James and the Giant Cupcake

JUNE 2016 | DINING

www.jamesandthegiantcupcake.com
We offer gourmet cupcakes (minis, full size, and giant), baby cakes, and cakes for walk-in or custom order. We change our flavors every day and offer at least 2 gluten free/vegan options daily. We are Oakland’s Favorite Cupcakes!

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
Eurydice Manning, the founder of JATGC, wanted to open a small business in her native Oakland, for many years. After a trip to NYC and an (accidental) visit to Magnolia Cupcakes, she realized she could combine her love of baking with her desire to live and work in Oakland to create a company that everyone can be passionate about!

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Moist, delicious cupcakes you can count on with excellent customer service and some home-town love.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The community! We love that we live and work in this amazingly diverse city. We want to create little moments of happiness for our friends and neighbors, in the form of a sweet, moist, delicious cupcake!

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Oakstop, Oaklandish, Impact Hub, Champion Sound Records, Modern Coffee, Stags Lunchette, Proyecto Diaz Coffee, Rock the Bike, Creative Growth, … there are just so many to choose from!

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
Diversity

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