Auckland’s North Shore has been iced over (edible of course) with the opening of artisan Petal Cupcakes shop.

It’s sister store in Newmarket has been selling the beautifully baked treats to nearby shoppers, office workers and residents since its opening in 2010, as well as fulfilling nationwide orders on their website.

“North Shore customers love our cupcakes, but delivery is a bit pricier from Newmarket, and it can take a while to get there – especially in peak traffic,” said owner Sally Gibson. “And that is not ideal when all you want to do is satisfy a sweet tooth.”

Gibson quickly identified Takapuna’s thriving hub as the ideal new location, with its mixture of residents and businesses. The talented team of bakers at Petal currently whip up over 1300 cupcakes a day for cupcake lovers and corporate companies.