South Bend, Ind. New smells are filling the streets of downtown South Bend because Yummy Cupcakes is officially open. Yummy Cupcakes is located at 119 South Michigan Street in South Bend. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The owner, Larry Katz says he wanted to open up the store so he could be a part of South Bend in all capacities. He says South Bend has been very good to them ever since he signed the lease and is excited to have his business there.
“I've been in fine dining for 37 years and when I got out of it I was looking for something fun, not like I didn't enjoy the jobs I had, but I wanted to enjoy this part of my life and who doesn't smile or have a good time when you put a cupcake in front of their face? So, everybody that walks into the shop, they're happy,” says Katz.
Yummy Cupcakes has more than 400 different cupcake recipes and 26 varieties in store. On top of that, they have cupcakes on a stick, cupcakes in jars, cupcake truffles and more. They also cater to those with special requests. They have vegan and gluten-less products every day they are open and sugar-free options on Friday and Saturday.
They call their products gluten-less because all the ingredients are gluten-free but they do not work in a gluten-free environment. They tell NewsCenter 16 that they make all of those products first so they don’t touch products with gluten but they can’t make any promises.
All of their cupcakes are made fresh every day and do not have any preservatives. For that reason, every cupcake that is made has to be sold that day or they won’t go out the door. Katz says he either donates the left over cupcakes or lets their employees take them home. He says he would rather have people enjoy them than throw them out.
As we mentioned, Yummy Cupcakes officially opened Monday. They will have a grand opening Wednesday, June 18th. They will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m., two face painters and free cupcakes for the first 1,000 people. For more information here is a link to their Facebook page.