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Tag: Burning Cupcakes Tacoma

May
12th

Sweets on Sixth: Burning Cupcakes opens on Sixth Avenue, Buck Naked Donuts is on its way and Corina Bakery continues to produce stellar sweet treats

The peanut butter cupcake at Burning Cupcakes in Tacoma.

When Taressa Neal was selling candles for a living, she baked cupcakes for clients as gifts. She called them “burning” cupcakes.

The cupcakes lasted, the candles didn’t. The name stuck.

Last Saturday, Neal opened Burning Cupcakes in a small, low-slung building near Sixth Avenue and Stevens in the space that formerly housed Kitchen2Kitchen, a meals ready/catering outfit. Neal opened Burning Cupcakes with business partner JoAnn McCullon, who handles the operation side of the business while Neal is chief baker.

Burning Cupcakes aims to be a full-service dessert bakery with Read more »

May
11th

More cupcake shops: Yummers 2 the 3rd Power opens on Garfield near PLU, and a new cupcake bakery opens on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma

Yummers 2 the 3rd power revisits a kid era treat with its Not Your Momma's PB&J cupcake.

Yummers 2 the 3rd Power may seem a renegade name for a cupcake bakery, but the usual short-and-sweet saccharine names like “Fluff” or “Dot” wouldn’t work for a bakery that sells cupcakes made from Monster Energy Drink topped with pop rocks.

Yummers is the kind of bakery you get when you mix one part VooDoo Doughnut (a Portland institution and home to the bacon maple bar) with one part the current dessert du jour; cupcakes (so when does the pie shop trend start here??? We’re waiting…).

When Yummers owner/baker Amber Serrano told me by phone this week that she was working up a Slim Jim cupcake prototype, I didn’t know what to think. Read more »