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Eurydice Manning started James and The Giant Cupcake in the summer of 2008. She had always dreamed of starting her own business and most importantly, putting the magic back into food. Never letting this dream die, a trip to NYC to visit her best friend sparked an interest. Everywhere she went she saw cupcake shops of all kinds- filled with grown-ups. There was a certain childlike excitement that she saw with people eating cupcakes that no other food had done. She wanted to bring that excitement back to the Bay Area, specifically Oakland, her hometown.
She went back to the Bay Area and set her dream in motion. The outcome: Bringing the finest, freshest ingredients from local farmer’s markets and using sustainable ingredients in her cupcakes. Eurydice thanks her grandmother for teaching her what a cake should taste like- ‘Moist!’ She hopes that you can taste that tradition in every bite.
Address: 341 17th St