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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 April 21 Fundraising Event & Construction Update https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/april-21-fundraising-event-construction-update angelcakes_entry_721

It has been such a wild and overwhelming few weeks since the car crash happened!

The community support has been amazing and we are getting through it. Thanks to the hard work of our landlord and the team at Moore Construction, there is no longer a gaping hole in the side of our beloved bakery and we are hoping for a May reopening!  There are still quite a few things to finish up inside, and we are waiting for PG&E to reinstall the gas meter that was plowed down by the car. We will send out an announcement as soon as we can schedule the party! You can see updates of the construction on our Instagram

In the meantime, we are hosting a fundraising event on Sunday evening, April 21! This will be a wine & cupcake happy hour where we will debut a new flavor called Car Crash. The event is $25 or free for donors to our GoFundMe campaign. All the details are here.

We are also still selling cupcake coupons here: https://squareup.com/store/angelcakesSF/item/coupon-gift-card 
Coupons will be mailed to you and will be redeemable at our retail shop when we reopen. 

Thank you to everyone who has reached out so far, your calls, texts, and emails have meant everything. We are getting a bit worn down by the whole ordeal but we are hopeful that we will be back to normal soon. 

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:54:00 +0000
Help Angel Cakes Rebuild https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/help-angel-cakes-rebuild angelcakes_entry_720

Dearest community -
On Sunday February 24 a speeding car crashed into the Angel Cakes building on Fifth Street in Oakland, causing a gas leak and extensive damage to the building. Fortunately, though staff were working at the time, no one was physically injured. I’ve included some photos and a link to a news report below.

We are thankful that no one was hurt, although we are completely devastated and in shock.

We are working with the building owner, our insurance company, and our community on a plan to reopen our retail shop. Though insurance will cover much of our anticipated expenses, they won’t cover everything and we will need your support to reopen. We know that this will impact us for a long time.

Our retail store will be closed for the next several weeks as we repair the building. We will be resuming our custom order business from an alternate location beginning A. All previously booked orders will be honored and we are also accepting new orders. You can place an order for April 4 or later here: http://www.angelcakes510.com/order
For questions and concerns about existing orders, please contact us at orders@angelcakesSF.com or leave a voicemail on the shop line at 510-301-4757

We can’t do this on our own, and here are some ways you can help: 

1. We will need financial help. Please contribute to the Rebuilding Fund here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-angel-cakes-rebuild
We will will host a special thank-you event for donors when the shop reopens. 

2. Please buy a cupcake coupon here: https://squareup.com/store/angelcakesSF/item/coupon-gift-card 
Coupons will be mailed to you and will be redeemable at our retail shop when we reopen. 

3. Sign up for our mailing list so you can get the announcement when our store re-opens: http://eepurl.com/gbGs5

4. Place an advance order for your birthday or event for later this year:  http://www.angelcakes510.com/order

5. We have several builders and contractors in our community but we may need more help. If you have skills or are available to volunteer time or labor, please email me at jen at angelcakesSF.com

6. If you have had our cupcakes before, post a review of our shop on Yelp to keep our listing active: https://www.yelp.com/biz/angel-cakes-cupcakes-oakland

7. Like and share this post on Facebook or other social media to help signal boost this message.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out so far, your calls, texts, and emails have meant everything. I know we will get through this together.

Jen Angel

News report:

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 20:18:00 +0000
Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Boxes https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/valentines-day-2019-gift-boxes angelcakes_entry_719

It's February, and you know what that means! Valentine's Day!

We are once again offering a gift box for delivery or pick up on Valentine's Day - Six delicious cupcakes wrapped up for your sweetie!

Valentine's Gift Boxes will be available for pickup on Thursday, February 14 between 12 pm and 7 pm, or select the delivery option for Thursday delivery between 10 am and 6 pm to San Francisco or the East Bay. 

You'll get six of our cupcakes in a box with a ribbon, with a personalized Valentine's note. Orders must be received by Wednesday February 13.

Flavors (2 each): 

Red Velvet
Dark Chocolate Raspberry
Rose Vanilla

Order gift boxes here: https://squareup.com/store/angelcakesSF/item/valentine-s-gift-box

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:16:00 +0000
Same Day Deliveries with Postmates https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/same-day-deliveries-with-postmates angelcakes_entry_718

For custom orders that need delivery, we're often able to schedule our delivery service for you. But what about last minute or same-day orders? This has always been a challenge for us, and we have signed up with Postmates to provide a solution!

If you are in need of a same-day cupcake delivery, you can now order an assortment of our daily selection through Postmates using this link.  

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 15:56:00 +0000
Holiday Flavors & Hours November & December 2018 https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/holiday-flavors-hours-november-december-2018 angelcakes_entry_717

Our most favorite time of the year! Jen LOVES Christmas but she's refraining from decorating the shop until after Thanksgiving (it's the right thing to do). 

Please note our adjusted holiday hours: 

Thursday Nov 22 - Thanksgiving - CLOSED, available Wednesday for pickups

Monday Dec 24 - Christmas Eve - CLOSED AS USUAL, but available by appointment for pickups
Tuesday Dec 25 - Christmas - CLOSED AS USUAL, but available by appointment for pickups

Wednesday Dec 26 - OPEN 12 to 5 pm
Thursday Dec 27 - OPEN 12 to 5 pm
Friday Dec 28 - OPEN 12 to 5 PM
Saturday & Sunday Dec 29 and 30 - OPEN 10 to 3 (normal hours)

Monday Dec 31 - New Year's Eve - CLOSED AS USUAL, but available by appointment for pickups
Tuesday Jan 1 - New Year's Day - CLOSED AS USUAL, but available by appointment for pickups

We will be closed for our annual winter break from Wednesday January 2 to Tuesday January 8. We will reopen for our normal hours on Wednesday, January 9. 

We have TONS of great holiday flavors for your family get togethers and office parties:

  • Pumpkin Spice/Pumpkin Chip
  • Gingerbread,
  • Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Pecan Praline
  • Chocolate Peppermint/Candy Cane
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Coconut or Chocolate Pomegranate
  • Cherry Cordial
  • Ginger, Cardamom or Chai Spice
  • Egg nog
  • Maple / Maple Bacon
  • Spiced Pear Brandy
  • Apple Pie
  • PLUS our newest flavors: Tiramisu and Cookie Dough cupcakes!

All of our flavors are listed here:

Just be sure to order ahead so we can accomodate you! Please order here: 

Or call our store during retail hours at 510-301-4757.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:39:00 +0000
New look for Angel Cakes Cupcake Shop! https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/new-look-for-angel-cakes-cupcake-shop angelcakes_entry_716

In October we remodeled our cupcake shop with a new front counter, building by Moore Construction & Remodel! 

We are extremely pleased with the way the project turned out. Our new counter is lower, so it's easier to see all of the cupcakes and delicious treats. It also has more shelving and storage 

Dane Moore and his staff did a great job coming up with the design based on our needs, and then they built the base off-site. The next day, they brought it over to the shop and installed it with the new quartz countertop. They attached the glass top and we painted it the next day. It was so easy! They are going to be our first call for any future construction projects. 

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:00:00 +0000
Happy Birthday to Us! https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/happy-birthday-to-us angelcakes_entry_420

Wow two years went by so fast! March 23 is the second anniversary of our store opening on 5th Street in Oakland!

It's been such a fun and challenging experience, and overall it's been a huge success for us. We love it!

To celebrate, we're having a social media contest - Post your photos or stories of Angel Cakes and our cupcakes to our Facebook page for a chance to win a gift package: a coupon for 24 cupcakes PLUS a logo mug and apron. Please make your post by the end of the day on Sunday, March 25. We'll pick a winner at random and announce them on Monday March 26. 

To start it off, we're including some of our favorite photos from getting the shop ready to open. We look forward to hearing all of your Angel Cakes memories!

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 22:18:00 +0000
Valentine’s Gift Boxes https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/valentines-gift-boxes angelcakes_entry_419

It's February, and you know what that means! Valentine's Day!

We are once again offering a gift box for delivery or pick up on Valentine's Day - Six delicious flavors! Vegan/Gluten Free options are available.

Valentine's Gift Boxes will be available for pickup on Wednesday, February 14 between 12 pm and 7 pm, or select the delivery option for Wednesday delivery between 10 am and 6 pm to San Francisco or the East Bay. 

You'll get six of our flavors in a box with a ribbon, with a personalized Valentine's note. Orders must be received by Monday February 12.

Flavors (1 each): 

Red Velvet
Vanilla Bean
Chocolate Raspberry
Chocolate Ganache
Rose Cardamom

Order gift boxes here: http://squ.re/2Ec4pvQ

Orders must be received by Monday February 12.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 01:38:00 +0000
Sugar Rush III: Sunday, February 25 https://angelcakes510.com/blog/entry/sugar-rush-iii-sunday-february-25 angelcakes_entry_418

Our first two Sugar Rush events were so wildly popular, we've decided to do them twice per year, each time featuring seasonal flavors!

Here's all the info: 

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 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. Tickets are either for 2 to 3:30 pm or 4 pm to 5 pm (last entry at 4:45). Attendees present at 5 pm make take any extra cupcakes home with them. 

Tickets are $25 each. Everyone who attends the event and samples cupcakes must have their own ticket. 

Tickets and more info are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/218837681994295

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. The East Bay Community Space is wheelchair accessible, and there are no stairs into the space or the restrooms. 

Allergen information: All flavors will include a list of ingredients. All cupcakes are made at the Angel Cakes Cupcake bakery. We have allergens such as milk, soy, wheat, eggs, and nuts in our kitchen. All ingredients are kept in closed containers and precautions to prevent contamination are taken, however, we can make no guarantee that our products are allergen-free.

Please Note; Due to low demand at our last two events, we will not be offering vegan or gluten free options at Sugar Rush III. If you are considering buying a ticket and would like vegan/GF options, please email us at info@angelcakesSF.com - if there is enough demand we will add vegan/GF options to this event.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:38:00 +0000
Holiday Hours Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 https://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!

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:08:00 +0000