Katie’s Cupcakes, specializing in fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes, plans to celebrate an upcoming milestone for the Fairhaven store: 150,000 cupcakes sold in its first two years.
“The response to Katie’s Cupcakes, especially during some tough economic times, has been more than I could have imagined,” said owner Katie Swanson.
To show appreciation, the person buying our 150,000th cupcake will receive a free gourmet cupcake each week for one year. In addition to a year’s worth of free cupcakes, the customer can designate a local nonprofit organization to receive a free cupcake each week for a year or the financial equivalent as a donation from Katie’s Cupcakes, according to Swanson.
Katie’s Cupcakes opened on March 17, 2009 and expects to reach the 150,000 milestone in early March. Swanson said the winner and nonprofit organization may “combine” weeks in order to receive one dozen or more cupcakes at a time.
As appreciation to her loyal customers, Swanson will hand out 200 mini-cupcakes for free on Thursday, March 17.
The Fairhaven shop has achieved a production increase of approximately 50 percent in its second year, Swanson said.
Katie’s Cupcakes is at 1005 Harris Ave., next to Rebecca’s Flower Shoppe in Fairhaven. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 360-393-4632 or visit (this link).