The Gay Cupcake returns to Cupcake Royale

For the month of June and in celebration of Pride Month, Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) is bringing back the Gay Cupcake. Their fabulous and proud rainbow confetti cupcakes will help raise money for the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) Scholarship Fund; 10 percent of the sales will go to the organization.

Also in honor of Pride Month, the cupcakery is selling their “Make America Gay Again” trucker hat; they’ll also donate 10 percent of the hat’s sales to the GSBA’s Scholarship Fund.

On top of big gay cupcakes and trucker hats; Cupcake Royale is featuring a one-day offer of Rodeo Donuts in honor of National Donut Day (June 2); every donut purchaser will receive a free Stumptown drip coffee.

Cupcake Royale launches holiday Toy Drive


The team at Cupcake Royale is hoping to spread the joy this holiday season through a Toy Drive in benefit of Mary’s Place.

The Ballard store (and all others in the city) will have specific gift tags displayed on trees that customers can choose to shop for a toy for a local child in need.

Cupcake Royale customers can bring back their unwrapped gift, with the tag attached, no later than December 22.

Upon receiving the gift, each customer will receive a Cupcake Gram as a thank you!

Click here to learn more.

Cupcake Royale celebrates Free Scoop Day

The team at Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) is celebrating its fourth annual free scoop day from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. this Thursday, May 19.

“It’s tradition for the folks at Cupcake Royale to treat the community with something sweet and fellow dairy partners Meadowsweet Dairy are helping out in a big way this year by donating all the fresh dairy,” says the Cupcake Royale team.

Join in the fun this Thursday and receive a free scoop!

Donut pop-up coming to Cupcake Royale


A tasty new pop-up is coming to Ballard Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) this month. Rodeo Donut will launch inside the Ballard store on Saturday, March 28, and will continue daily at 7 a.m. until the donuts are all gone.

The donut pop-up was created by a group of Cupcake Royale bakers who were interested in creating a “really great, fresh from the fryer donut.”

“We want to change the way Seattle looks at donuts by starting over and building it the way we want to enjoy a donut. Brioche dough that’s so light and not too sweet, glazes that are made fresh daily from fresh ingredients and building mouth-watering flavor concoctions that go so far beyond a maple bar or apple fritter,” says pastry chef Nicki Kerbs from Rodeo Donut.

Rodeo Donut is set to use buttery brioche dough and will source ingredients from PNW farms. The pop-up will offer six daily options including delicacies like raspberry limoncello and whiskey maple bacon.

Cupcake Royale is set to adjust opening hours to accommodate the pop-up and Stumptown coffee will also be available for purchase.

Click here to learn more about Rodeo Donuts.

Hawks fans to get free cake at Cupcake Royale

On the final Blue Friday before the Super Bowl, Hawks fans will have the chance to score some free cake at Cupcake Royale in Ballard (2052 NW Market St).

Locals are invited to show their 12th Man pride and celebrate with Seattle’s largest 12th Man cake. Celebrity cake cutters will be on hand to ensure that everyone gets their free slice.


12th Fan Cupcakes are available for purchase and pre-order for your Super Bowl parties at all Cupcake Royale cafes and all Metropolitan Markets.

Head down to Cupcake Royal this Friday, January 30, at 5 p.m. to grab your free slice of cake! Go Hawks!

CenturyLink and Cupcake Royale team up to give away free cupcakes

Next Friday, December 5, 2014, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. CenturyLink will be teaming up with Cupcake Royale to celebrate Ballard becoming the first CenturyLink Fiber Lit Community.

To celebrate the special occasion Cupcake Royal will be giving away 1,000 cupcakes at their Ballard store (2052 NW Market St).

According to CenturyLink, their 1 Gig service is one of the most advanced Internet technologies today. The addition of this service to the neighborhood will allow Ballard residents to have access to a service 100-times faster than most broadband currently available.

Head down to Ballard Cupcake Royale next Friday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to grab your free cupcake and talk to a CenturyLink representative.

For updates about the event, follow @CenturyLinkSea or use the hashtag #1GigSeattle.

Cupcake Royale celebrates free scoop day

cupcakeThe team at Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) is celebrating free scoop day from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. today!

How do you get your free scoop? Simply download the F.O.C.R. (Friends of Cupcake Royale) App on your smartphone and you are good to go.

“Free Scoop Day is perhaps our favorite day of the year,” said Cupcake Royale Owner Jody Hall. “We love seeing friends and familiar faces lined up to enjoy our delicious ice cream and to sample the new flavors of the season,” says Hall.

Click here to check out more information about the F.O.C.R. App.

Cupcake Royale launches Monday morning Parent Pick Me Up event

Local favorite Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) recently launched the Parent Pick Me Up event on Monday mornings especially for busy Ballard parents.

The Ballard Parent Pick Me Up offer is available on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and includes half-price Pumpkin Bread or Coffee Cake and half-price beverages for little ones. Parents will also receive a free treat when they purchase a coffee drink.

Cupcake Royale also offers communal tables and free wi-fi for those busy parents in the need of a space to tick off some items on their to-do list.

“As a parent, I can certainly appreciate the need for a place to retreat and get some work done, but I also love the idea of a community central café where you can meet up with friends and other kids and not feel like you are bothering anyone when you get a little rowdy,” said Cupcake Royale owner Jody Hall.

Cupcake Royale Ballard is open seven days a week. Café hours are Monday through Wednesday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cupcake Royale to celebrate re-opening with “Ballard Bonanza”


Cupcake Royale (2052 NW Market St) is set to celebrate the re-opening of their recently remodeled cafe with a Ballard Bonanza.

The celebrations will be held from Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30 as a thank you to locals for putting up with the recent construction.

“It was time for a refresh and we are so thrilled with the modern look and feel. Our customers are enjoying the communal table and the open feel. It is so airy and light – and in the heart of the Ballard neighborhood – a great hang out,” says Cupcake Royale Owner Jody Hall.

The weekend long bonanza will be filled with delicious sweets and coffee, samples and a prize wheel. Locals can also sign up for Cupcake Royale’s new loyalty and payment APP (Apple and Android) aptly named F.O.C.R. (that’s Friends of Cupcake Royale!) to receive sweet deals during the celebration.

Check out the special F.O.C.R. Ballard Bonanza deals below:

  • Thursday, March 27 – Buy one espresso drink and get one free.
  • Friday, March 28 – Buy one cupcake and get one free.
  • Saturday, March 29 – Buy one scoop of ice cream get one free.
  • Sunday, March 30 – Buy a cupcake and your friend gets coffee or cupcake/scoop of equal or lesser value.

Click here to learn more about the F.O.C.R. APP.