No matter who you voted for, we’re all in shock after Tuesday night’s election results. Maybe a cupcake will help? That’s the slogan of Smallcakes Cupcakery, which opened on Central Ave in Scarsdale in October. It’s never felt more appropriate.
It’s the second New York outpost (the other is in Long Island) for the cupcake franchise, which started in Kansas in 2008 and has since grown to more than 100 locations. Scarsdale franchise owners Regina Smith and Anthony Bannister are Yonkers residents and self-proclaimed “cupcake connoisseurs.” Says Smith, “Everytime we see a cupcake spot we just have to try it. When we first tasted a Smallcakes cupcake in Atlanta, we truly felt they were the best cupcakes we ever tasted.” Lamenting the lack of cupcake shops in Southern Westchester, they chose to open their brightly colored shop in nearby.
“We bake fresh every morning,” says Smith. “We hand whisk the batter, so our soul and energy goes into making each cupcake.” The menu features a dozen varieties including classics like a vanilla-on-vanilla covered in multi-colored sprinkles; peanut butter cup with peanut-butter-laced cream-cheese frosting; and the so-called “Famous Red Velvet” based on the founder’s family recipe. Daily specials might include strawberry cheesecake, cannoli, or banana split topped with fudge drizzle and a cherry. The franchise is also a creamery with cupcake-inspired ice creams. The Cupcake Smash ice cream sandwich puts a single scoop between a cupcake top and bottom.
So, whether you’re mourning or celebrating our new president-elect, excited or concerned about the future of our country, eating a bunch of cupcakes seems like a good idea. “Our slogan is ‘Maybe a Cupcake Will Help,’” says Smith. “We truly believe the do.”
749 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale