Kate Rivers worked as an engineer for a business that makes medical devices. Now she makes gourmet desserts for her own business – Twist Cupcakery (25 South St. Clair).
“I started baking from home” she told me. “People raved about the desserts I made, and asked if they could buy them from me. Five years ago we decided to move out of the house and operate out of this spot downtown. We’ve gotten a lot of support from the community, and business has grown steadily. We’re closed for walk in service currently, but people can order cupcakes and other products on our website and then do a curbside pick up.”
“Cakes for weddings and other special events are an important part of our business, but that ‘s not happening now. To boost sales we developed a new product that’s doing well. It’s called Cupcakes in a Jar. Each jar has two of our gourmet cupcakes. We can mail them out nationwide. It’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion with people that we can’t be with.”
“We’ve been sending our cupcakes to hospitals, testing stations and other places where people are doing so much to help the community – our way of spreading happiness and joy. Everybody need to pitch in during these tough times. We like to do it with cupcakes.”