Meet Star Robinson, the owner, and talent at Hello Cupcake in Northwood Village – The Best cake in West Palm Beach! Star learned to cook and bake at an early age alongside her grandmother’s knee. As a result, honing her craft since childhood, she is now most well known for her sweet potato cake and red velvet cake. Her custom cakes are legendary. A true born Floridian, her parents who were migrant workers moved to Florida by way of Georgia when they were teenagers. They settled out west in Pahokee and started their family.
To Star, HOME is defined by Good Food, Safety and Relaxation.
Thank you, Star, for the sweet cupcakes and your love for The Palm Beaches.
Q: What inspired you or led you to your current career?
A: “It started when I was really small. My grandmother was a wonderful cook and baker. My whole family loved to cook. Grandma’s sisters had a restaurant in West Palm, the Three Sister on Tamarind but it’s not there anymore. Cooking is basically in my DNA. I grew up in the kitchen watching her bake and cook, and it was my favorite place to be.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in The Palm Beaches, and what do you love there?
A: “Malakor Thai Café. I love Thai and I love sushi.”
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Palm Beaches?
A: “Just over 10 years.”
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in The Palm Beaches?
A: “The most interesting and most intriguing people is this mother-daughter duo. They’re so amazing. The daughter’s name is Tara Pressey and the mother’s name is Lou Ella Jordan. They’re walking Divas, honey, and I just love them. They are very good and loyal customers.”
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? And why?
A: “Thailand is my favorite place. I love that place, the food, the shopping, everything. I’ve been there many times.”
Q: What is your favorite movie OR what is the first movie you remember seeing in a theater?
A: “I love the cinema. My favorite movie that gets me every time has to be Pretty Woman. The first movie I remember seeing was The Wizard of Oz.”
Q: What advice would you give a crowd of people?
A: “Don’t ever give up on your dreams. Don’t let anyone deter you.”
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
A: “I’ve done so much and have seen so much. Probably, get into Television like writing scripts for a television show. or some drama. There’s one show I’ve been playing around with in my head. I haven’t put it on paper yet.”
Q: What is your favorite music/ 3 bands you would like to see (dead or alive)?
A: “My favorite music is 80’s rock-pop, I just love it. And there’s only one musician that I would give my right hand to see and that is Steve Perry of Journey.”
Q: What current/former local business makes you the most nostalgic about The Palm Beaches?
A: “None that I can think of now.”
Q: Choosing anyone alive and a non-relative with whom would you love to have lunch? Why and where would you have lunch?
A: “Oprah, of course. I would like to cook for her and let her taste my sweet potato cake.”
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about The Palm Beaches?
A: “You’re just steps away from the beach.”
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?
A: “Back in Northern California and writing my TV show.”
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
A: “I love writing.”
Q: What 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
A: “Good food, Safety, and Relaxation.”
Q: If you had a full-time staff member that was fully paid for, who would you choose? Chef, Housekeeper, Driver, Coach, Physical Fitness Trainer, or Nanny?
Q: If you were cast into a major motion picture and had your choice of anyone to be your co-star, who would you choose?
A: “There’s so many; Angela Bassett, Charlize Theron, and Viola Davis.”
Visit Hello Cupcake at 521 Northwood Road | West Palm Beach |Florida | (561) 805-5760
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