Bettie comes to Colonie

Bettie's Cakes Logo.jpgThe cupcake bus and truck for Bettie's Cakes have made appearances all over the Capital Region, but the only place you could be sure to find the bakery's cupcakes anytime was in Saratoga's Downstreet Marketplace.

Until now. Bettie's is opening up a location in the food court at Colonie Center.

Bettie's owner Lorraine Murphy says the new location should be open by next week. Right now it's a temporary situation for the holiday season, but they've put some work into the decor and Lorraine says if things go well enough, they'd consider keeping the location open.

Colonie has become the epicenter of the cupcake boom in the Capital Region. The bakery Coccadots has a location on Central Avenue and a truck. Sweet Temptations opened in Loudoville earlier this year, and they have a truck. And the Fluffalicious truck also patrols the area.

But Lorraine says Bettie's isn't aiming to start a cupcake war. She says they're opening the Colonie location for visibility. "Our location in Saratoga isn't the easiest for everyone to get to."

And what about the Albany County trans-fat ban, that bakeries have said is such a pain? "We've never used trans fats," Lorraine says, "and we never will."

(Thanks, Renee!)

Yep, Bettie's took part in AOA's birthday week giveaway earlier this year.


It's great to see a local small business doing well and expanding! Also good to know I don't have to go to Saratoga for Bettie's yumminess! This may have just made the choice between Colonie Center and Crossgates a clear one this holiday season!

oh. my.


Fluffilicious (my current obsession!) also had a case at the Chocolate Gecko.

That's great, except that I wish it was a place with better cupcakes. Bettie's just aren't all that good -- they're dry and sorta tasteless.

Goddamn, that's awesome. I work in Colonie Center and I am SO bored with the current food court. I miss the other restaurant that was there last summer -- the one that sold gyros and stuff.

That's nice for Bettie's, but Coccadotts puts all of those other cupcake bakeries to shame.

Eh, I'm spoiled rotten. My fiancee makes the best cakes in the area!

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