COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KRDO) – If you want to feel a little patriotic while satisfying your sweet tooth on Wednesdays, a bakery near Memorial Park offers decorated cupcakes to celebrate Inauguration Day.
Icing on the Cake, near the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard, topped cupcakes with red, white, and blue frosting and sprinkles; Even chocolate cupcakes have a purely American twist.
Owner Mischa Halberg said she had never considered offering cupcakes to watch a new president be sworn in.
“I didn’t think about it until (KRDO) called and asked if bakeries do that,” she said. “I think it’s a good idea. We didn’t think about it before because it was such a bad choice and we thought people wanted to forget about it. We hope people enjoy the spirit of cupcakes and not politically do.” “”
KRDO called at least a dozen other bakeries on Wednesday and found they were closed or not offering special inauguration day treats.
“I wish we’d thought about it earlier, we might have tried,” said a bakery manager. “I’ve heard of cookies with President Biden’s face, but it’s a rather time-consuming process.”
Icing on the Cake did not bring the colorful cupcakes onto the display until around noon – which does not leave customers much time to find out about them.
“We’ll announce it on social media and in bulk emails,” Halberg said. “We started doing a few dozen but I think they’re going to sell quickly and we have to do more before the day is over.”
An employee at the bakery, Chelsea Do – with her last name that sounds like dough – makes her perfect for the job.
“We have 2,200 loyal followers,” she said, and her hair and mask competed with each cupcake for show. “Half of them are repeat customers who come here and see what we have. Even though we only have half a day to sell them, we think they will do well. We just have to remember it by 2024 to do again. ” “”
Lots of extra sales would be good for the bakery that struggled during the second half of the pandemic.
“Our sales have fallen by about half,” said Halberg. “And Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s one of our busiest times of the year, but I don’t know how the pandemic will play out this year.”
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