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Cupcake Alert: What’s old is new again in Proctor (and there’s Fizzies!)

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on July 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm with 3 Comments »
July 25, 2010 6:55 am

There’s a new cupcake palace in town.

Well, sort of new.

Today marked the grand opening of Jubilee Cupcakes & Vintage Candy at 2510 N. Proctor. Formerly Sweet Things Cupcakes & Couture, the re-branded store is still owned by Patti and David Frank of Puyallup.

The couple went with the new look – deleting the clothes and jewelry and adding nostalgic candy brands – for various business reasons, according to Patti.

“I wanted men to come in. A friend said he felt like he was walking into a woman’s closet,” Patti said.

And besides that, she said, “I didn’t really like the name.”

A few dozen cupcake flavors and versions rotate daily to supplement a steady line of regulars. Look for lemon coconut on Thursday, chocolate peanut butter on Saturday, the “Elvis” (banana cake, chocolate ganache and peanut-butter buttercream) on Wednesday, and many others every day, including a “Macon Bacon” cupcake for pork lovers.

Add to the homemade cupcakes – made with local products where possible – several brands of nostalgic confections including Fizzies, Boston Baked Beans, Sky Bar and Chuckles, plus lollipops, taffy, candy necklaces and old-time lemon, licorice and root-beer drops.

Eventually, Frank said she plans to add vegan and gluten-free cupcakes. She also plans to open a few more Jubilee outlets, including the first in Puyallup as early as six months from now.

The Proctor District mothership is open seven days a week. The chocolate Frank uses comes from Valrhona and the coffee comes locally from Valhalla. Prices for cupcakes turn at $2.75 each or $33.00 per dozen. The store also does catering.

Expect seasonal varieties – Guinness and chocolate on St. Patrick’s Day, egg nog come Christmas, pumpkin at Halloween – as the calendar turns.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. A Sugar Free option (i.e. Fruit Juice Sweetened; cane juice is not sugar free!) would be awesome.

  2. “cane juice is not sugar free!) would be awesome. ”

    Oh Christ, you people are making me nauseous !

  3. spacegoddess says:

    @ImBack There are some people who can’t have a whole lot of sugar. Let’s see how deprived you feel if you end up with diabetes some day and find your diet restricted and are unable to eat your favorite confections. There’s no harm in people requesting sugar-free items. It’s not inconveniencing you in any way. So why bi+c# about it?

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