Your Day, Your Way: Cupcakes and Cupcake Wedding Cakes in Hampton Roads




Cupcakes have been getting a lot of press and if you’ve had a cupcake recently, you shouldn’t be surprised. They’re delicious, bite-sized desserts that come in more flavors than you can think of.

Carolina Cupcakery

They’ve become the stars of popular reality TV shows, like DC Cupcakes and Cupcake Wars, and have literally taken the cake as the new “cake” at weddings.

If you’re planning a wedding, you have probably come across many examples of cupcake wedding cakes in your research, but most likely your guests haven't and a cupcake wedding cake will bring an element of fun and surprise when unveiled at your wedding.

Some people prefer their cupcakes to be traditional—a vanilla or chocolate base with a rich buttercream icing. Others prefer to step outside the box (or cupcake wrapper, in this case) and try exotic flavors, such as ginger, mascarpone and even bacon!

Roxie's Cupcakes

But where did cupcakes come from?

While there are just as many theories as fillings, one states that in the 1800s, a “cup cake” was a cake that called for ingredients measured by the cup, not by weight. Some called them “number” cakes due to their recipe, which would have included one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour and so on. This then led to smaller cakes and desserts baked in a variety of smaller containers. Muffin tins would have been popular, so it makes sense that many tried their cake batter in muffin tins to save baking time.

Here's a fun fact according to the cupcake blog, Cupcakes Take the Cake: It was 1919 when Hostess introduced their famous snack cupcake, but it wasn’t until 1950 that they came out with the familiar cream-filled and squiggle-decorated snack cake.

Why not consider a cupcake wedding cake for your special day? Below we’ve listed some of the local cupcake shops and catering services that offer cupcake displays and tiers in Hampton Roads. There are many others, so please feel free to leave a comment if you’re one that we missed!

Back Bay Gourmet
www.thebackbaygourmet.com
Back Bay Gourmet is a catering company that offers gourmet cupcakes for events and weddings.

2277 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach
(757) 689-0771
backbaygourmet@yahoo.com
Hours:
Mon–Wed: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thurs–Fri: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Carolina Cupcakery
www.carolinacupcakery.com
After success with their first shop in Chesapeake, Carolina Cupcakery recently opened a new location in Ghent!

Edinburgh Commons, 237 Carmichael Way #221, Chesapeake
(757) 351-1548
Hours:
Mon–Sat: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Sunday

2019 Colley Avenue, Norfolk
(757) 351-1548
Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri–Sat: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Cupcake Central
www.cupcakecentral757.com
Located inside the Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, Cupcake Central offers over 80 different flavors of cupcakes, 41 of which you can find available daily.

701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Lynnhaven Mall Food Court, Virginia Beach
(757) 301-8447
Hours:
Mon–Sat 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon–5:30 p.m.


Flour Child Bakery & Dessert Café
www.iloveflourchildbakery.com
Flour Child Bakery calls itself the new, old-fashioned neighborhood bakery, providing cupcakes and other treats 100% from scratch.

1716 Pleasure House Road #104, Virginia Beach
(757) 464-1455
fcbakery@gmail.com
Hours:
Mon: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues–Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday


Flour Power Cupcakes
www.flourpowercupcakes.com
Flour Power Cupcakes uses ingredients from local Virginia Beach farms for its scrumptious creations.

Cupcake catering service
Located in Virginia Beach, serves Hampton Roads
Contact Dawn at (757) 515-0942
flourpowercupcakes@hotmail.com


Just Cupcakes
www.justcupcakes.net
From passion to sprinkles, Just Cupcakes has made a name for itself in its Virginia Beach Hilltop location and is proud to announce the opening of its second location at Town Center, also in Virginia Beach.

Town Center, 261 Town Center Drive, Virginia Beach
(Just opened March 5th!)
(757) 671-2020
Hours:
Mon–Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Hilltop Shopping Center, 616 Hilltop West, Virginia Beach
(757) 425-1010
Hours:
Mon–Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday


LaChoclatier Bakery
www.lachoclatier.com
While LaChoclatier Bakery has some fabulous cakes in its gallery, be sure to ask about their custom cupcakes and cupcake wedding cakes.

501 Kempsville Road #103, Chesapeake
(757) 337-3940
info@lachoclatier.com
Hours:
Wed–Fri: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Roxie’s Cupcakes
www.roxiescupcakes.com
This home-based cupcake catering service is fully licensed and inspected to bring Hampton Roads a variety of cupcake delights.

Located in Virginia Beach, serves Hampton Roads
laura@roxiescupcakes.com


Sugar Plum Bakery
www.sugarplumbakery.org
Not only does Sugar Plum Bakery create mouth-watering desserts, cakes and cupcakes, it also works with various agencies and organizations to provide services and support for persons with disabilities.

1353 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
(757) 422-3913
Hours:
Mon—Fri: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Twisted Sisters cupcakes
twistedsisterscupcakes.com
As Hampton Roads’ first mobile cupcake truck, the owners of Twisted Sisters Cupcakes are two sisters who love cupcakes and want to bring their creations all over Hampton Roads.

(757) 675-3966
TwistedSistersCupcakes@gmail.com

Cupcakes have been getting a lot of press and if you’ve had a cupcake recently, you shouldn’t be surprised. They’re delicious, bite-sized desserts that come in more flavors than you can think of.

They’ve become the stars of popular reality TV shows, like DC Cupcakes and Cupcake Wars, and have literally taken the cake as the new “cake” at weddings.

If you’re planning a wedding, you probably have seen many examples of cupcake wedding cakes, but most likely your guests have not and a cupcake wedding cake will bring an element of fun and surprise when unveiled at your wedding.

Some people prefer their cupcakes to be traditional—a vanilla or chocolate base with a rich buttercream icing. Others prefer to step outside the box (or cupcake wrapper in this case) and try exotic flavors, such as ginger, mascarpone and even bacon! But where did cupcakes come from?

While there are just as many theories as fillings, one states that in the 1800s, a “cup cake” was a cake that called for ingredients measured by the cup, not by weight. Some called them “number” cakes due to their recipe, which would have included one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour and so on. This then lead to smaller cakes and desserts baked in a variety of smaller containers. Muffin tins would have been popular, so it makes sense that many tried their cake batter in muffin tins to save baking time.

A fun fact according to Cupcakes Take the Cake Blog http://www.cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com/: It was 1919 when Hostess introduced their famous snack cupcake, but it wasn’t until 1950 that they came out with the familiar cream-filled and squiggle-decorated snack cake.

Why not consider a cupcake wedding cake for your special day? Below we’ve listed some of the local cupcake shops and catering services that offer cupcake displays and tiers in Hampton Roads. There are many others, so please feel free to leave a comment if you’re one that we missed!

Back Bay Gourmet

http://www.thebackbaygourmet.com

Back Bay Gourmet is a catering company that offers gourmet cupcakes for events and weddings.

2277 Upton Drive, Virginia Beach

(757) 689-0771

backbaygourmet@yahoo.com

Hours:

Mon–Wed: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thurs–Fri: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carolina Cupcakery

http://www.carolinacupcakery.com/

After success with their first shop in Chesapeake, Carolina Cupcakery recently opened a new location in Ghent!

Edinburgh Commons, 237 Carmichael Way #221, Chesapeake
(757) 351-1548
Hours:

Mon–Sat: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Closed Sunday

2019 Colley Avenue, Norfolk
(757) 351-1548
Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri–Sat: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Cupcake Central

www.cupcakecentral757.com

Located inside the Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, Cupcake Central offers over 80 different flavors of cupcakes, 41 of which you can find available daily.

701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Lynnhaven Mall Food Court, Virginia Beach

(757) 301-8447
Hours:

Mon–Sat 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sun: Noon–5:30 p.m.

Flour Child Bakery & Dessert Café

http://www.iloveflourchildbakery.com

Flour Child Bakery calls itself the new, old-fashioned neighborhood bakery, providing cupcakes and other treats 100% from scratch.

1716 Pleasure House Road #104, Virginia Beach

(757) 464-1455

fcbakery@gmail.com

Hours:

Mon: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tues–Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Flour Power Cupcakes

http://www.flourpowercupcakes.com/

Flour Power Cupcakes uses ingredients from local Virginia Beach farms for its scrumptious creations.

Cupcake catering service

Located in Virginia Beach, serves Hampton Roads

Contact Dawn at (757) 515-0942

flourpowercupcakes@hotmail.com

Just Cupcakes

http://www.justcupcakes.net/index.php

From passion to sprinkles, Just Cupcakes has made a name for itself in its Virginia Beach Hilltop location and is proud to announce the opening of its second location at Town Center, also in Virginia Beach, as of the beginning of March.

Town Center, 261 Town Center Drive, Virginia Beach

(Just opened March 5th!)

(757) 671-2020
Hours:
Mon–Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Hilltop Shopping Center, 616 Hilltop West, Virginia Beach

(757) 425-1010
Hours:

Mon–Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday

LaChoclatier Bakery

http://www.lachoclatier.com/

While LaChoclatier Bakery has some fabulous cakes in its gallery, be sure to ask about their custom cupcakes and cupcake wedding cakes.

501 Kempsville Road #103, Chesapeake

(757) 337-3940
info@lachoclatier.com

Hours:

Wed–Fri: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sat: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Roxie’s Cupcakes

http://www.roxiescupcakes.com/

This home-based cupcake catering service is fully licensed and inspected to bring Hampton Roads a variety of cupcake delights.

Located in Virginia Beach, serves Hampton Roads

laura@roxiescupcakes.com

Sugar Plum Bakery

http://www.sugarplumbakery.org/

Not only does Sugar Plum Bakery create mouth-watering desserts, cakes and cupcakes, it also works with various agencies and organizations to provide services and support for persons with disabilities.

1353 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach

(757) 422-3913

Hours:

Mon—Fri: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Sunday

Twisted Sisters cupcakes

http://twistedsisterscupcakes.com/

As Hampton Roads’ first mobile cupcake truck, the owners of Twisted Sisters Cupcakes are two sisters who love cupcakes and want to bring their creations all over Hampton Roads.

(757) 675-3966
TwistedSistersCupcakes@gmail.com

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