Popular Cupcake Brand Opens First Illinois Franchise



Popular Cupcake Brand Opens First Illinois Franchise

Smallcakes: A Cupcakery, a wildly popular international cupcake brand with over 60 locations across the U.S., is set to open a location in Naperville at 115 E. Ogden Avenue in mid April. Naperville will be the first franchise for the Chicago area and for the state of Illinois.

“Chicago has such a rich culture with excellent food and desserts, and we’re excited to be a part of it with our decadent cupcakes,” says Jeff Martin, founder of Smallcakes: A Cupcakery.

Martin launched Smallcakes in 2009 in Kansas City offering specialty cupcakes baked fresh daily. The cupcakery is widely known for its unique flavors and exceptionally moist desserts. Martin and Smallcakes have received national recognition following three appearances on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, a feature on the morning television show The View, catering cupcakes to star- studded events such as the MTV Video Music Awards, and being listed as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country by USA Today.

The cupcakery’s daily menu features 12 signature flavors – Birthday Cake, Caramel Crunch, Chocolate Cream, Chocoholic, Cookies N Crème, Hot Fudge Sundae, Lemon Drop, Peanut Butter Cup, Pink Chocolate, Pink Vanilla, Red Velvet, and Vanilla-N-Chocolate – as well as a rotation of over 140 specialty flavors such as Fat Elvis, Cannoli, Maple Bacon, Strawberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Kentucky Bourbon, and Pumpkin.

The Naperville franchise is owned and operated by area locals Robert and Jill Watson.

Smallcakes Naperville will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit Smallcakes online at www.smallcakescupcakery.com and on Facebook.

Popular Cupcake Brand Opens First Illinois Franchise