A new Smallcakes: A Cupcakery has opened at 9754 N. Ash Ave. in Liberty, Missouri. The cupcake shop specializes in sweet-tooth pushing flavors from choco-holic (chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream topped with chocolate sprinkles) to caramel crunch (chocolate or vanilla cake with caramel frosting, sea salt and pretzels). They also serve cookies, cookie sandwiches and cupcake milkshakes.
Jeff and Brandy Martin opened the first Smallcakes in Overland Park in 2009. A serendipitous mistake on ‘Cupcake Wars,’ led to the cupcakes making an appearance on ‘The View.’ Host Whoopi Goldberg felt bad for Martin, who neglected to include pumpkin, the signature ingredient in the competition, in his entry. He confessed his mistake and was voted out of the reality baking competition. Goldberg invited him to bring cupcakes to the morning show and the Martin family’s business took off.
The couple has now licensed more than 55 stores in 13 states. There are eight locations in the Kansas City metro area.[Image via Facebook: Smallcakes]