Welcome To The Workshop
We have officially opened our doors at the workshop and what a journey it has become! After restless, sleepless days and nights getting our store ready for opening (with some setbacks and delays) the team at CC with some amazing builders that worked some magic, we now present to you The Cupcake Central Workshop located Level 2 Dining Hall, Melbourne Central VIC 3000, Australia. It is everything that we had hoped for and more. We opened on Friday 9th July 2011 and with a team of bakers in the kitchen at 3am (when we literally finished cleaning and setting up the store at 2.30am) we baked over 2000 cupcakes. We baked the 1000 red velvet cupcakes throughout the day as a promotion and gave away freshly baked cupcakes to so many people. It didn't last long. At one stage we had a line of 30 - 40 people lining up from our store across the Dining Hall. I was busy in the open workshop kitchen baking and was paying no attention until someone commented about the massive line. I was not expecting such an amazing turn out.. thank you, thank you, thank you! It's seriously a dream-come-true! We couldn't have done this without the amazing team we have at CC and also the friends that offered their help to clean until midnight to get this store open. It feels so great to have such support and know that they believe in this dream. We can't wait to put more smiles on faces and to bring happiness through what we do. Thanks to Matt for some amazing re-branding and his hard work in making our brand come alive. Thanks to Claire for working her design and styling magic to create the atmosphere and the sheer wonderment on faces when they see the workshop. Thanks to Frank the builder and his team to turn our dream cupcake store into reality in a short timeframe. Frank, you get cupcakes on the house for life. Thanks to Nick & Michael from Kings of Carnaby for dressing up our staff and making Kurt say "This is the best day of my life" when we took our staff shopping for their uniforms. (More on Kings of Carnaby soon) Thanks to Gemma from Iris & Mary for creating the most amazing and functional aprons we've ever had. The amount of effort she put into these aprons is nothing short of impressive, she has such passion for aprons - you'll not find anyone else in Australia to do a better job. And last but not least THANK YOU to all the customers, cupcake eaters, blog readers and everyone that has believed in us. Without you, our dream would not have hatched. We hope to see you all soon at the new store and see where the cupcake magic happens. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to see the tons of freebies and promos we'll be running to celebrate another hatched dream and to thank you all for coming along on this journey with us.