We took a mini stay-cation to Siesta Key, FL and I naturally had to find the local cupcake spots! We stopped by Turtle Beach on our way home which is a great beach for shell hunting. We were fortunate enough to find a turtle’s nest! The babies had hatched the night before and made their way to the sea. The kids loved that they were able to see their tiny tracks! The best part of all, a research specialist just so happened to be there taking notes! The kids asked a ton of questions and she answered every one of them.
After the amazing visit to Turtle Beach, we went over to a cupcake shop I had already researched. This shop was a great follow up to our stop at the beach.
The cupcakes were great and they are just a small part of what made me such a huge fan of this shop.
One of the things that gained my attention to this particular shop was that they donated 10% of all sales of their “Marine Life Cupcakes” to Mote Marine Oil Emergency Fund at Mote Marine Laboratory. Mote Marine is continuously doing work to help prevent further damage to sea life and local waters due to BP’s oil spill. Please click on the link provided to learn more about their work. The owners, Lorrie and Sherree, were great to talk to and their passion for marine life was obvious.
Unlike my kids who were able to pick out whatever marine animal they wanted on their cupcake, our friend Kaitlin is allergic to dairy. She was not able to eat their icing but Lorrie was extremely accommodating and figured out a solution. Doing so, it showed to us what big and kind hearts they have!
Lorrie went into the back and Dawn, their assistant, came out. She had the dolphins on a napkin and asked Kaitlin for her approval to be placed on the cupcake.
They were incredibly thoughtful! They had one happy camper and two impressed mothers!
While waiting for our cupcakes, we found this super cute cupcake hat!
At $18, they are reasonably priced for something that is homemade! Want one for your little cuppy cake? Give them a call at 941-952-1114. Remember to tell them you saw it here on The Big Fat Cupcake! The hat comes in a variety of sizes, from infants’ to kids’. The one modeled here is size 2-8.
Going to this cupcake spot will not only give you some sweet rewards, but it will also give you the rewards of helping out our local environment!
Thanks to Lorrie, Sherree, and Dawn! We truly enjoyed our visit!!