Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanks and Farewell!

Thank you to all our fabulous customers for all your support and patronage over the last 5 1/2 years - since I first sold my cupcakes (as a bright-eyed 18 year-old!) at our beginning market stall in March 2007, through the start of our shopfront in May 2010, and right up until our final day on 10 November 2012.  We have thoroughly enjoyed bringing the best quality and most unique cupcakes and macarons to Toowoomba and Queensland for special events and to satisfy your sugar cravings!

A big thankyou to everyone who helped me out at the store during the days that I was overrun with cupcake demand and who supported me by buying a lifetime's supply of cake in the last 5 years!  Alyce, Courtney, Emma, Naomi, Teresa, Sheree, Nick, Jenni-Lee, Dave, Mum & Dad - you are the best box-folderers, customer servers and cupcake addicts I could've hoped for, and I couldn't have made it through this journey without your love and support!  Thanks too, to our fabulous regular weekly customers who we will miss as much as we will miss baking.

We hope you have enjoyed eating our cupcakes and french macarons as much as we have enjoyed making them for you over the last 5 years.  Now to hang up the piping bags and aprons, and launch ourselves into our next life journey!

Cupcakes and sweet dreams,
Tamara xoxo


Today is our final day ever before we hang up our spatulas and aprons, close up shop and head off on a new journey!

We are open one last day Saturday 10th November 2012 (from 9am until sold out) for your final sugar fix and stock up of our delectable cupcakes and french macarons.  We will have 15 flavours of cupcake and 7 flavours of macarons, available on a first-come first-served basis!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

News for Our Customers

We wish to inform our customers that we have made the decision to close up shop in a couple of weeks and take a different direction in our careers after more than 5 years running our cupcake business.

Our last day will be Saturday 10th November 2012, and we will be open extra days to normal in our last week (see below). 

Changed trading hours for our final week: 
Tues 6th Nov: 9am-3pm*

Wed 7th: 9am-3pm*
Thurs 8th: 9am-3pm*
Fri 9th: 9am-3pm*
Sat 10th Nov: 9am-2pm*

*unless sold out earlier

Stripes & Blossoms Cake

This was a very special request, as ordinarily we don't make tiered or large cakes (we stick with cupcakes and what we do best!), but this mini 2-tiered cake was for a very special nanna's 90th birthday.  6" mocha cake (with coffee ganache under fondant) and a 4" banana cake (with maple ganache under fondant), decorated to match in with a special high tea birthday celebration.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

French Macarons by The Perfect Dozen Cupcakery

Our macarons have become very popular lately with plenty of wedding macarons, 21st birthday macarons, 1st birthday macarons, and high tea macarons going out our doors!

Multi-colour 21st Macarons (honeycomb, redskin, vanilla bean, chocolate, and salted caramel)
Girly coloured Macarons (vanilla bean and raspberry)
Pink salted caramel macarons partnered with chocolate turkish delight macarons (not pictured) for a wedding dessert table
White coconut high tea macarons (with silver glitter)

Pink raspberry high tea macarons (with silver glitter)

Mixed 40-flavour box from Macaron Day in October 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

We are now fully booked for custom orders for the remainder of our 2012 dates.  Stay tuned to this page for when our 2013 bookings will open!

If you want cupcakes for this year though, please remember that we have a random selection of regular-size cupcakes (7-12 different flavours) and a random selection of french macarons (4-6 different flavours) available in-store for over-the-counter purchases in whatever quantities you like each day we're open.  You are welcome to come in-store and purchase a selection from what is available.

Please note though that we stock the cabinet in the morning with the aim to sell out by closing time, so the time of day will be indicative of the variety and numbers still available!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Macaron Day is this Saturday!

This one-off special event is on this Saturday!  See the full list of macaron flavours we will have available below.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Macaron Day Flavours 2012

Below is the final flavours list for The Perfect Dozen Cupcakery's Macaron Day on 6th October 2012!
Full details of Macaron Day can be seen here:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Macaron Day!

To celebrate the popularity of our macarons since introducing our range last December (and inspired by the gorgeous and creative pastry chef Adriano Zumbo!), we are dedicating an entire day to french MACARONS!

Macaron Day!
Saturday 6th October 2012
9am until sold out

Over 40 different flavours will be available in-store, from our regular over-the-counter menu, as well as some new fabulous flavours!  Pre-order ahead of time for discounted prices and to be assured you won't miss out on your favourite flavour selections.  Pre-orders close 29th September.

Special pre-order discount prices:
Mixed box of 24: $50.00   (save $6.00)
Mixed box of 40: $80.00   (save $10.00)


To place a pre-order for any quantity (from as little as 4 to all 40 flavours!), visit us in-store, call the store during opening hours, or enquire via email.  Please note a 50% deposit is required to place a pre-order.  Without this deposit you pre-order is not considered placed. Pre-orders close 29th September 2012.

Butterfly Cupcake Tower

Cupcake tower ordered for a hot pink and black themed 21st: mini-size red velvets with handpiped 21s and pink butterflies, and a vanilla fondant-covered cutting cake with butterflies and wired heart spray.

Linked Hearts Cupcakes (Blue & Yellow)

Regular-size choc-vanilla cupcakes in a blue and yellow theme with handpiped linked hearts toppers and edible glitter for shimmer.

Apples & Birdies Baby Shower Cupcakes

Regular-size cupcakes for a baby shower: musk, coconut rough, and red velvet cupcakes with handmade toppers made to match images from the party invite (below).

Blossoms, Dots & Hearts Wedding Cupcakes

Cupcake tower ordered for a black & white theme wedding: mini-size vanilla cupcakes with embossed fondant* and hearts or blossoms, and smooth fondant* with piped dots, paired with a chocolate fondant-covered cutting cake with bow topper.

*embossed or smooth fondant covered cupcake designs incur our 'intricate decoration surcharge', see pricing page for details.

Initials & Linked Hearts Cupcakes

Regular-size cupcakes in chocolate (with handpiped silver initial toppers) and strawberry (with handpiped gold linked hearts toppers) for a blue, silver and gold themed engagement party.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Perfect Dozen Cupcakery are taking long-awaited family holidays from 3rd - 19th September 2012, and will reopen normal trading hours Thursday 20th September.  If you require contact during this time, please email us ( and we will do our best to reply as soon as we are able.  Please note at present we are fully booked for custom orders approximately 6 weeks in advance.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cafe for Lease / Sale

Due to owner's deteriorating health, we are now looking for an enthusiastic baker or foodie to take over the lease at our petite shopfront, with the cafe fitout also for sale.  If you've ever wanted to start your own cupcake shop, cake shop, cafe or sweet shop, don't pass up this rare opportunity!

Details on the cafe sale can be seen here.

Until then, everything is still business as normal! :)

Hearts & Roses Cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a christening: regular-size red velvets with hand-piped roses* and sticky date with embossed heart toppers.

*hand-piped roses incur our 'intricate decoration surcharge' of an additional $0.50 per piece per cupcake.  See our pricing page for details.

Movie Theme Cupcakes - Magic Mike

These vanilla mini cupcakes were for Toowoomba Strand Cinemas' premiere 'Chicks at the Flicks' showing of the yummy movie Magic Mike, and featured black bowties and sparkly M.M. letters.

Superhero Cupcakes

These mini-size cupcakes were ordered for a superhero-themed 50th birthday celebration.  The vanilla and chocolate minis were topped with handmade batman symbols, kapows, 50s and super-T's.

Starry Cupcake Tower

This cupcake tower was ordered for a 32nd birthday celebration.  The regular-size cupcakes were bubblegum flavour decorated with a double-height swirl of buttercream and a star topper in bright colours.  The ripple-iced cutting cake was a 5-layer rainbow cake iced with stars and swirls and decorated with the birthday girl's name and wired numbers/presents.

Mini Star Cupcakes

Simplistic and gorgeous mini-size choc-vanilla cupcakes topped with stars and silver edible glitter, ordered for a christening.

Trio of Blossoms Cupcakes

Regular-sized vanilla cupcakes topped with a trio of fondant blossoms and leaves ordered for a birthday afternoon tea.

Broncos Cupcake Tower

A selection of the large order of cupcakes for a Brisbane Broncos function: regular-size cookies & cream (with yellow swirl and handmade Broncos jersey) and caramel (with maroon swirl and handmade football) cupcakes, as well as mini-size vanilla and choc-vanilla cupcakes with navy, maroon and gold buttercream swirls.  We wished we had a bigger stand to display these cupcakes on - our largest 4-tier stand could've been filled twice over!

Hearts Wedding Cupcakes

This cupcake tower was ordered for a wedding with a purple theme.  The cupcakes were regular-sized vanilla (with frilly piped icing and embossed heart topper) and choc-vanilla (with piped swirl of icing and two upright hearts), and the tower was finished off with a ripple-iced cutting cake topped with silk flowers provided by the client.

Key 21st Cupcakes

Cupcake tower ordered for a 21st birthday celebration: mini-size cupcakes with handpiped silver & black keys (to match the invitations) and a cookies & cream ripple-iced cutting cake to match.

Letter Hen's Night Cupcakes

Sparkly letter regular-size vanilla cupcakes, and silver high heel mini vanilla cupcakes ordered for a hens night celebration (with plenty of silver edible glitter on top!).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Rose Cupcakes & Cake

These cakes were ordered for a surprise engagement party.  The regular-size cupcakes were red velvet and were topped with hand-piped roses*, and the ripple-iced cutting cake was one of our 5-layer rainbow cakes* iced to match and topped with large hand-piped roses.

*hand-piped roses incur our 'intricate decoration surcharge' of $0.50 per piece per cupcake (see pricing page for details); 5-layer rainbow cakes are an additional $20.00 above base cutting cake prices (see pricing page for details).

Simple Swirls Wedding Cupcakes (Red & Yellow)

These cupcakes were ordered for a wedding in a red & yellow colour scheme.  The regular-size cupcakes were red velvet with red and/or yellow piped icing, and the fondant-covered cutting cake was also red velvet.  The lovely bride emailed me the photo below of the cake setup on the day (photo taken by a professional photographer - not the property of The Perfect Dozen Cupcakery) with the topper added by the clients.

Tiny Hearts Ombre Cupcake Tower

Cupcake tower ordered for a wedding: regular-size cupcakes with varying shades of blush pink icing (from pale to dark) and tiny heart toppers. The flavours chosen were black forest, red velvet, choc-vanilla, and pecan fudge brownie (in our gluten friendly version), and a chocolate fondant-covered cutting cake left blank for the addition of fresh flowers on top.

Blossoms & Embossing Wedding Cupcakes (Blue & Ivory)

Cupcake tower ordered for a wedding with a royal blue and ivory colour scheme: mini-size cupcakes baked in silver liners and topped with a blue blossom, or covered with embossed fondant* and topped with an ivory blossom.  The flavours chosen were white chocolate, and orange poppyseed for the cupcakes and chocolate for the fondant-covered cutting cake.

*embossed or plain fondant covering incurs an additional $0.50 per cupcake above base prices - see pricing page for 'intricate decoration surcharge' details.

Ombre Birthday Presents Cupcake Tower

Cupcake tower ordered for a purple & silver themed 21st birthday party: regular-size cupcakes with ombre purple present toppers and silver glitter; the flavours chosen were red velvet, choc-vanilla, carrot cake and vanilla, with a caramel ripple-iced cutting cake to top the tower.

Baby Things Cupcakes - Pink

Regular-size vanilla cupcakes ordered for a girl baby shower featuring pale pink buttercream swirls and handmade hot pink and white baby thing toppers (bottles, nappy pins, onesies and bibs).

Lotso Bear Cupcakes

These cupcakes were ordered for a Lotso Bear (from Toy Story 3) fan's birthday. The regular-size cupcakes were chocolate cupcakes with hand-made Lotso Bear toppers and silver edible glitter for sparkle.

Mini Frills & Rosebuds Cupcake Tower

This cupcake tower was ordered for a wedding with a neutral colours and green theme.  The mini-size cupcakes were piped with frillystyle icing and half the cupcakes were topped with hand-piped rosebuds (flavours chosen were chocolate, mocha, blueberry and vanilla).  The ripple-iced cutting cake was vanilla, and had a lace ribbon at the base and was left blank on top for the addition of flowers by the couple.

Pirate "Smash" Cakes

Chocolate cutting cakes for twin boys' 1st birthday.  The cakes featured rosette-piped finish, pirate toppers and message banner on the front.  These delectable chocolate cakes were ordered as 'smash cakes' for each of the boys to destroy and 'smash up' all by themselves at their pirate party!

Friday, May 18, 2012

We're Turning 2!

To celebrate 2 years since the opening of our cupcake shopfront (and 5 years and 2 months since we first started the business! :-) ), we're offering some special deals on all our sweet treats on our birthday!

Saturday 19th May
all cupcakes   $3.00
all macarons  $2.00

From 9am until sold out.  Limit of 1 dozen cupcakes and 1 dozen macarons per customer at discounted price.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Glamorous Bows Cupcakes (Black/Ivory)

Lime & coconut regular-size cupcakes with handmade bows* ordered in a black & white theme for a wedding.

*handmade bows incur the 'intricate decoration' surcharge - see prices page for details.

Baby Things & Bows Cupcakes

These mini-sized choc-vanilla cupcakes and a ripple-iced raspberry & white chocolate cutting cake were ordered for a girl baby shower.  The decorations featured pink and ivory baby things (bottles, bibs, onesies, nappy pins) on the cupcakes and a handmade bow and "it's a girl!' on the cutting cake.

Teddy Baby Shower Cupcakes (Pink/Purple)

These regular-sized chocolate and vanilla cupcakes were ordered for a girl baby shower. The request was for neutral icing colours with a hint of pink and purple, so the cupcakes were topped with handmade teddies with bow ties and silver edible glitter for a bit of sparkle.

Mini Hearts Cupcake Tower

This cupcake tower was ordered for a Valentine's themed engagement party.  The vanilla and chocolate mini-sized cupcakes, and smooth-iced caramel cutting cake were adorned with mini red hearts to match with the party theme.

Basic Blossom Engagement Cupcakes

Regular-sized cupcakes that were ordered for a garden tea engagement party: vanilla cupcakes with lilac swirl and yellow basic blossom, and red velvet with ivory swirl and pink basic blossom.

Owl Cupcakes

These cupcakes were custom-ordered for an owl-themed 1st birthday celebration.  The regular-size cupcakes were choc-vanilla with pink buttercream and handmade owl* and 1 toppers to match the decor used at the party (pictured at right).

*handmade owl toppers incur the 'intricate decoration surcharge', see prices page.

Baby Things Cupcakes (Blue/Ivory)

Choc-vanilla regular-size cupcakes that were ordered for a baby shower.  The cupcakes were decorated in a blue and ivory theme and included handmade baby things: onesies, nappy pins, teddies and 'baby' texts.