About Sweet Kiwi Cupcakes

Sweet Kiwi Cupcakes may be new, but I’ve been baking since as long as I can remember.

The last 15 years I’ve really been focused on making the best cakes and I think I’m there! I’m excited to be be launching my cupcakes and sugar cookies available by custom order. I truly love baking and I think cakes made with love and happiness just taste better.

I’m delighted to be sharing the treats of my kitchen with your family and friends.

I hope you enjoy eating them as much I enjoy making them!

~Nicole~


Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

We operate out of a shared commercial kitchen with a small cafe storefront in Maple Ridge, BC.  Visit our contact page for more details.
We specialize in custom orders and specific shows or events, but come mid-November 2015, we will be operating out of a shared kitchen. Visit our contact page for more details.

You’ve come to the right place!  While we don’t have an exclusively gluten-free facility to work in, we properly clean and sanitize everything when are are accommodating this request.  We have an amazing gluten free flour that tastes just as good as regular flour and you can happily serve it to everything and they won’t be able to tell.  Anything can be gluten free.  At this time, we can offer full vegan chocolate or vanilla flavours.  In addition we have an amazing recipe for a vegan coconut lime cupcake that wins over everyone, even if they’ve never had a vegan anything, ever.  Prices vary depending on your needs, please ask us for a quote.

Cookies can only be accommodated as gluten free, but not as egg or dairy free.  One day we’ll find that perfect vegan sugar cookie and when we do, you’ll know all about it!

We can ensure that all equipment used is properly cleaned and sanitized before we make your order but neither our menu or our kitchen is not nut free. Please make your own health decisions if you are able to place an order with us.
Real buttercream all the way! Butter, icing sugar and flavoring. No shortening like some groceries stores do, that’s just yucky. We also don’t use fondant (that super smooth layer over cakes) except for accents.
A minimum of one week is generally needed, but sometimes rush orders can be accommodated. There may an extra charge for this service. Weddings or large catering events require as much time to be booked as possible. Popular dates may fill up months in advance, so if you want to make sure that you get delicious cupcakes, cookies or cakes for your party, make sure you plan ahead!
Oh yes, you can! Our cupcakes and cookies freeze perfectly and if you properly wrap them before you put them in your deep freeze, you can portion out goodies for months!
We can offer delivery in the Tri-Cities area, for a small delivery fee. Delivery outside of these areas may be possible, depending on the size of the order, but there is a per km fee for this.
We can! Not cupcakes or cakes, but cookies are individually heat sealed, bubble wrapped and double boxed for shipping. We’ve sent cookies all across Canada and they have all arrived in one piece! Shipping charges are $7 for handling, plus whatever the actual shipping cost is. Please account for additional ordering time if you need your cookies for a specific event.
For special events, of course we do! This is an additional charge of $30 as we make sure that everything looks perfect for your big day.
We have a clear acrylic circular stand to rent that can hold up to 90 cupcakes. It costs $40 for the rental, with a deposit of $160. If the stand is returned in the same condition it left us in, by the time arranged, the deposit is returned in full.
Yes you can indeed! You can choose up to 4 flavours to try and we’ll go over designs and styles that you may like. Tastings are $30 and if you place an order over $150, that amount goes towards your final invoice.

Yes you do.  Everything is custom made just for you, exactly to your specifications.  Once we have finalized the details of your order, you’ll be sent an invoice with the final total.  When payment is received, your order goes into the calendar and you have priority for that date.  If we do not hear back from you after an invoice is sent, your order is not confirmed, so please don’t be surprised when you don’t receive what you asked for!

For weddings or large scale events, a deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking to reserve your date. The balance in full is due two weeks prior.

At the time you place your order, you can pay by cash or I will send your an invoice and you can pay by Electronic Money Transfer. If your bank or credit union does not offer this service, I can send you an invoice via Square to pay by credit or debit. If you are seeing us at an event, we accept cash, or credit via Square. Sorry but unless prior arrangements have been made when you place your order, we will not accept personal cheques.

Wedding Cakes & Cupcakes

We specialize in cupcakes, so large tiered cakes are just not our thing! We can happily accommodate single or double tiered cakes, but cannot go higher than that. Many couple chose to have a cupcake tower for their guests and a small topper cake for them to cut. This saves on the cutting and plating fee that many venues charge for serving a cake.
Have a look at our cupcake menu, anything there can be made into a cake! But we love special requests, let us know what you absolutely love and we’ll see what we can come up with!
Plan on one regular size cupcake per guest. If you are serving minis, plan for 2-3 per guest. Don’t worry if there are leftovers, they freeze beautifully and you can have a lovely reminder of your wedding for months to come!

Specialty Cakes

Of course! There’s never a bad time for good cake!
We definitely can do this, we have a perfect 4” giant cupcake that works as a cupcake topper for a tower of cupcakes or a cake smash, or just because you love cupcakes that much!

Cupcakes & Mini Cupcakes

Regular size cupcakes start at $36/doz for unfilled, $42/doz for filled. Mini cupcakes are $36/ 2 doz.
One dozen per flavour for regular size, two dozen per flavour for minis.
Head on over to the cupcake menu and see all the loveliness there! Special requests can often be accommodated, so please let us know!
Have a look at our blog, or social media for all the different styles of cupcakes we’ve done. It’s all there! All custom work is quoted before we start, so you know how much your special request will be.

Cookies

Range in price, based on style and size.  Please see our cookie page for specific pricing details
One dozen cookies is where we start at.
Our cookie is a basic vanilla sugar cookie with vanilla royal icing.
Absolutely! When you send in your request form, attach any photos of other cookies that you’ve seen that you like, to give us an idea of what you need. We’ll look things over and get back to you with a custom quote.
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