Cupcake Construction Company to open
- Apr. 21, 2011
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In the mood for some sparkling raspberry lemonade? How about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? These flavors and many more will soon be offered in cupcake form downtown. The Cupcake Construction Company, an interactive cupcake bar, will open in early May at 727 Massachusetts St., where Pink Box Bake Shop used to be.
The shop will be construction themed, with the cupcake itself as the foundation. Customers can walk in and choose foundation flavors such as rich chocolate, traditional carrot and chai. Next comes the interior, or the cupcake’s filling, with flavors including key lime, Bavarian cream and creamy mint. The third step in the construction is the roof, which can be any one of 18 flavors, such as marshmallow, root beer or peanut butter. Luxury amenities top off the cupcake, ranging from Pop Rocks to chopped pecans.
Owners Michael and Megan Kricsfeld got the idea to open a cupcakery after noticing the increasing popularity of cupcakes. Megan wanted to open a shop that catered to men just as much as women, and shied away from the pink frills many cupcakeries have.
After doing cupcake catering for a while, the couple started looking for a retail location. They chose Lawrence because they have a lot of connections with the city and the University.
“There is a very sentimental feeling we have in our hearts toward Lawrence,” Michael said. Michael graduated with an MBA from the University in 2005, and the couple got engaged on Massachusetts Street, making Lawrence the perfect location.
The Cupcake Construction Company will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with weekend hours possibly extended until 11 p.m. Catering for weddings, birthday parties and corporate events will be available, as well as individual cupcakes, cupcakes by the dozen and do-it-yourself cupcake kits.
Edited by Tali David