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Angel Cakes http://angelcakessf.com Blog updates from Angel Cakes gourmet cupcakes. en Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:08:00 +0000 Holiday Hours Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/holiday-hours-dec-2017-jan-2018 angelcakes_entry_417

This year we will have two weeks of different hours over the holidays!

We'll be working regular hours right up through Christmas! Please place your holiday orders here

The week between Christmas and New Year's we'll have limited hours for walk-in customers at the cupcake store

Wednesday Dec 27: 12 pm to 5 pm
Thursday Dec 28: 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday Dec 29: 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturday Dec 30: 11 am to 3 pm (normal Saturday hours)

Then following New Year's, we'll be taking a much needed break and closing the store for the week of Jan 3 to 6. This means we will not be taking ANY custom orders between Dec 30 and January 11. If your order is for Dec 30 or earlier, or January 11 or later, you can place your order online here.  

We'll resume regular store hours Wednesday January 10, 2018.

If you have any questions, please call our store during retail hours at 510-301-4757 or email us.  

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Angel Cakes!

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Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:08:00 +0000
Give the Gift of Cupcakes! http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/give-the-gift-of-cupcakes angelcakes_entry_416

There are two ways to give Angel Cakes as a gift this season!

1. Purchase a coupon/gift card

We have coupons availale for 6 cupcakes ($18), 12 cupcakes ($36), and 24 cupcakes ($72). Coupons can be picked up in our store so you can give them to the recipient, we can mail them to you, or we can mail them directy to the recipient with a card and your message included. 

Coupons must be redeemed in person in our Oakland, California store - sorry, we don't ship cupcakes!

Start here to order your coupon: https://goo.gl/forms/UORUwVJyj9CRqHvN2

2. Subscribe to our Cupcake of the Month Club!

Every month on the second Thursday, we make a big batch of one of our favorite, seasonal flavors. Subscribers can receive as few as 6 cupcakes - starting at $13.50 per month (for pickup in store) or $28.50 per month for delivery in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda (+$5 for San Francisco). 

Some of our best past flavors? Nectarine Sage Honey, Pecan Praline, S'mores (with house made marshamallows!!!), The Dad (Dark Chocolate, Bourbon, Bacon) - you get the idea!

View our calendar for 2018 and sign up here: http://angelcakes510.com/club

When in doubt - give cake!

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:01:00 +0000
Sugar Rush II: Sunday, Nov 12 http://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/sugar-rush-ii-saturday-nov-12 angelcakes_entry_415

Did you know that Angel Cakes makes more than 100 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, and if you come at the end of the event, you can take some home with you.

We will feature at least 20 of our favorite autumn flavors, as well as 10 Vegan/Gluten Free flavors. Flavors will be posted in the Facebook event as it gets closer. Our full list of flavors is available here: http://www.angelcakes510.com/flavors

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

Cupcakes will be available from 2 pm to 5 pm. Come during the two hours for the largest selection of flavors, or come at the end and take some to go. 

Tickets are $20 each. Everyone who attends the event and samples cupcakes must have their own ticket. 
Tickets are available here: SOLD OUT!
RSVP on Facebook for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1837454389628716/

Space is limited, and this event will sell out!

Sugar Rush will take place at the East Bay Community Space, 507 55th Street, Oakland (On the corner of Telegraph Ave). Street parking is available. EBCS is located on several major bus lines and is equidistant between Rockridge and Macarthur BART stations. The East Bay Community Space is wheelchair accessible.

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:05:00 +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
S’mores
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
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED
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.

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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 / 24-30 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".

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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.

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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!


 

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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:

Monday CLOSED

Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday 11 to 7

Thursday 11 to 7

Friday 11 to 7

Saturday 11 to 3

Sunday CLOSED

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

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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)
Champagne
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.

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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!

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Sat, 02 Jul 2016 21:46:00 +0000