The newest cupcake shop in town isn’t a new shop after all, but rather, a new — second — location. Firefly Cupcakes will open in the former Zillycakes location at 1008 Elmwood Ave., in the Elmwood Village after success at its East Aurora location, which opened in 2010. The shop’s grand opening event will take place on May 15, at 2:00 p.m.
Wendy Egloff, owner of Firefly Cupcakes has been remodeling the space into a sit-down cupcake shop and bakery, with in-house dining areas. The bakery currently makes seven standard flavors — vanilla bean, chocolate explosion, red velvet, the PBC, ‘Nilla birthday, chaulkit birthday and the PUNTcake — and nearly 10 other flavors based on the week.
Here’s a sampling of the rest of the flavors they have made on a rotating basis at their East Aurora location: Peanut Butter Bender, Trevoreo, Whoopie Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Pucker Up!, Lucky 7, Apple Pie a la Noey, The Bugs B, Peppermint Case, EA Pride (Blue Velvet), Sea Salted Caramel, Dulce de Leche, Tres Leches, Churro, Margarita, Mojito, Strawberry Daquiri, Creamsicle, Root Beer Float, Pink Lemonade, Pumpkin Distraction, Key Lime Pie, I Do Love Lemon, Lemon Blueberry, Banana Bread, Lemon Poppyseed ,Cannoli, Gingerbread, Banana Cream Pie, Topless G, Mocha Mel, Blood Orange, Cookie Dough Extreme, Worms & Dirt, Tropical Pineapple, Golden Peach, Just Peachy, Vazberry, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cherry Chrissy, Campy Cake, Zulanque (Chocolate Champagne), Prosecco, Grande Poire Salut, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, PB & J, Ebony & Ivory, Coasted Toconut, Orange Cranberry, The Doug Eggnog, The Fremmy, The Sophia, Vanilla Peanut Butter Chip, Pink Lemonade, Chocolate Bacon, Black Forest, Blue Moon, Loco Lime and Chocolate Covered Coconut.
Breakfast cupcakes include: Maple Bacon Pancake, Blueberry Pancake, Banana Lime Coconut, Baked Caramel Apple, French Toast and Cinnalicious.
Cupcakes are $28 per dozen at the East Aurora location. The bakery offers vegan, gluten free and vegan gluten free cupcakes as well. They do not bake with tree nuts, but they use peanut butter in their peanut butter cupcakes. In addition, Firefly serves Stumptown Roasters Coffee and Organic Zhi Teas.
When I first dined at Firefly in East Aurora, I enjoyed a chocolate cupcake with toasted coconut and another with peanut butter. Both were yummy, but it has been almost a year since I was last there, so I look forward to trying more of their cupcakes. I’m most excited to try the churro and prosecco flavors, and the breakfast cupcakes are rather intriguing too! I expect that Firefly will carry its playful names and flavors and fun atmosphere over to Elmwood.
Happily, Zilly Rosen, proprietor of the former Zillycakes and cake artist extraordinaire, will be a cake artist in residence at Firefly. While I was terribly sad to see Zillycakes close, it is wonderful to know she will still be sharing her amazing talent this way.
I’m thrilled to welcome Firefly Cupcakes to the city! Best wishes to Wendy and the Firefly team!