On Saturday morning I popped in to Bluebells Cakery. I first spied this new addition to my neighbourhood a weekend or two ago. Simon and I were driving past and a blackboard sign with a chalk drawn cupcake caught my eye. Simon didn’t care that I was excited and wanted to investigate, so he kept on driving. However, each day since I noticed the sign, I have driven past the Cakery while on my way to work, which has served as a reminder that I must remember to look up Bluebells Cakery and stop in for a visit.
You may have heard of Bluebells Cakery before – Karla Goodwin, the owner, started the business out through running stalls selling her cupcakes at local markets. Bluebells Cakery usually have a stall at the La Cigale French Market (in Parnell, Auckland). The business has now grown and they’ve set up a shop. Bluebells Cakery on Hillsborough Road has only been open to the public for just a few weeks and is currently open for trade on Friday and Saturdays.
Simon was keen to come along to Bluebells Cakery on Saturday after I told him about their stall at La Cigale as that is one of our favourite markets. We tried out a few different cupcake flavours during our visit with Simon’s favourite being the carrot and cinnamon flavoured one. I think my fave was the Raspberry Chocolate flavour. I say ‘think’ because the Lemon Curd cupcake was delicious too, so it is hard to pick!
The decor of Bluebells Cakery is adorable. I loved the pastel colours and the vintage items decorating the place. The cupcakes take pride of place in two vintage display cases on the counter, but there are some other sweet treats on sale too. There were jars of Coconut Ice, Russian fudge and cake pops for sale. Also on display were a couple of beautiful ruffle cakes.
There are plans to increase the opening hours in the next month after the addition of a coffee machine, which is soon to arrive. However, at the moment if you do want some yummy treats during the week, they do take orders. A menu is available on their website listing mouth watering cakes, slices, biscuits and more. Bluebells Cakery also provide catering for High Tea events.
We will definitely be stopping in to try out some more sweet treats from Bluebells Cakery soon!