Westford Welcomes New Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe
Local culinary entrepreneur Kate Kelly looks to take her cupcake making expertise to 129 Littleton Road in Westford.
Gourmet cupcake fans in Westford got a treat last Thursday, no pun intended.
The new business is the brainchild of Westford Academy graduate and current Chelmsford resident Kate Kelly, a recent Arizona resident returning home for family issues.
While Kelly always enjoyed baking, had no idea she would one day be the owner of a pastry shop growing up in Westford. However, her time in Arizona introduced her to the world of culinary arts, dealing with all facets of food from waiting tables to catering for hotels and country clubs.
But above all, she fell in love with the simple beauty of the cupcake.
“Cupcakes are so specialized, you can decorate them however, I love their uniqueness,” she said.
After moving back to the area, Kelly got a part time job with the British Beer Company just down the street, but the fact that Westford seemed to lack an assortment of gourmet eateries comparable to the level of Arizona and the fact that a room was open for rent in the same building as Floral Arts Florist brought an opportunity that she wasn’t expecting beforehand.
“Everything moved really fast. I was planning on doing something, originally I was thinking of doing catering,” she said. “But my dream was starting a bakery, so I decided to go with that.”
Kelly creates an array of cupcakes at a remote bakery in Chelmsford ranging from the traditional vanilla and chocolate to the eclectic tastes of mocha and banana cupcakes, in addition to customized cakes, soda and other items.
It may be too soon to tell what the future holds for the tiny cupcake store on Littleton Road, but given the fact that business more than doubled from opening day by the end of the first weekend and the fact that as of Wednesday night, Sugar Cupcake’s Facebook page already had 70 fans, one could believe that this might be the beginning of delicious things to come.
More information on the Sugar Cupcake Shoppe is available on their website.