MamaMiasCupcakes

Where the Muffins Come to Play Dress Up

Somerset, New Jersey · 11749 Sales

MamaMiasCupcakes

Where the Muffins Come to Play Dress Up

Somerset, New Jersey 11749 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   I am currently booked for all custom orders until after 7/4 - This means if you need your by 7/4 we are booked - Sorry. For all fondant or custom orders with less than 10 BUSINESS days until you need the item incur a surcharge. If you do need something quick we will try to accommodate you during this time. Please contact us before ordering if there is less than 10 business days till you need the order. Hi! I have been a long time Etsy fan and buyer and in March of 2013 opened my store at the request of friends and family to share my cupcake toppers. Now we are working hard to be your one stop place for all your cupcake and cake decorating needs, as well as party items. Happy Partying!!

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2018

I am currently booked for all custom orders until after 7/4 - This means if you need your by 7/4 we are booked - Sorry. For all fondant or custom orders with less than 10 BUSINESS days until you need the item incur a surcharge. If you do need something quick we will try to accommodate you during this time. Please contact us before ordering if there is less than 10 business days till you need the order. Hi! I have been a long time Etsy fan and buyer and in March of 2013 opened my store at the request of friends and family to share my cupcake toppers. Now we are working hard to be your one stop place for all your cupcake and cake decorating needs, as well as party items. Happy Partying!!

Efthemia Hinman

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I actually used our bright gold sanding sugar to make these elegant cake pops. Along with some black. The black will be in the shop soon.
Graduation toppers for a special graduation done in school colors.
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About

For the Love of Parties and Cake of Course!

Hi, my name is Efthemia Hinman, Mia for short. I have two wonderful daughters that are turning into wonderful young women. I have always enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining. I grew up in a Greek family where every holiday was a big celebration and weddings, baptisms and name days were huge. I think I got my love of party planning and crafting from all the wonderful family gatherings my mother put together as I was growing up.

When my own girls came along it was no different, they had birthday parties that were over the top. It was the only day we spoiled them to no end. Each time we had one of the events parents would tell me I should do this full time and where did I get the time. How did I find all the items to pull it off and still be standing? Plus, I made cakes that were compared to those you would find on any Food Network Show. It was very difficult when I was working full time, but it was for them so I went all out. I kept thinking it would be nice if there was one place I could go and get all the items I wanted and needed to pull off these wonderful parties versus running around and searching the internet.

In 2010 I lost my full time job as an Engineer due to a merger and was faced with what to do. I went back to work part time But I kept thinking about all those comments – you should do this full time – you love kids – you bake and cook like a professional chef and your parties are out of this world. Plus my own idea of if there was one place to get everything. So slowly I began to collect inventory and ideas and in March of 2013 Mama Mia’s Cupcake Emporium was born. Mama Mia’s Cupcakes here on Etsy as they don’t like long names, but I do – how could I not with a name like Efthemia (which by the way means Happiness in Greek).

I picked the name as that is what all my daughter’s friends call me, and now even though my eldest is in college even her college roommates call me Mama Mia (most likely because I bring food).

At Mama Mia’s Cupcake Emporium we strive to bring you the best products for you to throw your party at the most reasonable prices. We don’t have a giant warehouse, but keep in stock all items we list so they can go out the day you order or the next day. After all this is my full time job. I love to plan parties and help with ideas so convo me I will be very happy to help in anyway I can.

Our cupcake toppers come out of my love of cake decorating which I cannot do from my home in the state of NJ. I do have a Pinterest page that shows the cakes I do for family and friends along with our cupcake toppers - http://www.pinterest.com/efthemiah/

I have set up the area of my house were my mother-in-law lived (separate apartment in the house) so that all food items are handled on Stainless Steel counters so they can be easily cleaned and disinfected every day. I hold a food handlers license and have worked around food items my entire life. Yes like most Greeks my father had a dinner where I worked from the time I was 12.

I make Baklava that has gotten me marriage proposals in the middle of meetings and I am a perfectionist. I learned from my father that if you wouldn't eat or be wowed by the way it looks it doesn't leave your hands until it does – even if that means you have to start over!! I feel that way about all of our products we search for items that are good quality at a great price. Yes some are made in the US and some in China, Greece, Mexico, etc. Our goal is bring you unique products, at a great price.

We are also environmentally conscience and use Bio-degradable bubble wrap and packaging when we can.

We are here to help you plan your next party or event just ask us! We love our customers and take each one very seriously no matter how small or large the purchase. We want your event to be amazing and your little ones to remember them forever.

I also have BouncingBallYarns on Etsy though it has no stock yet.

Follow us on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/efthemiah/
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mama-Mias-Cupcake-Emporium/139552032791095

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Shop members

  • Efthemia Hinman

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    My name is Efthemia (Mia) Hinman and I love to bake, craft and throw parties. Opened my store in 2013 to bring to people a one stop place for your all party needs. We have been working since to get stock and design cupcake toppers. Stop on by!

  • Mark Hinman

    Co-Owner

    Mark Hinman is the other half of Mama Mia's Cupcakes. He is the all around get things done and sounding board. He is very patient and helps all the tasks, except design that need to be done to make Mama Mia's Cupcakes run smoothly.

  • Gabby Hinman

    Shipper, Marketer, Assistant

    Gabby Hinman is my youngest daughter who often helps with all the packaging and tells me mom teenagers won't like that. She loves to draw Anime and paint. She is very talented. One day we may see her on here - when she is old enough.

  • Anna Maria Hinman

    Assistant, Designer, Shipper

    Anna Maria, is my eldest daughter and she helps with all things that need to be done. She is a great baker and sugar artist in her own right. She is also always there to pitch in when needed.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2017
Welcome to my store. This is my full time job - we are here to help make your events spectacular! We sell everything you need to make your cupcakes and confections stand out. We also sell items to make your parties extra special. We do edible and non-edible cupcake toppers, decorated sugar cookies, chocolate favors, personalize favor boxes and one of a kind party items. We love doing custom orders and creations!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING AND ALL POLICIES BEFORE PURCHASING. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK THEM! WE DO NOT TAKE RETURNS!

Please read the entire listing and ask any questions before purchasing. We are here to answer your questions and make sure the item you receive is what you are looking for and expecting. We try to ship all items except Fondant Items, Personalized Favor Items, and some cupcake wrappers within the day they are ordered.

----SORRY, we do have a fee for canceled orders. This is due to the fact we start processing your order as soon as it is placed, and we do not get all of our fees back. The Cancellation fee schedule is as follows:

-- Canceled orders totaling $1.00 to 30.00 will be charged a $2.00 cancellation fee
-- Canceled orders totaling more than $30.00 will be charged 25 percent of the order total for the cancellation fee.

NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER 24 HOURS.

IF FOR SOME REASON WE HAVE TO CANCEL AN ORDER THERE WILL BE NO FEE.

We also do not issue refunds or do returns as our items are all food related and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not allow it. Would you really like to get cupcake liners or straws, etc. that someone else has had and handled!

If we make a mistake we definitely issue a refund. We will not issue a refund if you do not get your item in time and you did not give us your event date or shipped via First Class mail and we met our processing times. We will also not refund shipping charges. In order to get a refund you must submit a picture of all of the damaged items. We ship extra items with all edible cupcake topper orders so that if the US mail is unkind to the package you will still have enough for your party. The amount extra we include is at our discretion.

NOTE: WE ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE ETSY ORDER SLIP. YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS ON THE ORDER IS CORRECT.

We are not responsible for delayed items due to the Post Office or an address that can not be verified by the Etsy shipping system.
Payment
We accept all credit cards and PayPal. We do not start work on any custom orders until full payment is received.

As a reminder we do not take returns and please read our cancellation policy above.
Shipping
We ship Six Days per Week except for Federal Holidays. We make a trip to the post office every day at around 3:00 pm. All orders placed after 11:00 am will be processed and packaged when received, but WILL NOT be shipped out until the next day. If you need it shipped sooner please contact us we will definitely try to accommodate you.

NOTE: WE ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE ETSY ORDER SLIP. YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS ON THE ORDER IS CORRECT.

We use First Class as our primary way of shipping with an upgrade to priority shipping available now for our cupcake papers, straws and wrappers. We also do First Class shipping with our sprinkles.

We do Priority Mail only for Fondant Items, Plastic Mason Jars, Bulk Candy, and any order that weighs more than 16 ounces (this is required by the USPS).

To upgrade your order from First Class mail to Priority Mail you will be given to option at checkout. You will see Shipping Options on the right hand side you can use the drop down menu to select Priority Mail if you need to receive your items faster.

NOTE SHIPPING TIME ESTIMATES:
--First Class Mail - 4 to 5 days ( most of our items ship this way but can be upgraded at checkout)
-- Priority Mail - 2 to 4 days (all bulk candy, Fondant and Mason Jars, etc. are shipped this way. We do not ship our mason jars via Parcel Select as it can take 4 to 10 days. If you would like this shipping method please let me know.)
-- Tracking is provided for all orders. You can track your packages from your your orders and reviews page.

We package our items so that you receive them in one piece despite the US mail service. This is a little more expensive, but you get your item in one piece and on time.

SHIPPING COSTS INCLUDE THE FEES TO THE POST OFFICE, ETSY'S FEES ON SHIPPING AND ALL PACKAGING MATERIALS. We prefer not to tack these costs onto the cost of the product as it gives more Transparency.

WE ALSO DO REFUND ANY SHIPPING OVERAGES MORE THAN $2.00.

NOTE: We are not responsible if your item takes longer to get to you than you expect unless you have requested and paid for Express Mail. First Class mail does not have a delivery time that is guaranteed and the first day an item is at the post office is not counted in their delivery time estimates. Priority Mail is also not guarenteed by the USPS.

We typically beat our own processing times and ship either the day you order or the next day, but remember the Post Office is not open on Sundays and is only open for 1/2 day on Saturdays. Saturday and Sundays are not considered business days!

WE DO, DO LOCAL PICK UPS AT OUR LOCAL STARBUCKS AND THERE IS A $5 DOLLAR CHARGE FOR THIS TO COVER OUR TIME AND THE COST OF GAS. I DO NOT MEET PEOPLE AT MY HOUSE FOR SAFETY REASONS.
Additional policies and FAQs
NOTE: WE ONLY SHIP TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE ETSY ORDER SLIP. YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS ON THE ORDER IS CORRECT.

YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR EVENT DATE AND ANY OF THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR US TO COMPLETE THE ORDER AT TIME OF CHECK OUT. If you do not we reserve the right to cancel your order.

More information

Last updated on Oct 1, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Shipping of Fondant Items

All fondant items ship via Priority Mail due to weight. This is expensive, but there is no choice. Also, it takes $6.00 in shipping materials for each dozen of toppers in order to ensure they get to you undamaged. The rest of the shipping fee covers, Etsy's fees on shipping and Postage.

Shipping of Multiple Items

We do combine shipping for multiple items, but under the Etsy system it may not be calculated correctly. So we refund shipping overages over $2.00 and eat any charges not covered by what you were charged.

Keep in mind shipping includes the cost of postage and all shipping supplies.