Husband-wife team Travis Farewell and Lyndsey Oliver-Farewell, of Medina, opened "Sweet Pea's Cupcakery Café" in Batavia yesterday. It is located at 23 Jackson St. (formerly the Verizon store).
Last night was their "soft" opening. A grand opening with a display and free cupcakes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Because they specialize in cupcakes, the Farewells like to get creative and, as Lyndsey said, experiment with "many different varieties."
"We're always developing new flavors and decorations," she said.
She and Travis both love to cook. Travis has worked in food services for a number of years, and Lyndsey grew up baking with her mother and grandmother.
"We started (making cupcakes) just for fun," Lyndsey said. "Then we started to make them for friends at work, friends and family members asked us to bake for special occasions, and it became a business."
"We love the Batavia area, and thought it would be the perfect location."
According to Travis, yesterday was "really steady" customer-wise, and "busier than expected for the first day."
Sweat Pea's Cupcakery Café will do special orders for weddings, graduations, office parties, showers, and other special occasions by request.
Cupcakes cost $2.75. They also sell:
Cookies for $1;
Brownies for $2;
Muffins (including blueberry and peach cobbler) for $1.75.
And they sell bottled beverages, tea and coffee. Coffee and tea are priced at $1 for a regular and $1.50 for a large. A flavor shot can be added for an extra 25 cents.
Lastly, they sell "frosting shots" -- which are exactly what they sound like -- frosting in shot glasses.
Bakery hours are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, and noon until 10 p.m. Saturday.
Regular store hours will be held on the day of the grand opening.
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