Was it a coincidence that I randomly happened to stop into Fairy Cakes Cupcakery on National Cupcake Day? I don’t think so. After passing by a number of times, and making a mental note to explore the business further, fate finally brought the three of us together. By the three of us I mean myself and co-owners Kelly Audette and Mo Torpey. Mo’s family recently purchased a building on Parkside Avenue, a few doors down from S7 Cafe, and a crew has been busy getting it ready for the girls’ business venture. Now I’m no cupcake expert, but judging by what I have seen at Fairy Cakes, and after talking with the girls for a length of time, I’m convinced that there’s a lot more to this industry that I ever imagined.
First of all, I must start by saying that the space that Fairy Cakes occupies is remarkable… for a cupcakery that is. There’s a lounge with fireplace, a cafe, a cupcake bar and a lounge area. All for the love if cupcakes. Speaking of cupcakes, we’re talking about a world of sugary sweets that is layers upon layers deep. From what I gather, cupcakes come in three basic sizes: mini, regular and jumbo. There are cupcakes for all occasions – you name it and there’s a flavor and design that you can order to celebrate.
Then there are the parties. From birthday parties to wedding showers, Fairy Cakes will accommodate you and your loved ones. Reserve the room and let your kids and their friends decorate their own cupcakes. Or take advantage of the custom Ship a Cupcake Kit – you can send anyone in the USA a cupcake and let them add their own finishing flair to the edible delight. There’s a cupcake for everyone, wherever they may be.
Although Fairy Cakes specializes in cupcakes, they also have a few other offerings depending on the season. This past October they sold caramel dipped apples. Then, in November they bakes Cup Pies, which are basically mini pies. For the holidays there are cupcake snowmen and Christmas cookies. If you’re lucky you might even stop in in time to try an almond layer bar. This sunday the girls are hosting a cookie decorating party that is open to the public. To learn more about any of the events, or to create your own unique event, you will want to follow Fairy Cakes on Facebook.
It’s nice to see another creative business open on Parkside. Along with S7 Cafe, this stretch of commercial spaces is finally gaining some much needed momentum. Now it’s up to us to support the ventures that have invested in the neighborhood. Hopefully, close proximity to The Zoo will also help to attract customers, but it is the residents who live close-by who will ultimately be the bread and butter for these start-ups.
For your convenience, I’m adding the menu below – there are 30 flavors of loose leaf teas available, along with a whole lot of yuletide cheer.
289 Parkside Avenue