Cupcake Galleria’s Cake Shakes Are Coming To Plantation Late Summer 2017
Soon mall-goers at Westfield Broward will be able to take a quick shopping break and enjoy a famous Cake Shake.
That’s right – Davie-based Cupcake Galleria, known for its super Instagrammable milkshakes topped with cupcakes, is expanding its operation with a food court location at the Plantation shopping center later this year.
Cupcake Galleria sells cupcakes, cake pops, custom cakes and, of course, Cake Shakes, made with all-natural ingredients in unique flavors such as birthday cake, red velvet s’mores, pink lemonade and orange creamsicle.
“What really got people’s attention with us is our Cake Shakes. South Florida is known for being hot, so you want a milkshake,” co-owner Charli Flanders said.
A former police officer, Flanders and her husband Dwayne opened The Cupcake Galleria in 2015 after she first found success baking cupcakes in her home kitchen and sending them to school with her teenage daughter.
Coming up on its second year of business in August, the boutique cupcakery is expected to debut its second location later this summer or early fall. The Davie store also recently reopened after closing temporarily for renovations.
“We have a lot going on in a short amount of time,” Flanders said.
Knowing the store will be opening amidst national brands like Jimmy John’s, Chick-Fil-A, Cinnabon and Hagen Dazs, Cupcake Galleria had to step up its game in developing the new location, Flanders added. The storefront will be about the same size as the original, but Cupcake Galleria’s Plantation spot will introduce vegan and gluten-free options, as well as dairy-free Cake Shakes made with coconut milk-based ice cream.
“There are a couple of other sweets spots in there, and in order to stand out … we want to be able to offer some healthy options as well,” she said.
Flanders, who’s always dreamed of having a shop in such a high-foot-traffic destination, said she feels it’s particularly unique to be able to operate a small local business in a food court that typically only features large corporate brands. And she knows she’ll have to cater to the typical mall goers’ habits.
“People don’t want to spend a lot of time because they’re shopping, so we want to make it very convenient,” she said.
Can’t wait for the Plantation opening? Cupcake Galleria’s products are also available on UberEats and at The Alchemist coffee shop in Wilton Manors.
Photos courtesy of Cupcake Galleria