I don’t know why there is such a focus on cupcakes lately, but I’m thrilled that there’s a trend I can fully support.
One of the newest bakeries to open up is the adorable Cupcakelicious, located in downtown Woodstock, north of Atlanta along I-575. When I met with owner Lee Staten and her baking assistant Haley Elrod while touring the neighborhood late last month, they had been open just 10 days. Even which such a short tenure, they seem destined for success. Lee told me that they sold over 2,300 cupcakes the first two days of business. She comes from a long line of “from scratch” bakers, cooks and business owners. This labor of love is a second career for her after leaving nursing. Lee and her husband have lived in Woodstock for a decade, raising their daughters.
We were met with three tiers of mini treats, a sample sized selection of their daily flavors: Oreo, Birthday Cake, Sweet & Salty, Red Velvet, Strawberry and Wedding Cake. Lee has several other specialty flavors available too. Each was better than the one before—dense, moist, sweet, perfect. These were served in the children's party room, a castle themed area with murals of princesses, knights, pirates, and fairies.
In addition to cupcakes ($2.75 for a full size, $9 for 6 minis) you can find Mayfield brand Ice cream, pastries (like pies, cookies, turnovers, and muffins) and beverages. They even have gluten free products on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
If you’ve not been to Downtown Woodstock lately, you might not recognize it. Cherokee County’s most populous city has revitalized the Olde Towne section. Cupcakelicious is housed in a restored building that’s over a century old, originally the site of George Fowler’s grocery store. The charming decor inside supports their vision of “creating moments of happiness & fun for everyone!”
8654 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188
Tues – Thurs, 11a -8p
Fri – Sat, 10a - 9p
Closed Sun & Mon