The proof is in the pudding and we're head over heels for this stellar new cupcake outpost.
While cupcakes have been ‘a thing’ for quite some time now, there’s one purveyor whose soft, squishy and saccharine delights have forever been a cut above the rest — Petal Cupcakes in Newmarket. Having long been stationed in their hole in the wall post on Teed Street (they’ve been open since 2010) peddling their irresistible baked goods by the dozen, their sturdy business is finally expanding to the North Shore, to Takapuna’s Hurstmere Road to be exact.
Opening its doors on Monday, 1st August, Petal on Hurstmere will join the profusion of delicious cafes and eateries that are transforming the North Shore metropolis into a veritable gastronomic hub. Drawing upon their specialty product to lure in punters after something sweet, those who walk by will do very well to resist, as is the case at their original outpost. Renowned for creating some sensational flavour-ways — the classics include Balsamic Strawberry, Hazelnut & Chocolate, Lemon Tart and Hawkes Bay Peach — it’s difficult not to fall head over heels into the cabinet of freshly baked, aromatic sweetness. And with 18 incredible choices, there’s arguably a cupcake for everyone.
Having noticed an increasing number of orders placed on the North Shore, it was a natural decision for Petal to set up shop in the middle of the action. After all, deliveries account for a good part of the 1300 cupcakes that these professionals whip up every day. Using the purest locally-sourced ingredients including those required for their two staple gluten free option (salted caramel and double chocolate), the result is their beautifully light, moist little cakes that are topped with the buttery-smooth ganache-like icing bursting with flavour.
With little more information required to lure us in, it’s worth mentioning Petal’s ‘Random Acts of Cupcakes’ initiative. Herein, if you know someone who needs a little pick me up, you can nominate them to be the recipient of the package Petal sends out to a person in need on a weekly basis. Fair to say, we couldn’t be bigger fans of this mood-lifting cupcake-dedicated organisation and we urge to visit their brand new location STAT.
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Petal on Hurstmere
106 Hurstmere Road
09 486 5051