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It’s been a great year, Sugarfans!

As we wrap up another great year, we’ve decided to take a quick look back at some of our favorite happenings in 2014.  In case you missed out, here’s what we’ve been up to (Besides, of course, making thousands of cakes, cupcakes, and fresh pastries!):

Sugarland 2014

We were nominated for 7 awards in the Indy Best of the Triangle– Best Bakery, Best Cupcake, Best Desserts, Best Frozen Desserts, Best Pie, and Best Place for a Blind Date in both Orange/Chatham and Wake counties. That was all thanks to you, our sugar fans, sharing all the Sugarland love!

We also won The Knot “Best of Weddings” Award for 2015! Once again, we’ve had the privilege of working with the most wonderful couples in the Triangle and are so grateful for all the kind words you shared about your experiences with us!

Through our Charity of the Month program and donations, we’ve given more than $3000 to several wonderful local charities this year.  We’ve gotten to work with the Duke Lemur Center, the Carolina Tiger Rescue, The Boys and Girls Club, the Movember Foundation, Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill, and so many small and large groups to make 2014 a little sweeter!

We hosted our first ever March Madness- Great Cake Off! Starting with 64 cakes on our Pinterest board, and over 100 participants, you all pinned and liked until we had narrowed it down to one winning cake!

There have been so many other funs times this year and great moments that we’re grateful to have gotten to share with you!  We can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for us and all our lovely Sugarfans!

What was your most memorable moment this year?

 

Perfect Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered! Whether you’ve met someone new who deserves a great gift or the holidays just snuck up on you, we have something perfect to please everyone on your list. Come on by today to pick up one of these great last minute gifts!

Sugarland Hot Chocolate KitThe chocolate lover in your life is going to love this Hot Chocolate Kit for $34.95! With three flavors of our gourmet hot chocolate and a tin of our homemade marshmallows, this is the perfect gift give someone who loves to curl up with a nice hot chocolate during the holidays!

Gift Cupcakes from SugarlandYou can’t go wrong with a gift box of our tasty holiday cupcakes! We have over a dozen flavors to choose from and will wrap them up in a fancy box for only $18.95!

Sugarland Hot Chocolate MugOur gourmet hot chocolate and homemade marshmallows wrapped up in a Sugarland mug make a perfect teacher or secret santa gift! A hot chocolate mug is only $12.95 and is an adorable way to say Happy Holidays!

Sugarland Homemade JamOur homemade jams are delicious and make a great gift! They’re half off right now at $3.50, so why not grab all your favorite flavors?

Sugardough Last Minute Gift Ideas SugarlandWe’ve also got our Sugardough! These pretty little boxes have four tokens that are good for one pastry or beverage each, and at $15 are a great stocking stuffer! Gift someone with the choice to pick out whatever tasty treat they’d like!

Cake Stands by Redbone BoutiqueWe’re featuring these gorgeous hand made cake stands from Redbone Boutique! They’re handmade from vintage glass and are simply beautiful! From $9.99-$49.99, there are different options for whomever you want to give one to!

Sugarland PieMergency KitThese Pie-Mergency Kits are also a great hostess gift! They include a crust, pie filling, and Fiestaware pie pan. It’s everything you need to make a perfect pie without the mess, for only $34.95!

Take a break for adorable cake!

Already need a break from the Holiday madness?!  Why not stop and take a minute to check out some adorable cake?!  The last few weeks, we’ve been super busy with all the Thanksgiving pies and crazy cakes, but we made sure to snap a few quick pics of these adorable confections just for you!

Pretty much any cake for a kid is going to be precious, but recently our Sugarfans have been ordering these extra cute confections. Dinosaurs, elephants, spaceships, and cars are all here! But seriously, can you think of anything cuter than a dinosaur made of cake or a tiny high flyers wagon?! Because I’m just going gaga over that volcano with modeling chocolate “lava” and Reagan’s sweet pinwheels! See anything that just makes you squeal? Let us know adorable cake you like best!

Kids Dinosaur Volcano Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillWhat can I say about these two little dinos other than AWW?!?!

Racing Cars Kids Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillRacing Cars Kids Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillRacing Cars Kids Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillAiden dreams of racing cars- don’t the tiny tires and traffic cones just complete this cake?

Wagons and Pinwheel Baby Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillWe just adored this festive little masterpiece- pinwheels and all!

Elephant Baby Boy Adorable Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThis sweet baby boy’s arrival was celebrated with this miniature elephant holding a balloon in his trunk!

Civil War Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillTwo itty bitty civil war hats are super cute on Joshua’s birthday cake!

Rocket Ship Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel Hill5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast Off!

Outer Space Birthday Cake Sugarland Raleigh Chapel HillThe solar system looks tastier than ever before on this cake- must be because it’s part of the Milky Way!

‘Tis the Season of Eggnog Martini

Happy Tuesday Boozeday! Let’s put a spin on a traditional holiday favorite- add gelato and alcohol! Our frozen Eggnog Martini is just the right drink for this holiday season! Whether you’re celebrating with friends and family or trying to take a break from the holiday madness, you need the Noggitini. If you’re feeling adventurous, take home a quart of gelato and then check out the recipe below to make this delicious martini at home! If not, just come on by the Chapel Hill store and we’ll whip one up for you!

Sugarland Eggnog Martini

Eggnog Martini (Noggitini)

Eggnog Gelato
1 oz of Mystic Bourbon
1 oz of Half & Half
Nutmeg

Blend it up, kick back, and enjoy a tasty and festive holiday drink!

 

 

 

 

A Purrrfect Angel Tree

The Cameron Village Angel Tree is so popular year after year, that we are bringing one to Chapel Hill too!  But this tree comes with a twist: all the gifts on our Angel Tree in Chapel Hill will be benefitting the sweet cats over at the Carolina Tiger Rescue! There are tons of tags to choose from with all kinds of gifts.  From treats for our furry friends to tools and office needs for the staff who care for them.  And since it’s Christmas, we’ve got a present for you too!  When you bring back your unwrapped gift and the tag it belongs to, we’ll give you a sweet treat to say “thanks!”

Carolina Tiger Rescue Angle Tree at SugarlandHelping out is easy! Just come pick a tag from our tree with an item on it that CTR needs. While you’re out shopping for your loved ones, pick up your gift for the tigers as well! Bring the tag and gift back to Sugarland, and we’ll have a sweet reward for you. The tags with red ribbons will get you a 4-pack of cupcakes to take home and the other colors are all good for a sugar dough! We know it may seem backwards to offer a reward for a donation, but it’s cupcakes! And more cupcakes is more happy.

Doing something little like this can help out the tigers in a big way! And with free cupcakes as a thank you, it’s the purrrfect way to give back this holiday season!

The Angel Tree is Back!

Angel Tree at SugarlandCan’t get enough holiday shopping? Pick up an extra present for a sweet boy or girl on our Angel Tree!

You, our Sugar Fans, blow us away every year with your generosity and we’re proud to say that we have managed to collect gifts for every child for the past two years!  Help us carry on the tradition and come pick out a tag, or several, and bring a little Christmas joy to a few more families this year!

Here’s how it works: Come in to Sugarland in Cameron Village and choose a tag on the angel tree. The tag will have one child’s information and what they want this year for Christmas. Then go out and get your gift! Bring it back to Sugarland by December 18th, unwrapped and with the receipt. We’ll check your tag back in, and reward you for your good deed with a four pack of cupcakes on us!

We know there’s no reward quite like knowing you’ve made a difference in a child’s life. But we also think you deserve some cupcakes! So why not get the best of both worlds? Give a child the gift of a happy holiday, and enjoy some tasty treats while you’re at it!

 

If you’re in the Chapel Hill area and looking to give a little this year, stay tuned!  We have the purr-fect opportunity planned for the Franklin St. store coming next week!