Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Smallcakes! Grand opening and Giveaway

So, it's my birthday tonight, so I thought what would be better to post about than...cupcakes!  There's a new spot in town and it's the perfect place to satisfy any sweet tooth!

What it is:  Smallcakes is a new cupcake shop located in the Woodcroft Shopping Center, already home of several of our favorites-Chubby's Tacos, Pulcinella, and Menchie's.  There are currently about 90 Smallcakes location nationwide, but each individual location is able to put their own local spin on their sweet treats.  The Durham Smallcakes just opened up a few weeks ago and we stopped by to sample their cakes on opening day.

We walked in and the shop is decorated perfectly.  They have a fabulous Durham mural on the wall to complement the counter filled with delicious looking cupcakes.  While they didn't have any seating on our initial visit on opening day, the owner, Andrew Fisher, confirmed that a few small tables would be arriving shortly.  Oh, and they also have coffee from another local favorite, Bean Traders as a perfect compliment to their cupcakes.

My boys both, of course, selected chocolate cupcakes, one resembling the Hostess variety only more decadent and the other being a "sundae" cupcake.  My husband opted for the red velvet with thick, cream cheese frosting, and I decided to try one of their daily specials, the Wedding Cake flavor.  We took them to go in a beautiful, very well designed box (complete with little notches in the cupcake holes for easy cupcake removal).  Then, we divided them up and proceeded to sample.  They were all moist, with just the right amount of frosting, just like a cupcake should be.  The Wedding Cake was my favorite so I hope they bring it back as a special soon, but you really couldn't go wrong.   Prices are $3.50 a cupcake which is a tiny bit higher than most other local stops but in the same basic price range.

While Smallcakes is already open and you can already stop by to get their delicious cupcakes, their official grand opening is yet to come!  Make sure to stop by on January 24 for their grand opening celebration and party!!

What we liked:  The cupcakes were delicious.  They have perfected their regular flavors but continue to create unique and different specials so there's always something new!

What we would change:  Currently, they don't have any restrooms, but that's certainly not going to stop me from heading back over at my soonest convenience to try more of their delicious treats!

Website and other important information:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/SmallcakesDurham

Address: 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm

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Thank you so much all of you dedicated cupcake lovers who read down to the bottom of this post because you will be rewarded!  Smallcakes is offering a FREE CUPCAKE to the first ten Stir Crazy Moms blog readers who comment on this post.  This time, it has to be on the actual blog to count, so thank to Smallcakes and enjoy!

52 comments:

The Gaineys said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Yda Balcazar said...

Yummy! Would love to take my little girl.

Emily said...

Welcome to SoDu!!

Gina Martinez said...

I would love to try out a new cupcake place!

mary claire somerville said...

I had the blueberry pancake flavor last week my daugther loved it!

Mary Elizabeth Maynard said...

Hope to try the wedding cake flavor-yumm!

mary claire somerville said...

I had the blueberry pancake flavor last week my daugther loved it!

Sara H said...

Can't wait to try it! Thanks to Stir Crazy Moms and Smallcakes for the giveaway!

Amy @ Amy Hogan Photography said...

would love to try this place!

Amy @ Amy Hogan Photography said...

yes please!

Unknown said...

Yay! Can't wait to try a new cupcake place.

Stephanie said...

So excited to have them in the Woodcroft Shopping Center. Can't wait to try!

Wendy Ferrara said...

Can't wait to try! Thanks :)

Wendy Ferrara said...

Can't wait to try! Thanks :)

rhg said...

Yum! We'd love to try one!

rhg said...

Yum! We would love to try one!

Jessica said...

Seriously, yummy, awesome!!
Happy belated Bday!

Jessica said...

Seriously, yummy!!
Happy belated Bday!

Mary Taylor said...

I would love to try one!

Jennifer said...

We are new to town and this would be a great treat for our family! Especially since our boys have a birthday next week!

Erika Williamson said...

Can't wait to try them out!! Happy birthday.

Gigi De La Torre said...

Been meaning to go and try them! I'll good this week!

Andrea McGeary said...

I would love to try a small cakes cupcake!

Janice Giles said...

I love your blog and cupcakes!

Sherri Nevius said...

Love some cupcakes! Welcome to Durham, Smallcakes!

FIAMA said...

Sounds yummy! Would love to try out this new spot.

yourmomdesigns said...

Thanks for sharing this info, excited to take my kids for a big treat sometime!

Genevieve said...

We have already been to the shop and loved the cupcakes!! I liked the pink chocolate, but my kids loved the lemon!!

RobinH. said...

Yum! A free cupcake!

Oh, on Tuesdays they offer two gluten free options along with their other yummy cupcake options.

Lindsey said...

So excited to try this place. It's so close to my son's preschool. I would love to take him after picking him up from school.

Stephanie said...

Love cupcakes, excited to bring the 4 kids to try this out!

Alanna Adams said...

Excited to check it out!

Harris McGehee said...

Free cupcakes?! I'll comment. Thanks for your great local coverage.

Maureen C. said...

We love cupcakes!!

Amber W. said...

Smallcakes sounds like a great spot to satisfy my sweet tooth in Durham! Thanks for sharing your review of the new place and for offering a giveaway--perfect excuse to check them out soon.

Jennifer said...

This place looks great! Very excited to try it out.

Ms. Brenner said...

Free cupcakes? I'm in! Thanks for all of the great reviews!

Pumpkin's 'rents said...

Our twins are turning one soon, and we would love to celebrate with cupcakes!

Carrie said...

Sounds like a fun place to try out - I love cupcakes :)

Liz said...

Hooray! Cupcakes!

Kat said...

So excited! Yummy!

emilyg said...

Yay! I love cupcakes!

Gigi De La Torre said...

We want to try!!

Katie H. said...

Sounds delicious!

Stacey said...

Can't wait to try them with my boys!

Victoria said...

So glad you guys are here!

Info Info said...

Love cupcakes!

Info Info said...

Love cupcakes!

Shannon Maaske said...

looks wonderful! after the last 2 weeks I've had, I could use a yummy cupcake!

Makayla Downs said...

Excited to try a cupcake!

Shannon Maaske said...

would love to try one! they look great.

Chrissy Mitchell said...

Yum yum I gota try soon

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