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It is taking a first level space near The Coterie Theatre that was formerly occupied by Big Momma’s Bakery-Cafe.
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery specializes in gourmet cupcakes and cupcake ice cream. The shops offer 18 signature cupcake flavors daily, all made fresh from scratch. The Crown Center store also will feature 12 signature ice cream flavors daily.
The locally owned Smallcakes first opened in 2008 and currently has 98 locations in 19 states. Founder Jeff Martin has been featured on The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and other national shows.
“We have looked at Crown Center for years, but with Halls and Spin, it felt like the right time,” Martin said. “We are super excited. I’ve been there all week, and it seems like it is getting alive and kids are everywhere.”
In a statement, Greg Russell, Crown Center’s vice president of leasing, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Smallcakes to Crown Center. Their renowned success speaks for itself and we know the store will be a huge attraction for our customers.”
Big Momma’s Bakery-Cafe closed in January.
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Scottsdale, AZ (Restaurant News Release) There’s a new dessert concept coming to town – decadent, gourmet cupcakes and cupcake Ice Cream. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery, a popular national cupcake brand, will be opening a location at 9699 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ at Mountain View Plaza which is part of the McCormick Ranch subdivision.
Smallcakes was founded by Jeff Martin in Kansas City in 2008 and has grown to over 100 locations offering specialty cupcakes baked fresh daily and small batch Ice Cream. Martin and Smallcakes have received national recognition with his three appearances on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, a feature on the morning television show The View, catering cupcakes to star-studded events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, and being listed as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country by USA Today.
“We’re thrilled to have a Smallcakes opening in Scottsdale and have received a great response from the community since announcing we were coming to town,” says Martin. “We pride ourselves on delivering delicious cupcakes made from scratch every morning right from the kitchen of your neighborhood cupcakery.”
The cupcakery’s daily menu features 12 signature flavors – Birthday Cake, Caramel Crunch, Chocolate Cream, Chocoholic, Cookies N Crème, Hot Fudge Sundae, Lemon, Peanut Butter Cup, Pink Chocolate, Pink Vanilla, Red Velvet, and Vanilla-N-Chocolate – as well as a rotation of over 200 specialty flavors such as Maple Bacon, Fat Elvis, Cannoli, Strawberries N’ Crème, Tiramisu, Apple Stuffed French Toast, and Pumpkin. Smallcakes also offers Gluten Free options daily.
Smallcakes also offers cupcake ice cream. “We take our amazing cupcakes and incorporate them with our old fashion ice cream mix to create a rich, flavorful, and amazing tasting ice cream” Martin says. Ice Cream flavors include Red Velvet, 24 Karrot, Chocoholic, Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel.
“Summer is the perfect time to introduce Smallcakes to the area. We have a terrific seasonal menu including Pecan Pie, Strawberry Lemonade, Key Lime Pie, Cherry Limeade, and Beach Bum just to name a few cupcake flavors. We look forward to making your summer events a little sweeter with a Smallcakes cupcake and ice cream,” adds Martin.
The Scottsdale franchise is owned and operated by area locals Peter and Michelle Arena. Martin says, “I’m excited to have these great people on board, and their enthusiasm for bringing the best cupcakes and ice cream to their community is evident when you meet them.”
Smallcakes Scottsdale will be open 7 days a week. For more information visit Smallcakes online at Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery and on Facebook.
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Andrews McMeel Publishing’s new Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops and Sweet Treats has 30 signature recipes served at the chain’s more than 90 locations in 15 states and the United Arab Emirates. The book is being published May 5 and will retail for $14.99.
It also has a bit of Smallcakes history. Founder Jeff Martin saw cupcake-only shops in his travels to Los Angeles and New York. They were extremely busy even though he considered their cupcakes just average. He talked his wife into the idea of opening a Kansas City shop and they began testing recipes, finally perfecting 10 flavors like their Orange Creamsicle cupcakes and Cinnamon Maple Cupcakes, recipes that are included in the new book.
But five different landlords turned Martin down before one signed him to a month-to-month lease. His daughter, Lily, was nicknamed Smallcake so the couple took that as the name of the shop and the first Smallcake A Cupcakery opened in 2008. Martin has since franchised the concept and appeared on several national television shows.
One of his favorite recipes is the one for Caramel Pecan Carrot Cupcakes. His grandmother made it as a cake but he tweaked her recipe, adding pineapple and a little more cinnamon. Other flavors include Chocolate Malted Milk Ball, French Toast and Bacon, Jax’s Bubble Gum, and Infamous Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cardamom Buttercream.
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Smallcakes Cookbook Buttercream Dreams: Celebrating Childhood Novelties, Smallcakes Founder Jeff Martin to Release First Cookbook, Buttercream Dreams
Smallcakes Cookbook Buttercream Dreams: Smallcakes will release its first cookbook on May 5.
Six years after opening the first Smallcakes Cupcakery, Jeff Martin is ready to share Cupcakes, Ice Cream, and other childhood favorite recipes. The book will feature 30 recipes geared towards the everyday cupcake baker.
“I couldn’t be more excited about sharing my recipes with our Smallcakes fans,” says Jeff Martin, founder of Smallcakes: A Cupcakery. Some recipes will include Maple Bacon, Birthday Cupcake, Lily’s Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Cupcake in a Jar, and Moms Holiday Fudge.
With stunning food photography of cupcakes, ice cream, and Jeff’s kids, Lily and Jax, Buttercream Dreams reveals a glimpse into the inner workings of Smallcakes and a little history of each recipe. More than just a cookbook, Buttercream Dreams is a testament to Jeff Martins conviction that anything is possible in today’s world. Starting with just $3k dollars in 2008, Jeff’s desire to grow a cupcake bakery into a international company and household name was possible.
Martin launched Smallcakes A Cupcakery in 2008 and the company has since grown to over 90 locations offering specialty cupcakes baked fresh daily. Smallcakes launched Smallcakes Creamery in late 2014 offering cupcake ice cream and now have 15 co-brand locations opening in 2015. Martin and Smallcakes have received national acclaim with his three appearances on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, a feature on the morning television show The View, catering cupcakes to star-studded events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, and being listed as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country by USA Today.
The book can be pre ordered on Smallcakes website www.smallcakescupcakery.com and will be shipped May 1. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Maybe a cupcake will help? That’s the slogan of one of the nation’s most popular sweet spots, Smallcakes. Here are thirty of the best, fun, and easiest recipes for iced cupcakes, ice creams, and sweet treats from this fast growing company.
More than just a super cookbook, this is the story of how Jeff Martin created the wildly popular and fast-growing Smallcakes franchise. He shares his experiences on starting his business and coming up with some of his very first signature cupcake flavors like Cookies-n-Cream. He appeared on the Food Network’s reality show called Cupcake Wars and famously became the guy who forgot the pumpkin in a pumpkin cupcake challenge. That popular recipe for a Pumpkin Cupcake with Cardamon buttercream is among the recipes in this book. He also introduces some of his creative new flavors like Peanut Butter Pretzel and French Toast with Bacon. Since they are a family owned company, he also includes his kid’s favorite flavors. His son Jax loves bubble gum so they created a Bubblegum Cupcake. His daughter Lily is a very crazy kid, so she asked her dad to come up with some crazy flavors like Orange Creamsicle and Caramel Pecan Carrot Cake. This is not just another cupcake book, it also contains recipes for ice cream and other confections offered now at Smallcakes locations such as Jeff’s recipes for their famous Nutella Wella Ice cream, Mama’s Chocolate Fudge, and Smallcakes Crazy Monster Cookies. These are thirty recipes to make and enjoy with the whole family.
Jeff Martin is founder of the wildly popular franchise Smallcakes. Inspired by his grandmother, Jeff traded his career as a chef and decided to follow his passion for baking and opened the first Smallcakes in 2008. Since opening, Smallcakes has grown into a national brand, opening locations in fifteen states and growing the brand Internationally. Smallcakes also ships its popular “Cupcake In A Jar” nationwide and offers over 100 different flavors. Jeff and his cupcakes have been featured on the Food Networks Cupcake Wars several times, and the hit daytime tv show The View. USA Today put Smallcakes in the Top 10 places to grab a cupcake in the United States. They are based in Olathe, Kansas.
Overland Park, KS (RestaurantNews.com) SmallCakes A Cupcakery, a popular US based franchise, announced a new strategic expansion opportunity. SmallCakes’s stores now go beyond amazing cupcakes. In addition to its award-winning cupcakes, SmallCakes Creamery & Novelties will feature 15 flavors of small-batch ice cream made daily, a variety of novelty candy, cotton candy, bakery items and flavored popcorn.
“We are incredibly excited about the new concept,” said Jeff Martin, CEO and founder of SmallCakes. “We have had a tremendous response from potential franchisees interested in developing the brand across the globe.”
The company has signed on multiple franchisees wanting to open SmallCakes Creamery & Novelties concept stores. Nine are in the US, (Kan., Ga., N.C., Ill., N.M., Fl.) and two locations are in Dubai, UAE. The first ever SmallCakes Creamery & Novelties held its grand opening in Overland Park, Kan. September 27, 2014.
Embracing Willy Wonka, SmallCakes Creamery and Novelties stores blend vibrant colors with candy-coated accents. The SmallCakes Creamery and Novelties store is decorated in vibrant colors with candy coated accents (think Willy Wonka). The store is filled with all kinds of novelty candy and handmade bakery items including cookie sandwiches, Rice Krispy™ treats, peanut butter pretzels, cotton candy and wildly flavored popcorn. The ice cream flavors are a nod to Smallcakes’s famous cupcake recipes; patrons will find flavors such as Red Velvet, Maple Bacon, and Birthday Cake. Not to mention the “Cake in a Jar” which SmallCakes ships nationwide www.smallcakescupcakery.com.
Founded in 2008 by CEO Jeff Martin, SmallCakes A Cupcakery has over 90 locations in the U.S. and abroad specializing in gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily. The company has received accolades from a wide range of national media. Founder Jeff Martin has been featured on the morning television show The View and has appeared on the Food Network’s popular series, Cupcake Wars. USA TODAY listed SmallCakes as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country. For more information visit SmallCakes online at www.smallcakescupcakery.com
–Smallcakes A Cupcakery is launching a new concept store called Smallcones Creamery & Novelties. The store will feature 15 flavors of ice cream daily, a variety of novelty candy and bakery items. The ice cream flavors are a nod to Smallcakes’ famous cupcake recipes, and patrons will find flavors such as Red Velvet, Maple Bacon and Birthday Cake.
Smallcones Creamery & Novelties, 6936 W. 135th St., will host its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery was founded in Overland Park in 2008 and now has more than 90 locations nationwide and overseas.
SmallCakes Cupcakery Announces Exciting New Creamery and Novelties Concept. Kansas City, MO (RestaurantNews.com) SmallCakes Cupcakery (Kansas City) officially announced the rollout of its first new concept store called SmallCakes Creamery & Novelties. The announcement was made by SmallCakes CEO Jeff Martin who said, “We are very excited to announce the opening of our first new concept store! SmallCakes already makes the best cupcakes and now we are making the most amazing ice cream flavors ever!”
The international cupcake brand drew inspiration from their award winning cupcake recipes. New flavors like Red Velvet, 24 Karat and Creamy Chocoholic will delight ice cream fans with their new dimensions of deliciousness. “We also have Butter Pecan, Salted Caramel Crunch and Orange Creamsicle which have all received phenomenal feedback from product testers and existing customers of our world famous cupcakes!”
The SmallCakes Creamery and Novelties store is decorated in vibrant colors with candy
coated accents. Inside the store, visitors will be able to choose from fifteen daily flavors of ice cream, hand-made popsicles and dipped chocolate bars.
“Our goal was to create a really fun environment for the whole family. A place like no other with flavors that you might find in the Willy Wonka factory,” said Martin.
Visitors will also be able to choose from a variety of handmade bakery items including amazing cookie sandwiches, Rice Krispy treats, peanut butter pretzels and the infamous Cake in a Jar which SmallCakes ships nationwide and can be ordered directly from its website.
About SmallCakes: A Cupcakery
Founded in 2008 by CEO Jeff Martin, SmallCakes, has over 90 locations in the US and abroad and specializes in gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily. The Company has received accolades from a wide range of national media. Founder Jeff Martin has been featured on the morning television show The View and has appeared on the Food Network’s popular series, Cupcake Wars. USA TODAY listed SmallCakes as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country. For more information visit SmallCakes online at www.smallcakescupcakery.com