Food (particularly sweet food!) has always been a passion of mine – both cooking and eating! But it has only been since leaving my job in IT to raise our young family that I realised I could turn my love of baking into a fun, creative and exciting cupcake adventure. Cupcake Sweeties was launched in time for Mothers Day 2009, and we opened our studio at 221 Waiwhetu Road in Fairfield in late 2012.
Loves: Mountain biking, Pinot Noir & Dumplings
Dislikes: Being unorganised
Although Katy is soon to leave us she has been around since the early days; joining Christina in 2010 after meeting at Playgroup. Katy is a mum of five, and will be moving with her hubby and the youngest three down to Christchurch in December.
Loves: Rosé, crayfish and family adventures.
Dislikes: Tofu, tripe and when Louisa puts things out of reach.
Gill is the lady responsible for ensuring that the shop shelves are always stocked. She is also the mastermind behind our sprinkle medleys and a mum to one boy.
Dislikes: Tamiya moving the sprinkles
Tamiya joined the Cupcake Sweeties team back in 2015, after spending a couple of weeks here on work experience. A mother to seven kids, she is our resident decorating expert.
Loves: Wonder woman, creme whip and when her children are asleep
Dislikes: Shellfish and eggs
I came along at the end of 2017, and have been annoying the team as much as possible since then. Before coming to Cupcake Sweeties I did two years in one of the countries busiest bakeries. Most of my life these days is spent baking, writing the newsletter and making sure our Facebook is up to date.
Loves: Animals, putting things out of Katy's reach and annoying Tamiya
Dislikes: Lettuce and seafood
Alana is the newest member of the Cupcake Sweeties team and will be replacing Katy.
Loves: Hanging out with my husband & kids, lazy days in the sun, and quirky funky shoes
Dislikes: Early morning alarms, folding the washing and the last chapter of a good book
Along with cupcakes, we also supply everything you could ever need to decorate your own cupcake creations, including glitters, fondant, moulds and sprinkles and run cupcake decorating classes and parties. We are also happy to give advice on how to use these products.
We bake all our cupcakes to order and deliver fresh to your door (to just about anywhere in the Wellington region). We use only the highest quality ingredients to ensure that our cupcakes are the best you’ve ever eaten.
We love talking about cakes and cupcakes, so feel free to drop into our studio and have a chat about any ideas or questions you might have!