We began this sweet journey in our kitchen in Williamsburg, Virginia. We worked for 3 1/2 years on recipes with the goal of opening the first cupcakery in Williamsburg. When we felt we had enough of a variety of flavors that were the perfect marriage of sweetness, flavor, and freshness we signed a lease at 1220 Richmond Road and opened our doors in 2011.
After 11 1/2 years, our location has changed but our dedication to providing our customers with fresh products made from the highest quality ingredients, has not. We call ourselves Extraordinary Cupcakes because that is what our cupcakes are. It's that simple.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Watch for new extraordinary products to be added to our growing family of goodness.
I bought my first cookbook when I was in Elementary School at a book fair. I still have it and it still has the best recipe for sugar cookies that I have ever tasted.
My mother was a great cook when I was growing up. Whenever she made biscuits or cornbread, I was always watching and waiting for a mixing beater or left over dough. I thought I was just waiting for a treat but it was in my mother's kitchen that I learned the basics of baking. Many of our offerings are a nod to my mom and the delicious cakes I grew up enjoying. Every dessert we sell has a story.
I fell in love with the restaurant business at age 12, when I first saw Casablanca.
As a kid, I loved helping in the kitchen and took my mom's recipes away with me to school (ham and potato casserole to die for). The sights and smells in my grandmother’s kitchen (scrapple and shoofly pie!) and even our next door neighbor’s kitchen (homemade fudge every weekend!) were great times for me. It took me years to realize that what I really loved was providing people with moments of camaraderie and joy that only arise around a table.
It takes extraordinary ingredients to produce our extraordinary cupcakes, like King Arthur flour, chocolate from France and pure Madagascar vanilla. We do not use artificial flavorings or colorings (red velvet is the exception) in our cupcakes. We taste-tested every ingredient we use in the months prior to opening our shop in 2011.