Saturday, November 22, 2014

Spongedrop Cakery - opening soon!

This week instead of sharing a recipe I’m sharing some exciting news. For the past twelve months (that's no exaggeration!) I’ve been working on opening a shop - somewhere that I can share with you my passion for baking, beautiful things and great coffee. I can now say that after all these months, years even, of planning and preparation it is finally happening!

In a few weeks time (Weds 3rd Dec) I’ll be opening the doors to Spongedrop Cakery. Located at 10 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, in the site of the old Information Centre on the edge of Coronation Park, we’ll be offering cake, cupcakes, french macarons, coffee and tea amongst other delicious items that are currently in development.

Being located on the edge of a park we’ve opened up one side to let in the sunlight and the pretty tree-studded view, creating a space that I’m picking is going to be a great spot for mid-morning coffee and cake. Or you can pop in and pick up a box of cupcakes to takeaway and share with friends. There will be parking available out back and Coronation Park provides a huge play area for kids so I’m hoping everyone will be able to find something they love about it.

There is still so much to do between now and opening (can you see the fear on Rick's face?) and I know that even when the doors are open we will be a ‘work in progress’ but I’d love for you to come along for the ride! I’ve never undertaken anything like this before so it has been and will continue to be a huge learning curve for me, thankfully I’ve got amazing people alongside me.

This has been a dream since I first started this blog nearly five years ago. I feel absolutely privileged and humbled that somehow this opportunity has come my way. It has been a journey alright, with highs and lows, but I know that once I open my doors and get to greet all of my wonderful supporters it will be a dream come true! We can't wait. x

Rick's 'there is so much to do' face.


  1. YES. Can not wait to come home to visit from Sydney and spend some quality time in your hot spot. What a great idea.

  2. SO eggciting dan! what a gorgeous wee building it will be for you too... yay! hope it's all going well my friend xxgeb

  3. Congratulations Dannielle....wishing all the very best, Meryl & Keisha xo

  4. What time do doors open tomm?

  5. Tried some of your goodies about a week ago. May have to become a regular ;)