Joy Cupcakes

The Joy Cupcakes store in Melbourne’s the Glen shopping centre was a cafe fit-out collaboration between Architects, Hecker Guthrie and Yarra Valley Commercial.

Because of its’ central and open position, the retail premise demanded a clever design, thoughtfully placed items and meticulous attention to detail.  The pressure was on to deliver a fit-out where café style facilities were required to fit in a display retail configuration.


When first presented with the brief, Yarra Valley Commercial project manager Andrew admits to feeling a little sceptical on the finished design (particularly the use of tiles).  However, the combination of mosaic, standard and subway tiles uniquely using the tiles reverse delivered a bright, clean and cheerful palette aligning beautifully to the Joy Cupcakes brand.

The locally sourced marble benchtops and American oak timber cabinets house a variety of storage options, as well as the combi oven and fridge system.  Deliverables from the Yarra Valley Commercial team included CAD drawings, full joinery and installation.

Photo Credit: Alex Coppel

Architect: Hecker Guthrie