earlier this month our building received a much needed update!

We worked with Stephen at Berkeley Signs to add a a large hand-made wood version of our logo to two sides of the building, as well as cupcake decals on our door and four of our windows. He also updated our sandwich board signs so they are easier to see from the street. 

WE LOVE THE SIGNS! I mean, REALLY love them. Finally we're a real business!

Working with Steve was great - he came by the store for a consultation and we went over all of our ideas. He had great suggestions, and I could tell he had a lot of experience. After the consultation, he sent  a written estimate, and I paid a deposit, and a few weeks later, he called to schedule the installation. We loved all the little details - like the bronze paint on the edges of the wood signs.

His fees were reasonable, and he was great to work with, and most of all, everything looks great!

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 21:46:00 +0000
Angel Cakes in the News & Stories from our opening week http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/angel-cakes-in-the-news-stories-from-our-opening-week angelcakes_entry_351

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of fun and craziness! We learned so much over the last two weeks about how to be more efficient, and how many cupcakes to have in stock, and all the important little things.

Opening day on March 23 was packed! That day and the next day we sold 300 cupcakes each day - way more than we expected! There was a whole lot of, "Quick! make more cupcakes right now!!" It's been super gratifying to be so well received.

One of the best parts of being in the old Gingerbread House building has been learning about all of the history. We've LOVED hearing all about folks connection to the restaurant and the building. Here are some of the things we learned:

- A woman named Delia stopped in yesterday and said that she lived in this building as a child in 1956, before it was a restaurant. Her landlord eventually sold the building to TJ Robinson (of the GIngerbread House restaurant)

- The guy who bought it after the restaurant closed, named Oneill, came by. He said that he bought it in 2008 (the restaurant closed in 2007) and when he took possession of it, there were lots of squatters in the building and someone had gone through and stolen all of the copper pipe, leaving holes all over the walls. He said it was a mess. He sold it in 2015 to my friends who bought the building, because he was getting divorced and it was part of the divorce agreement. He is married and lives most of the month in Cuba now. He also said that TJ made and sold dolls originally in this house, and then started cooking. She later bought the house next door to start the restaurant.

- Antonio lives down the block and he has come by several times. He turned 72 on Easter. He has lived in the neighborhood on and off for 60+ years. He's been really great and friendly.

- Just yesterday I met Waseem outside the store - he said that he used to wash dishes in the restaurant when he was 18. As others have, he said that there used to be a waiting list for months to get a reservation. The kitchen where he worked was on the second floor of the buliding next to ours.

- Adrienne from Oakland Momma blog found out that jazz musician Chuck Mangione once wrote a song about the restaurant! She contacted Chuck and reprinted the lyrics in her blog post.

SO MANY people have stopped by to say that they are super happy that something is happening in this building again and it's not going to be torn down like lots of old landmarks.

We got a lot of fun media attention, and turns out, lots of people still watch TV! Loads of people said they saw us on KTVU on Mar 24 and came into the shop! The Nosh piece and the Oakland Momma blog post both have really great photos - I love how Adrienne highlighted the little architectural details of the building.

Oakland Momma: An Angel Descends on Oakland's GIngerbread House
Nosh: Angel Cakes: A Bakery in a Gingerbread House
Inside Bay Area: Oakland: New life for quirky Gingerbread House building
KTVU: New Bakery Opens in Oakland (video)
Bay Area News Group/Eat•Drink•Play: TJ’s Gingerbread House gives rise to Angel Cakes
EaterSF: Oakland's Gingerbread House Born Again as Angel Cakes, a Cupcake Shop
SF Gate's Inside Scoop: Angel Cakes: Cupcake shop rises in former Gingerbread House in Oakland

Header photo by Melati Citrawireja, Berkeleyside. Photo on this page by Adrienne Schell, Oakland Momma blog.

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:35:00 +0000
Thank you to our supporters! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/thank-you-to-our-supporters angelcakes_entry_350

Now that our store is finally open, I wanted to extend an extra special thanks for all the folks who helped make it happen. I've been so humbled by all the folks who have stepped up to provide support in so many ways!

Thank you to everyone who painted things, moved things, assembled things, installed things, made cupcakes, cleaned everything, took photos, made a video, fixed things, brought me lunch, provided moral support when i was overwhelmed, and otherwise made the store physically become what it is today:

Adrienne Yang
Anna Hirsch
Annie McShiras
David Early
Elle Beigh
Elle McKenna
Jason James
Jen Hilgert
Joanna Burgess
Julie Barr
Lynn Lampky
Maddy Van Engel
Makana Grant
Mason Cornelious
Matt Leonard
Mike McColl
MJ Mont-Reynaud
Molly Foehl
North Pitney
Rebecca Holtzman
Sarolta Cump
Seth Boeckman
Shannyn DeBlaauw
Skye Weir-Mathews
Sue Stuart
Tessa Levine


And to our funders:


Aaron Cutchin
AJ Simon
Alex Schoenfeldt
Alissa Blackman
Amber Baker
Amy Cartwright
Andrea Lazarin
Angela Watrous
Angie Doyle
Ann Scriven
Anna Goldstein
Anna Hirsch
Arial Giarretto
Arun Gupta
Ash Miller
Austin Putman
Bara Sapir
Becky Schomaker
Ben Krompak
BethAnn Berliner
Bill Ward
Brett Zane-Ulman
Brian Driscoll
Brian J Judd
Brian O'Connell
Brian Rose
Brian Savitch
Brook Vanderford
Cece Sullivan
Celia F Alario
Charley Hasenbeck
Chris Meyer
Christine Schildt
Christy Pardew
Cianna Stewart
Claire SunSpiral
Clare Waterloo
Dan Girellini
Dan Tennery-Spalding
Dana Perls
Daniel & Lynne Van Engel
Daniela Koenig
Danielle Lundbaek
David Early
David Pullman
David Taylor
Delise Weir
Diana Stapleton
Doug Mason
Edward T Henry
Eliza Randolph
Elizabeth Morley Beckman
Ellen Chen
Ellen Choy
Emily Doskow
Emily Harris
Emily Pierce
Eric E Strand
Eric Heyman
Estelle Davis
Esther E Cervantes
Gayle N Roberts
Geoff Millard
Gilad Gurantz
Gordon Edgar
Howard Botwinick
Innosanto Nagara
Irina Ceric
Iselin Gambert
J Raines
James Rucker
James Tracy
Jason James
Jeff Fry
Jeff Paterson
Jeff Perlstein
Jeffery Shoji
Jeffrey Christensen
Jeffrey Ho
Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Jenifer Ancona
Jennifer Berger
Jessica Huang
Jessie Chen
Joanna Burgess
Joanna K Winter
Joel Washing
Jon Jackson
Jonathan Lawson
Jonathan Starbuck
Jonathan Sung
Joseph Murray
Julie & Joe Barr
Justin Lee
Karl Banks
Kate Raphael
Katie Hazard
Kevin Christensen
Kevin Smokler
Kim Giacomo
Kim Marks
Kurt Martin
Lara Stables
Lily Walkover
Lisa Jervis
Lisa Pimental
Loredana Crisan
Luke Smith
M Himel
Manjula Martin
Margaret G Langston
Margaret Swink
Marianna Seger
Mason Cornelius
Mateo Williford
Matt Leonard
Matt Sturm
Mavis Gruver
Megan K Shea
Megan O'Brien
Meredith R. Dearborn
Miette Rouge
Miguel Velazquez
Miju Han
Mike E
Mike McColl
Mike Paunovich
Mike Stevenson
Miriam Lara
MJ Mont-Reynaud
Molly Corman
Molly Foehl
Molly Smart
Monica Young
Monk Funkster
Nick Jehlen
Nick Magel
Payal P Parekh
Pepper Mint
Pete Woiwode
Quetzal Francois
Rachel Herndon
Rachel Shaw
rachel slaybaugh
Rebecca Holtzman
Regan Brashear
Rennie Lum
Rick Washburn
Ricki Trudell
Rico Affinito
Robin Beck & Emily Van Engel
Rocky Mullin
Roy San Filippo
Ruby Tuesdae
Ryan Fletcher
Sara Knight
Sara Ubelhart
Sarah Stafford
SaraKay Gross
Scott Yundt
Seth Boeckman
Shana Mcdavis-Conway
Shannon Baker
Shelby Jackson
Siri Margerin
Skye Weir-Mathews
stephanie berger
Steve Katz
Steve Ryan
Sue Stuart
Sus Lew & Barrie Evans 
Tannie R Low
Taylor Sternberg
Terese Gjernes
Tessa Levine
Tobias Smith
Tyson Casey & Mia Murrietta
Wesley Frederick
William I Goldberg
William Winters
Willow Sharkey
Yuliya Shmidt

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:59:00 +0000
Our retail store is open! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/our-retail-store-is-open angelcakes_entry_349

We have FINALLY finished renovations on our retail store! We will be open for regular retail hours at our new location, 745 5th Street in Oakland, beginning Wednesday March 23!

Regular hours:

Wednesday: 12 to 6
Thursday: 11 to 7
Friday: 11 to 7
Saturday: 10 to 2

And by appointment. Remember you can place a custom order for pick up or delivery (even when we're not open).

Check our Facebook page for each day's selection.

More information on our store is here.

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:55:00 +0000