Some may say that Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe revolutionized the cupcake business by offering mini cupcakes for $1.05 and being one of the first businesses to take their sweets on the road. Whatever it is they are doing, it is working as Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe now has two locations in Miami and their eyes on a third. Before meeting the bakers behind cupcakes such as Maple Bacon and White Chocolate Wasabi in next week's Cupcake Camp Miami event, Stephanie of Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe answered a few questions about the shop.
How did you come up with the name Sweetness Bakeshop & Cafe?
A group of family and friends went to a then-Florida Marlin's baseball game. We were sitting behind home plate, not paying very much attention to the game, and we were shooting names back and fourth and came up with the name Sweetness, as it described us perfectly.
What is your favorite thing that you offer?
Probably our dessert shots - they're small, non-sharable portions of pure decadence!
What is your best selling item?Our Guayabera & Maple Bacon Cupcakes.
What are your baking hopes for the upcoming year?
Hopefully a Sweetness #3.
What has been your biggest kitchen disaster?Forgetting I had the mixer on max speed and having powdered sugar go everywhere.
Describe your cupcakes in three words.
Bite Size, Delicious, Original.
What advice do you have for others who are considering baking as a career?It has to be something you enjoy so much, you're willing to do it for free for the rest of your life.
Do you do custom orders?
What is the price range for your sweets?Our mini cupcakes range between $1.05-$1.30 - the desserts in our store range from $1.00-$6.00
What is the best way to place an order?
By visiting one of our stores and placing the order in person, or by calling it in
Where should people go to find out more?Our website and Facebook page. Facebook.com/SweetnessBakeshop &
Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe will be at Cupcake Camp Miami 2014. Tickets for the event are $10.00 ($11.54 with Eventbrite fees) and can be purchased here. For more information on the event, visit Cupcake Camp Miami 2014's Facebook page.
This article is part of a series highlighting the bakers who will be donating cupcakes and present at this year's Cupcake Camp Miami event. The event benefits Give Kids The World Village.