The Icing on the Cupcake

CupCake Kevin-VanDeraaCupcake, the Minneapolis-based bakery, is opening two new east-metro locations this fall. St. Paul’s Merriam Park neighborhood and Eagan’s Thomas Lake Center on Cliff Road will now feature Cupcake’s raved-about delicacies.

Kevin VanDeraa began his culinary career in 2002, after leaving the corporate world. Always passionate about baking, he decided to attend culinary school and then landed a job at the Ritz Carlton Chicago under a world-famous pastry chef. He moved to Minneapolis in 2004 and opened his own bakery, Cupcake.

Cupcake and Kevin have received lots of accolades and increased visibility with his participation in The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars reality television show. After winning the Cupcake Wars championship and $50,000 in 2012, Kevin opened his Mall of America store, and now is set to open additional locations.

The first new location will be the former Two Smart Cookies space near Snelling and Selby Avenues in St. Paul.

Another new, full-service location will be in Eagan, in the space formerly occupied by Pardon My French on Cliff Road. Both should be open for business in October.

Sunrise Banks was happy to assist Kevin with these projects. We look forward to visiting him at his two new locations!

Visit www.cup-cake.com to view the menu and to learn more.