Dudes. Dudettes. There's some really exciting news on the Seattle cupcake front: Cupcake Royale is opening a new location! Here's the scoop from a recent press release.
On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Cupcake Royale will open it's sixth cafe which is also an ice creamery and cupcake bakery located at 108 Pine Street in the heart of downtown Seattle just outside of Pike Place Market and will simultaneously launch Cupcake Royale Brand Ice Cream in all 6 cafes.
Cupcake Royale Brand Ice Cream, featuring a signature line of the original Cupcakes ‘n’ Cream ice cream as well as other amazing ice cream flavor combinations that will have unique and delicious inclusions, all baked in-house.
“We’ve always wanted to offer ice cream for our customers. It's just such a natural pairing with cake—add delicious artisan espresso to the mix and it’s an amazing trifecta.” Said Cupcake Royale Owner/Founder, Jody Hall.
Bakeshop-inspired flavors include:
- Whiskey Maple Bacon Crack (bacon brittle) made with locally produced Woodinville Whiskey and Zoe’s Meats bacon
- Bananza, made with roasted banana, homemade gooey brownie and caramel
- Burnt Caramel with Sea Salt
- Blueberry Lavender
- Washington Hazelnut Brittle with Salted Ganache
The Cupcakes ‘n’ Cream line will include five of their most beloved cupcake flavors, Red Velvet, Dance Party, Salted Caramel, Peppermint Party, and Triple Threat, each lovingly mixed into their delicious ice cream base. Cupcake Royale will carry 14 flavors of ice cream, 2 flavors of homemade ice cream sandwiches, Cakeshakes and Babyshakes which will include either a cupcake or a babycake size cupcake. Ice Cream flavors will rotate based on seasonality.
Cupcake Royale, known for rigorously sourcing local ingredients, is naturally extending this practice to their new line of ice cream. “We’re already sourcing such great local, seasonal and natural ingredients from local farmers and producers — it just makes sense to add these amazing ingredients to ice cream!” says Nicki Kerbs—head of operations for Cupcake Royale. The locally produced ice cream base has a custom recipe that’s not too sweet, and cream that does not contain any added growth hormones. “We’re adding a whole lot of delicious baked goods into the ice cream, so we wanted to make sure it was just sweet enough.”
Cupcake Royale will open their new location on June 30, 2012, at 108 Pine Street. Until then, they will be operating their ice cream cart in front of the new cafe daily from noon to 8pm. In addition, the Ballard, Capitol Hill and Bellevue locations will add scoops, cones, shakes and sundaes to their offerings. All six cafes will carry grab-n-go pints of the full assortment of ice cream flavors, and will have ice cream sandwiches.
The new café will feature Cupcake Royale’s usual assortment of amazing fresh-baked cupcakes, a full line of artisan Stumptown espresso drinks and of course, shakes, and sundaes all featuring Cupcake Royale Brand Ice Cream! Regular customers who join their loyalty program (affectionately dubbed Friend of Cupcake Royale – or F.O.C.R.) and pre-load a gift card will be eligible for a free cupcake or scoop on the first of each month (along with other perks like free drip refills, free espresso drinks for every 10 purchased on the card and every time $40 is loaded on the card, and a free scoop or cupcake for their birthday.
More information may be found at www.cupcakeroyale.com