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Above and Beyond Cupcakes & Cafe

Welland, Ontario View map

About

Above and Beyond Cupcakes & Cafe specializes in vintage-inspired recipes. The staff hopes to create a dessert that evokes memories of your grandmother's baking. In addition, the staff enjoys using fresh, local ingredients as much as possible. The ladies are licensed by the health department and based in Welland, Ontario. They are ready to create something really special for your big day!

Experience

In 2008, Ryan Hegedus started creating delicious, yet beautiful, edible pieces for family and friends. In 2011, she joined forces with one of her lifelong friends, Stacey Clare. Ryan has experience in Business Management and Marketing through Niagara College Canada. Stacey has Culinary Training and a Red Seal in Chef Training. Together, the two were unstoppable. The duo perfected their recipes for more two years before opening on May 26th, 2012. The small business grew within six months, selling to cafes and restaurants.

Products offered

Gourmet cupcakes, cakes, and pastries are offered through the bakery. More than 100 flavours are offered. Other desserts can also be made. This includes cookies, dessert buffets, fruits, and groom's cakes.

Other services

Gluten free, lactose free, and vegan options are available for those with dietary needs. Dairy free, sugar free, and egg free options are also offered. The bakers use as much local ingredients as possible, including farm eggs, locally churned butter (organic), and local produce. The team maintains a facility that is chemical free, artificial flavour free, preservative free, peanut free, tree nut free bakery.

Highlights

Desserts

Cake pops, cakes, cookies, croquembouche, cupcakes, dessert buffet, fruit, groom's cake, pastries

Cake Services

Consultations, custom cake design, delivery, setup, tastings - private

Dietary Needs

Diabetic, gluten free, nut free, vegan

Buttercream Cakes (per slice)

$4

Cupcakes (per cupcake)

$3

More information

What cake items do you provide?

Cake stands

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh fruit
Local

Are you licensed by the health department?

Yes

What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?

$4

Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Top tier of the cake

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Tasting - private
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    Stephanie B. Married on 03/10/2015
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    Above and Beyond did the cupcakes and cake for my wedding this past weekend. They were absolutely delicious!! The setup was stunning and all of guests loved them!! I have a lot of food allergies and they were able to accommodate me. It was such a treat to have desserts that I can eat!
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    Claudia W. Married on 18/07/2015
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    We ordered 150 cupcakes and 2 dozen (24) allergen-aware cupcakes from this bakery, in addition to a small 6-inch cutting cake for our wedding in Niagara Falls in July.
    The cupcakes were delicious and so was the cake. We were very happy with the flavor.

    However, I would not recommend this bakery. We did not receive our 2-dozen allergen-aware cupcakes. Our waitstaff counted our cupcakes and counted about 100-120. It was also incredibly difficult to place our flavor order with them in the weeks leading up to the bakery. We repeatedly emailed and phoned them and rarely received responses. We were not able to finalize our flavors until four days prior to our wedding.

    When I phoned to inquire as to the missing allergen-aware cupcakes and queried the number of delivered cupcakes, the owner/manager was incredibly rude. She complained to me at length about how much trouble we had given her because we had not returned the stand in time. She also complained at length that our wedding event manager had not returned her phone calls. She then proceeded to complain about how on the day of our wedding she had 6 other deliveries to get to and that she could not find any staff to give the allergen aware cupcakes to at the wedding venue, on the morning of our wedding. She finally said she had given the 2-dozen cupcakes to “a guy” at the venue who “worked there”, but could not provide his name.

    No staff at our event venue had signed for the delivery of the cupcakes and no one had seen them set up the cupcakes/cake.
    This was the only vendor we had trouble with during an otherwise lovely wedding and I would not recommend their services until they are able to implement better customer service and better business practices related to delivery of their otherwise fine product. If you’re okay with lackluster (and very little) response, hearing lots of complaints about the work of running a small business, and zero customer service, then feel free to order your event cupcakes here.
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    Tabitha G. Married on 24/05/2014
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    Above and beyond cupcakes was a simple choice for me, their products are absolutely delicious. They are also a nut free bakery which was extremely important as many of my guests had allergies. Our wedding cake was exactly what i had asked for and it was beautiful.
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    Jennifer K. Married on 19/05/2013
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    Ryan & Stacey from Above and Beyond Cupcakes make amazing desserts! Our guests loved our sweets table at our wedding reception, full of cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and of course our beautiful wedding cake. They really brought my vision to life on this cake, it turned out so pretty, I almost didn't want to cut it up! ..but then I did because the inside was just as awesome, with an ombre layer colour effect, it was great! The girls helped set up the sweets table and I could not have done it better myself. Thank you Ryan and Stacey!
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    Above and Beyond Cupcakes made a cake and 100 cupcakes for our wedding. The food was wonderful and the price was very reasonable. However, cake was to be delivered between 11 and 3, and came at 3:15. Overall, wonderful service, would highly recommend the bakery :)

    Above and Beyond Cupcakes & Cafe's reply:

    Hey Mikayla,

    Thank you for your review. I do want to mention in regards to delivery times. I always suggest typical delivery time is between 11-3 but we sometimes do get behind based on other wedding venue setups and are always there before any guests arrive to the hall. When you called me to see if the cake/cupcakes were delivered I actually was almost done setting up and was there before 3, no one was even around at the hall when I arrived, even kitchen staff. Just wanted to let you know we were actually on time. Thank you,

    Ryan
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    Great shop with amazing and helpful staff.

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