For husband and wife team Carissa Hughes and Bob cupcakes were just kind of a fun way to contribute to a church bake sale. The pint-sized treats soon became a permanent fixture in the church cafe, and before Carissa and Bob had their own shop, the cupcakes were creating buzz on blogs and online food magazines. Eventually, the couple decided to open their own bakery, Gourmet Cupcake & Bake Shop.
The process works much the same way it did in the bake sale days, only on a larger scale. Bob comes up with the recipes, and Carissa makes and sells the treats daily. They have over 60 flavors of gourmet cupcakes in their repertoire, not to mention a recipe book spilling over with the blueprints for cookies, brownies, pastries, cheesecakes, and pies. They whip up a selection of each kind of treat daily, including 20 to 25 flavors of fresh-baked cupcakes. They delight folks with a rotation selection of whimsically unique flavors, including Movie Time?a fudge cupcake topped with roasted peanuts and caramel popcorn stuck to chocolate frosting?and Kentucky Bourbon, a cup-sized portion of devil's food cake filled with bourbon cream. They also take special orders, providing customized decorations in bulk for kids' birthday parties or elaborate pranks to convince somebody they've become a giant.
Cuisine Type: Cupcake & Bake Shop
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1?5
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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