New look Cupcake Friday. – Urban Emporiums
A few little changes…
10th May 2011
Let’s talk coffee,
24th May 2011

We just thought we should probably introduce you to our new friends at Frost and Snow Bakery so you all know a little more about the people who make our wonderful cupcakes for our World, (okay Birmingham) Famous, Cupcake Fridays.

It began when Sarah Frost met the homeless team from Midland Heart based at The Snow Hill. Frost and Snow was born out of a joint ambition to set up a successful business making fantastic tasting and beautifully presented cupcakes whilst working with the Snow Hill team to create training and job opportunities for people who had been homeless and now want to get into employment.

The business is first and foremost about a consistently high quality and beautiful product that cake lovers everywhere would crave more of. The bonus is that every purchase contributes to creating opportunities  for previously homeless people to get back on their feet and profits will be used to support the homeless to regain their independence.

It’s that simple and we here at Urban Coffee are really happy to be part of this story. Working with a team of people who make amazing cupcakes and by doing so help sustain training and employment opportunities for homeless people and deliver profits back into homeless services in Birmingham. And boy are they good! With none of Frost and Snow’s cakes containing any preservatives or artificial flavourings they really have gone all out to bring us some really great flavours …

Vanilla Bean made with the finest Madagascan vanilla extract in the cake itself, and Madagascan vanilla pods in the frosting.

Double Chocolate made with fairtrade cocoa.

Red Velvet – how red velvet SHOULD taste! None of this vanilla cake with red colour. Red Velvets are flavoured slightly with cocoa, so you can just about detect the cocoa, but isn’t quite a chocolate cake. Topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting.

Lemon & Earl Grey – made with real tea leaves in both the cake and frosting. Using the zest of about half a lemon per batch, so much of the citrus taste comes from the tea itself.

Carrot & Orange – topped with a cream cheese frosting.

So tomorrow pop in to Church Street or Jewelry Quarter and join us for a Coffee and Cupcake for £3.50 (That’s what Cupcake Firday is all about) and, as you munch away, do it in the knowledge that you are making a positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

2 Comments

  1. laurakatri says:

    This sounds brilliant, I look forward to trying a Frost and Snow cake tomorrow!
    Is the business a Social Enterprise? If profits go back into providing opportunities to help homeless people into employment. It makes sense to say this if so :)
    Take care urbanistas, you’re doing a grand job. Laura

  2. tania_nexust says:

    Great news – and I love the sound of the Lemon & Earl Grey and Carrot & Orange (being less a fan of chocolatey things). Hope there’s some left when I pop in after work!