Studmuffin Desserts
New York, NY
Hand-Crafted Bite-Size Dessert Treats
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From Banker to Baker

Seth Raphaeli has always had a passion for desserts. While working on Wall Street as a banker for 15 years, Seth sought opportunities to invest in a food business or restaurant. His extensive due diligence and research revealed an unmet need in the market and Seth decided to launch Studmuffin Desserts in 2013. He has since been providing dessert lovers everywhere with all natural, low-calorie sweets that don’t compromise on big flavor.

About The Food

In first developing Studmuffin Desserts, Seth used his grandmother’s family recipes as foundations for his conceptions, tweaking flavors to enhance overall taste. He gave samples of his early creations to 30 of his closest NYC foodie friends and finance colleagues, a tough crowd and demographic for sure! When the majority response was, “More, please! Now!” Seth knew his products were ready for the world. All natural, always handmade, and low in calories (a serving of 11 “Sinners & Saints” has 150 calories), Studmuffin Desserts Signature Cookies, Bleecker Street Brittle and signature Space-Cakes are baked in Manhattan’s West Village with only the best locally sourced ingredients.

About the Baker

Seth picked up his first spatula during his high school years in his home state of Maryland. Cookies were his go-to snack after football practice but sometimes the Raphaeli pantry was out of stock. Seth decided to bake his own treats. Mom, who owned a gourmet catering company, and Dad, a chemical engineer, encouraged Seth’s new hobby and before long he graduated from simple cookies to elaborate cakes and other signature specialties. Throughout his 15 year investment banking career, Seth never let go of his passion for baking, and in 2013 he launched Studmuffin Desserts.

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Studmuffin Desserts via FedEx Ground service within 3 days for StudBuckets & 2 Days for Space-Cakes, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 3-day ground reach for StudBuckets & 2 days for Space-Cakes, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 19.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, most packages from Studmuffin Desserts require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Priority Overnight service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available (+ $20). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 6:00 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for Studmuffin Studbuckets is 3 days & Space-Cakes is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Studmuffin Desserts:

Ground Shipping (1-3 Days StudBuckets & 1-2 Days Space-Cakes) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 3 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 3 days for StudBuckets & 2 Days for Space-Cakes via FedEx Ground service, the customer will be presented with $19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via FedEx 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $29.95.

Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for Priority Overnight Air is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - If your shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, Saturday delivery is available for the same low flat-rate of $9.95, and deliveries are made between 9 AM and 8 PM. If your address is not within 2-Day ground reach, Saturday delivery is available via FedEx 2-Day for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $39.95). Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All treats from Studmuffin Desserts are professionally packed and shipped to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 3 days for StudBuckets & 2 days for Space-Cakes.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means FedEx will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Care and Storage

Shelf life on the Stud Buckets is 4 months when stored in a cool, dry place. When refrigerated, items can last up to 6-9 months. Space-Cakes should be stored in the freezer (away from meat, fish, etc. to avoid taste contamination) for up to 9 months and allow to come to room temperature for best enjoyment.