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Tag: Tacoma cupcakes


Cupcakes and hot dogs – a pairing made in Parkland

A Chicago dog at Eddie's Dawg House in Parkland.
A Chicago dog at Eddie’s Dawg House in Parkland.

Cupcakes and hot dogs may not seem all that synonymous, but the new combo business Eddie’s Dawg House and Yummers 2 the 3rd Power cupcake bakery is a pretty good business pairing of sweet-and-savory portable eats.

The duo opened last October in a black-and-white striped building with a catchy M-shaped awning just off 106th and Pacific in the Parkland neighborhood. This is the second location for Yummers, which opened in Parkland in February 2011 and was displaced last summer to make way for construction of a new building near Pacific Lutheran University.

The dual-sided business offers cupcakes from Amber Serrano, who was featured on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” last February. Flanking the bakery display case is an ordering window for Eddie’s Dawg House. Read more »


Bakeries on the move: Legendary Doughnuts opens, Yummers moves

Fruity pebbles = crunchy doughnut topper at Legendary Doughnuts in Lakeland Hills. The Lake Tapps area bakery is opening a second outpost in Tacoma this November.

Hey, forget about elections for five minutes (but be sure to go here for intensely local elections coverage after your break). Instead, think about delicious pastries. Here’s an update on a cupcake shop that moved and a doughnut bakery that just opened on Sixth Avenue. Read on.
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New bakery: Wanna Cupcake? opens in Puyallup

A key lime flavored cupcake from Wanna Cupcake?, which just opened a retail bakery in Puyallup.

Here’s the story of another business that’s made the move from a Farmers Market vendor to a brick-and-mortar business. Last year, Wanna Cupcake? started selling at the Puyallup Farmers Market. They collected such a following, they opened a small cupcake bakery on Main Street near downtown Puyallup. The bakery’s opening day was Monday. Read more »


More cupcakes? Yes. More cupcakes. Jubilee opens a second store in Puyallup

The bacon chocolate cupcake at Jubilee comes with bacon in the cupcake base. Yes, that is a piece of bacon on top.

Another cupcake shop?

Yes. Another cupcake shop. This is the third Pierce County cupcake shop to open in the past few months. In case you missed it, last month I wrote about Yummers 2 the 3rd Power near Pacific Lutheran University and Blazing Cupcakes on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.

Now the Proctor cupcake store Jubilee has opened a second outpost on Puyallup’s South Hill. The bakery opened Monday adjacent to Regal Longston Place cinemas.

With three new cupcake bakeries this year, the question has to be asked: Haven’t we reached max capacity for cupcake bakeries? Read more »


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 »


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 »