Seattle's Cupcake Royale to expand in late July

On top of their recent flavor improvement, here are some details about the new location of Seattle bakery Cupcake Royale, courtesy of CHS Capitol Hill Seattle Blog:

With a bakery nearly three times the size of Cupcake Royale’s current World Headquarters in Ballard, the company’s baking capacity will get a much-needed boost. This is Hall’s first design-build bakery endeavor, and she’s enlisted a dream team of artisans and architects. The new location is designed by Domestic Architecture, led by Roy McMakin (artist and longtime neighbor/customer of Cupcake Royale in Madrona), and artisans handling the build-out include Dovetail Construction (which recently completed Molly Moon’s and Oddfellows), Sterling Voss, Big Leaf Manufacturing, and glass artist Greg Lundgren (owner of Hideout, and Stranger Genius award winner for Vital 5). The space is housed within the first commercial building by internationally acclaimed architect Tom Kundig.

The conceptually designed cupcake café will feature a semi-private party area, a community table for gatherings, and a bakery peep show with a picture window exposing back-of-the-house operations to the cupcake-obsessed customers. Cupcakes baked daily at Capitol Hill will find homes in the pastry cases of the Madrona and West Seattle cafés, along with neighborhood grocery partners such as Metropolitan Market. The Ballard bakery will continue to bake cupcakes to serve its own café.

Salted caramel cupcake from Cupcake Royale; photo by Flickr user d0ug&r0byn