Cupcakes are hands down one of my favorite dessert, so needless to say I am excited for today’s guest — Adrianna Robles, the owner of Good Morning Cupcake. You might have remember my mention of Good Morning Cupcake, as it was featured in my list of great dessert places to check out in New Haven. Now, we get to learn more about Adrianna, her cupcakes, and so much more.
Tell me a bit about yourself. How did you get started baking?
I began decorating cupcakes in high school in an attempt to attract more students to buy things. When I was 18, I had a dream that I walked up to a bake shop that had a logo of a sun holding a cupcake on the door and lots of sprinkles on the building. I knew in that moment this was my destiny. Now, I’m 29 years old and living out my dream. I graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in baking and pastry arts (summa cum laude). I’m engaged to my Fiance, Darren, and will be getting married next August in Vermont. I snow board in the winter. I have a rescue mutt named Penny. How long has Good Morning Cupcake been open? I opened my doors on May 30th, 2020.
I truly believe mini is more! We are currently in a foodie era where there is so many options but you can only eat so much. With minis, you can try a bunch of flavors and not feel like you’re in food coma. Minis are the perfect size for children’s hands. Less mess which means a more enjoyable experience. It’s also for people who are too full after dinner for dessert. There is much of an excuse when they are mini ha!In addition to cupcakes, what else do you sell? I also sell mini cookies, doughnuts, pies and other confections. I’m a classically trained pastry chef so I can pretty much make just about anything.
What is your inspiration for the flavor combos?
I find inspiration in so many things! I find it from nostalgia, personal experiences, the seasons and holidays, and what I just happened to find in the food stores.
Do you ship cupcakes?
I don’t ship cupcakes because I’m not sure how I could make the taste and appearance last through the mail, but I do ship cookies.
What was it like being on the Girl Scout Cookie Championship?
It was such an amazing experience. I got to meet some really awesome chefs. It was very stressful but I just tried to stay focused on the task at hand and not look at the clock.
What creations did you create while being on the show?
For the first round, I was tasked with creating a sweet and salty snack that incorporated a Girl Scout cookie and a mystery ingredient. I received potato chips and choose the Trefoil cookie. I created a apple cider doughnut that had a caramel glaze, rolled in trefoil crumbs and topped with a potato chip and cookie streusel topping. I won first place for that round. Second round we had to make a cake that incorporated GS cookies and had to be topped with a 3D American Landmark. I choose the lemon up cookies and the golden gate bridge. I didn’t win in the end but it was all worth it getting enough notoriety to open my own brick and mortar.
Have any of the creations made it to the bakery’s menu?
The cake was on the June menu and the cupcake was on the July menu.
What is your favorite flavor of cupcakes to eat?
I’m really boring so my go to is the vanilla party cupcake (vanilla cake with fudge frosting and sprinkles). My favorite this month is the creamsicle cupcake (citrus cake, orange marmalade and whipped cream).
In the past, you’ve done several themed days such as Harry Potter. Will you be continuing that?
Heck to the YEAH! Harry Potter was so kick butt. My staff and I had such a blast as well as the customers. Our next theme day is September 26th. Follow my social media to see what it will be!
What do you love most about Good Morning Cupcake?
What I love the most about my business is being able to let me creativity flow with no restrictions.
Finally, what is some advice you have for those who want to open their own bakery?
If you want it enough, make it happen! Only the fearless can be great.
Looking to learn more about Good Morning Cupcake? Check her out on Instagram, and Facebook. You can also check out Good Morning Cupcake, located at 252 Melba Street in Milford, anytime between Thursday-Friday 10-4, and Saturday 9-4.