Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery, a locally owned sweet shop in Downtown Mason City, is one place you must stop when visiting or frequent if you’re local, ESPECIALLY during #NationalCupcakeWeek!
Visit Mason City is partnering with Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery to celebrate #NationalCupcakeWeek, September 18-22, 2017 – via Facebook & Instagram. During the 5-day contest, cupcakes will be won and a whole lot of fun will be had. Scroll down to find contest details and rules; and remember, Life is too short, EAT CUPCAKES!
Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery, is locally owned and operated by North Iowa natives, Matt & Hillary Bartell. The couple ventured into the cupcake business after co-owner, Hilary became OBSESSED with gourmet cupcakes at quaint bakeries, and thought, I can do this! The two took a class at Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery began in March 2012. The business was named after Hillary’s grandmother who everyone always called “Grandma Sugar”. “She would always tickle all the grandchildren under their neck and say, she was going to get their sugar” – Hillary.
In the beginning, both Hillary and Matt worked full-time jobs. Matt would get off work and bake for a few hours and then Hillary would frost late into the night, dropping the cupcakes off to Market 124 every morning before heading to work.
It wasn’t long until the demand of cupcakes and catering took off. Matt left his full-time job to pursue the full-time operation of Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery in 2014. Now, the cupcakery caters and sells an array of cupcakes, cookies and cakes. You can find Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery in Downtown Mason City, located inside Market 124 (124 N. Delaware Ave), which I must add, is a MUST-SHOP, all in itself! 😉 The cupcakery is open Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm.
WHY GRANDMA SUGAR’S CUPCAKERY?
Grandma Sugar’s prides themselves on “Always Fresh Cupcakes”, as cupcakes are made daily and ALL from family recipes! You may wonder where the extra cupcakes go (if any); and that answer is simple, the cupcakery donates them away to different organizations and businesses in the community (including Hillary’s favorite, her hometown Clear Lake Lions football team).
Part of the fun in stopping at the cupcakery is you never know what flavors you’re going to be able to choose from. With over 50 different flavors of cupcakes, each day offers new combinations of over 100 freshly made cupcakes!
With SO MANY different flavors of cupcakes, narrowing down your favorites may be difficult. And, if you do try them all, you may start to feel yourself on a little bit of a sugar high. Take a peek at the top 5 best sellers:
Grandma’s almond cake topped with almond buttercream & clear sprinkles.
Grandma’s chocolate cake with a peanut butter filling topped with chocolate buttercream, homemade puppy chow & a peanut butter chocolate ganache drizzle.
Grandma’s lemon cake topped with raspberry buttercream & sprinkles.
Better Than You Know What
Grandma’s chocolate cake filled with a caramel mixture topped with vanilla buttercream, caramel drizzle & toffee pieces.
All Shook Up
Grandma’s banana cake topped with peanut butter buttercream, honey & bacon pieces.
Planning a wedding, shower, graduation party or any special occasion, Grandma Sugar’s has you covered. They design beautiful, delicious, gourmet cupcakes custom-made just for you – no mass production in their bakery. You tell them exactly what you want and that’s exactly what you’re going to get – scrumptious, baked-to-order, one batch at a time!
Prices for catering and special orders require you to call 641-430-6534. Individual cupcakes, $2.10 each or $23.00 for 1 dozen; Cookies, $2.00 each.
#NationalCupcakeWeek Contest Details:
- Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery will give away 1 box of 4 cupcakes daily (Monday-Friday, September 18-22) during #NationalCupcakeWeek.
- Each day during #NationalCupcakeWeek a different flavor of cupcake will be featured on Visit Mason City’s Facebook & Instagram pages.
- Facebook & Instagram users may enter the contest by liking the featured post and commenting their favorite flavor of cupcake in order to receive an entry into that day’s contest.
- Users are encourage to participate each day to win the daily prize.
- To claim prizes, winners are to pick up their voucher for 1 box of 4 cupcakes from the Visit Mason City office (2021 4th SW) and redeem their voucher at the Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery (124 N. Delaware).
- Winners announced daily in the featured post comments, on Instagram & Facebook at 3:00pm (Monday-Friday, September 18-22, 2017).