Because it was the grand opening we were lucky to try many things- including the peanut butter and the Almond Joy cookies. SO amazing!
We also got to try the Nutella cake bites. I wasn’t sure I loved cake bites until STF came into my life.
I think the sugar cookie tied with my cupcake for the best dessert- it’s seriously delicious!
And if you’ve been a reader for a while you know I love the business side of pretty much anything, and love hearing how companies came to be. Meeting the two couples who started the Gilbert location was really fun, they are great people and I just know they’ll be successful! Plus they offered to take pictures of us, we will hang with you guys anytime!
They also asked if I wanted to meet the founder Megan Brown who started the company in Utah, but came down for the Gilbert grand opening. Of course I did, and we spent about 20 minutes hearing Megan’s startup story baking in her grandparents original home and selling to students and neighbors from her basement. A few years later 10 stores would be open and she’d be famous for winning Cupcake Wars. She’s so humble and down-to-earth, she deserves all the success she’s worked so hard for!
She was so cool and so inspiring. I loved hearing how she named the vanNIElla squared cupcake, and she even gave us one to try in addition to everything else. It’s really so good, and that’s coming from a true chocoholic. Plus a candid shot happened, something we never get! And apparently I’m a hand talker, which I should probably just own up to.
We were even gifted some cake bites to take home- as if we weren’t thrilled and spoiled enough with the opening night giveaways!