Hey Cupcake!

Hey, You, What’s that Sound?! Call for Acoustic Musicians Plus New Merchandise and Delivery Options Posted on 26 Sep 08:00

Calling all acoustic artists! Hey Cupcake! is looking for acoustic musicians to jam at our SoCo location and enjoy some exceptional cupcakes. If you have chill music with family-friendly lyrics, we’d love to talk to you!

Not only is SoCo a must-be place for shooting TV shows and movies, it’s now a top space for live music. Even Hey Cupcake!’s truck has been featured in a music video! We’re also giving this location a beautiful facelift including a brand new deck and set up for musicians. Wanna be one of the first artists featured there?

Hey Cupcake! SoCo Location 

Before sending us an email, please remember SoCo is a family-friendly spot, and your tunes shouldn’t have parents covering their little one’s ears. We’re about stuffing our faces with cupcakes, people!

For those who love cupcakes and good vibes (seriously, who doesn’t?), send an email to hello@heycupcake.com. Include info on your band’s acoustic sound as well as a few recordings of your recent songs.

Our staff will get back to you shortly to let you know the details. If you’re selected, we’ll be happy to share your songs via our social media channels. We can’t wait to hear the talent the Live Music Capital of the World has to offer! 

Smile! Logo at SoCo

In addition to our new music venue and SoCo remodel, we’re expanding our merchandise so everyone in the family can sport Hey Cupcake! with glee. Adult tees, youth tees, and baby onesies are available in a variety of fun colors.

Now that you’re decked out in Hey Cupcake! gear, you need a break with one of our sweet treats. And we’re happy to announce that we’ve added a new delivery option, Postmates, to our list, which already includes Uber Eats, Amazon Prime, and our own friendly Hey Cupcake! drivers. Just make an order and we’ll be there in a jiff!

Got an event coming up instead? We’ll come to you with our cupcake truck and Mr. Spriggy (he’s rentable!). Birthdays, weddings, even Game Day celebrations, we’ve got you covered with our flashy frostings and enticing cakes. We’ve also been featured on Kennedy Creative Events' blog for catering their 18th birthday event with our yummy cupcakes. Thanks for choosing Hey Cupcake!, Kennedy Creative; we’re super psyched to hear you loved our cakes!

Pumpkinator is Back

Last but certainly not least…it’s back! Pumpkinator, our seasonal flavor, is in stores from October 1st until November 30th. This aromatic pumpkin spice cupcake is covered in a delectable cream cheese frosting then dusted with bites of graham cracker. Get rid of your PSL, pumpkin spice candle, and pumpkin spice Milanos, and snag a Pumpkinator this fall! 

Hit us up on Facebook and Twitter to let us know how many Pumpkinators you’ve scarfed down with the hashtag #Pumkinator4Me. Don’t forget! Keep an eye out on our social media pages for mystery cupcake riddles. Guess correctly and you could win a FREE dozen!

In Sweetness,

Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis is an Austin-based freelance food, travel, and health writer who dives with delight into boxes of Double Doses. You can find her at www.mandyellis.com.


Cupcakes at Your Fingertips! Introducing Hey Cupcake! Express Vending Machine and Catering Selections Posted on 09 Sep 16:30

Cupcakes at the push of a button? Yes, please! Hey Cupcake! cupcakes are now available at our brand new express vending machine within the Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park. Since these cakes are baked fresh and delivered daily, they taste as if you’ve just swiped them right out of our Burnet bakery. 

Originals including Vanilla Dream, Sweetberry, Double Dose, 24 Carrot, and Red Velvet are fully stocked in addit­ion to our mini six-packs, which offer the above flavors plus Tuxedo. 

So where at Lakeline is our sparkling new Hey Cupcake! vending machine? On the upper level right by the elevator near the food court. Walk past the Brighton Collectibles store to head towards the elevator and you’ll see our branded vending machine filled with amazing, fresh cupcakes.

But hurry! These delicious desserts are first come first serve, and sell out fast! Make your way to the Lakeline Mall today to try out our spiffy new vending machine.

Along with our vending machine, we’re also excited to expand our catering selections. Celebration cupcakes for birthdays or special events come in a variety of brightly colored frostings with vanilla or chocolate cake. As for wedding cupcake choices, we have trendy rose gold frosting on vanilla cake. 

all catering cupcakes

Our Baby Cakes in blue, yellow, and pink frosting on vanilla or chocolate cake are ideal for any shower or gender reveal party, and we offer gluten-free cakes in the always-popular flavor, Red Velvet.

Celebration cupcakes are available in original size while wedding cupcakes include originals and minis. Baby Cakes, of course, are mini size.

Baby Cakes package

Need something larger for your extraordinary gathering? Our Mega-Cupcake treats up to 25 people. Chocolate or vanilla cake with fun colored frosting is available for celebrations, and for wedding packages, we offer vanilla cake with rose gold frosting. Hit us up for your next get-together and enjoy easy-to-eat treats with your friends and family.

Mix of all catering cupcakes

Give us a shout on our Facebook and Twitter pages to let us know which cupcakes you got at the Hey Cupcake! vending machine or what events you have coming up that our cupcake catering is perfect for! 

In Sweetness,

Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis is an Austin-based freelance food, travel, and health writer who dives with delight into boxes of Double Doses. You can find her at www.mandyellis.com.


Announcing Mystery Cakes! Posted on 26 Jul 14:55

Don't be a Lazy Cake! Help Mr. Spriggy Solve the Mystery Cake Riddle!

(1st Riddle launch is August 1st and 1st Mystery Cake reveal is on August 8th)

The cake’s afoot! Hey Cupcake!'s mascot, Mr. Spriggy, is back in town looking for clues for our new mystery cupcake, which launches on August 8th.

Don’t sit back and be a lazy cake...Help Mr. Spriggy decipher the riddle that appears August 1st by checking our Facebook and Twitter pages in addition to our email blast.

Mr. Spriggy looking for clues at front counter

During the week of August 1-7, track Mr. Spriggy’s moves around Austin on Facebook and Twitter to catch a conceivable riddle clue. He may be at the bat bridge or Angelina Eberly Statue…who knows!

If you spot Mr. Spriggy while he’s out clue searching, bust out your best "Spriggy Jiggy" moves with him. Whoever gets the most likes for their epic dance will win a special prize. Hey Cupcake! lovers who don’t discover our beloved mascot out in the wild can also win a prize by sharing their awesome "Spriggy Jiggy" video on our page.

Mr. Spriggy looking for mystery cupcake clues

Mystery Cake Riddle contest details:

The first person to solve the riddle before the August 8th launch will win a mystery cupcake and FREE Dozen of their choice.  All subsequent correct answers will score a B.O.G.O. cupcake coupon.

Start the guessing…you only have seven days to win FREE mystery cakes!

Stay tuned...for a slice of the action every two weeks as Mr. Spriggy hits the streets of Austin in search of clues to solve the next mystery cake riddle. A little hint: watch for the second riddle on August 15th and next mystery cupcake reveal on August 22nd.

Mr. Spriggy at the front counter

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as the email blast for the first riddle on August 1st. Solve it prior to August 8th, and the mystery cupcake and a sweet prize will be yours.

In Sweetness,

Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis is an Austin-based freelance food, travel, and health writer who dives with delight into boxes of Double Doses. You can find her at www.mandyellis.com.

 


Meet Alex! Posted on 26 Jul 13:03

New Hey Cupcake! Pastry Chef, Alex, Lights Up the City of Austin with the launch of Mystery Cakes!

We here at Hey Cupcake! adore fresh, seasonal ingredients, especially when they’re combined with passion and innovation. And for us, our new Le Cordon Bleu trained head pastry chef, Alex Lopez, completely embodies these ideals. He can whip up a mean batch of cupcakes, if we do say so ourselves.

Stepping out from behind the apron, Alex gives us a glimpse of how he began thinking up these new Mystery Cake concepts, which debut August 8th, and the intriguing new cupcake flavors he’s bringing to Austin.

Head Chef Alex

“Ever since I was a little kid, baking was always a hobby of mine,” says Alex, whose first creation was a pineapple upside down cupcake. He decided to make the big move to Austin to attend Le Cordon Bleu’s pastry school and stayed for the career opportunities.

After mastering the art of pastry and graduating, he chose to continue developing cupcakes because, as he says, “They’re easy to enjoy and you can carry them with you. They’re a flavor pocket you can eat whenever, wherever.” We have to admit, we totally agree.

When it came to snagging our coveted head pastry chef spot, Alex explains that “Hey Cupcake! is the most recognizable pastry brand in Austin, and I wanted to work with the best in the field.”  The appeal of mobile desserts had a little something to do with it, too. “I’ve always been interested in desserts on the go and Hey Cupcake! offers them without compromising flavor or quality.”

Head Chef Alex

But these high-end, heavenly cupcake ideas have to come from somewhere. He says what keeps him inspired as a baker is experimenting in the lab with his team to develop new flavors and working diligently to make classic recipes better.

“My head is filled with zillions of flavors so expect new and exciting things through different outlets.” Under Alex’s direction, Amanda Arias created the first thrilling flavor...The regal Peachy Queen, which is in stores now through August 31, 2016.

Peachy Queen in tray

We asked Alex to share a few morsels of what’s ahead for Hey Cupcake! cupcakes in Austin. He says "keep your eyes peeled for more dressed up recipes that add a bit of an extra punch to our cupcakes’ deliciousness".

The Mystery cupcakes debut in August where a new riddle/flavor will launch every two weeks. Plus he says to expect "new seasonal cupcakes like S’mores and so much more". For weddings and other special events, a giant cupcake (think Mr. Spriggy size) will be available for pre-order.

Peachy Queen tray plus single

And last but not least, the "Ask Alex" page is coming to our site soon.

All austinites around the globe will be able to connect with Alex to get your most pressing baking questions answered and grab a few Hey Cupcake! secrets.

Cupcake connoisseurs should also stay alert for new merchandise such as stickers and t-shirts in stores and online.

Single Peachy Queen

Let us know on Facebook and Twitter what you think of Peachy Queen with the hashtag #PeachyQueenDreams.

In Sweetness,

Mandy Ellis

Mandy Ellis is an Austin-based freelance food, travel, and health writer who dives with delight into boxes of Double Doses. You can find her at www.mandyellis.com.