Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery celebrated their grand opening at the Arboretum of South Barrington with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Friday. Smallcakes owners Cristina and Christian Aponte welcomed patrons with free frosting shots, face painting, raffles and special cupcake and ice cream flavors during the grand opening.
Located in the Arboretum at 100 W. Higgins Road, Smallcakes offers a delightful assortment of cupcakes, mini cupcakes, cupcake shakes and ice cream. The fifteen different flavors of cupcakes are baked fresh daily; rotating two different flavors of the day each week. And, for dietary restrictions, Smallcakes has gluten free cupcakes available to customers on Mondays. Smallcakes is open 11am-8pm Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm Friday -Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays.
The founder of the popular Smallcakes brand, Jeff Martin, creates all the seasonal and special flavors. Martin has appeared on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” seasons one, two and seven, and “The View;’ making Smallcakes a household name. USA TODAY named Smallcakes one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country. Caption: pictured above front row from left; Suzanne Corr (BACC President/CEO), Christian Aponte (Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Co-owner), Jeff Martin (Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Founder), Cristina Aponte (Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery Co-owner), Monika Kalicki (The Arboretum of South Barrington Marketing Director), Tayler Mikel (The Arboretum of South Barrington Management Associate), Kelly Demitropoulos (The Arboretum of South Barrington Administrative Assistant). Pictured back row from left; Mike Moreland (Village of South Barrington Building and Zoning Officer) and Paula McCombie (Village of South Barrington Mayor)
Founded in 1969, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of 800+ member businesses representing more than 18,000 business people dedicated to the prosperity of the 11 communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes.
The BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates for business interests, offers professional development programs, and works to foster a robust regional economy.