...like most good stories, “it all started in a bar”... Spending so much of our previous careers either working (or playing) in bars and restaurants, it only seemed natural to open a bakery with inspiration coming from that life... AKA "Cake Life". We have taken our love of all foods, all beverages, small business, and supporting our farmers, brewers, artisans, and other local fellow entrepreneurs into a sweet business of creating cupcakes and other treats that showcase just that.
Since our opening on New Years Eve in 2011, NoRA has gone from a small staff of restaurant renegades to an army of bakers, frosters, cake dealers, and cupcake hustlers with a rotating menu of creative and traditional cupcake flavors, beautiful custom cakes, vegan and gluten free friendly options, signature cookies, and other various treats rotating in and out of our store front at 700 Main Street in Middletown (the NoRA district). If you can't get to us there, you can follow us as we hit the streets and pop-up at local events in our Lil' NoRA Cupcake Truck in CT, MA, NY, and RI.
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24 Reviews for NoRA Cupcake Company
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Sam L. · Married on 10/19/2019
Can't wait to have this cake again in cupcake form every year!
At first my now husband and I weren't sure we were going to have a wedding cake: we had s'mores and an ice cream truck coming and didn't want to go overboard with dessert! Then we received a cake-cutting set from my mother for Christmas and we knew we had to include this tradition. My husband had worked in Middletown for a few years and we knew that NoRA cupcakes looked fun and tasted delicious. Their Instagram showed off some gorgeous cakes and we knew they were the right choice. Our hope was to cut the cake and bring it home for a brunch the next morning so we were looking for lighter flavors, potentially fruity where people wouldn't mind eating it for "breakfast." We looked through their cake menu one day and when we got to the bottom we found Strawberries n' Cream...done! It was super easy to place an order online with Heather for a two-tier cake, then pay in two installments in the store (and buy some cupcakes while we were there). The day of, I remember finishing our first dance and going over to the sweetheart table to get ready for dinner: the cake table was right next to us and we were blown away with how amazing it looked! When it came time to actually eat some, it tasted even better. It made it home and our families loved it at the brunch too. We are so excited to start a new tradition of getting a Strawberries n' Cream cupcake to celebrate every anniversary!Sent on 12/09/2019
Cailin · Married on 10/05/2018
We chose to have the mini cupcakes and they were amazing. We got to have 6 flavors and then we had a small cake on top for our cake cutting! Every cupcake was delicious and the setup they provided was fantastic too!Sent on 10/09/2018
Wendy · Married on 06/01/2018
We worked with both Kim and Heather while planning our wedding and it was such an amazing experience! I had known since before I even started dating my husband that I wanted NoRA to do the cupcakes for my wedding. They are super communicative and responsive, and gave us some helpful advice on narrowing down their many flavor options. My mother and one of the groomsmen are celiacs and they were great about working with us to ensure there was no cross contamination in baking, delivery, and set up. We decided to do mini cupcakes to allow guests to sample more options and also not leave half eaten cupcakes all around the room - along with a 6" cut cake for ourselves, which was so decadent and rich! We had a tasting meeting, and because NoRA is a full time bakery we of course have conducted our own taste testing throughout the years. Everyone loved the cupcakes and I would highly recommend booking them for a wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, etc. They provided delivery for an extra fee (considering the venue is an hour and a half from the bakery it was extremely reasonable) and setup and take down is all included, even the platforms and signs for the cupcake flavors. They are super professional and most important, delicious!Sent on 07/06/2018