Cincinnati’s first cupcakery company just got another sweet deal – selling its confections in private suites and grab ’n’ go markets at Great American Ball Park.
Delaware North Sportsservice, the exclusive concessions, premium dining and retail provider for the ballpark, has contracted with SugarPlums CupCakery to add the tasty treats to its usual offering of hot dogs, popcorn and Cracker Jack.
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“It gives people more choices,” Delaware North spokesman Glen White says. “People like decorated cupcakes, anything that celebrates the team. It was really an awesome thing for us.”
SugarPlums was selected both for its high-quality cakes and its custom decorations, White says. Four flavors are offered to Reds fans: Mr. Mustache Red Velvet, The Buckeye (peanut butter chocolate), The Cincinnatian (salted caramel) and White Chocolate Raspberry BerriLicious. Two cupcakes sell for $10.
The ballpark gig is the latest success for SugarPlums owner Patty Hannika, who figures she bakes more than 90,000 cupcakes a year in her growing Mason business.
Once found mostly at children’s birthday parties and school bake sales, cupcakes are enjoying a resurgence. Bakers now have weekly showdowns on the Food Network cable TV show “Cupcake Wars,” while shows like TLC’s “DC Cupcakes” and “Cake Boss” follow the travails of cake-bakers.
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