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.

Comments

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.

:D

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!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Eating in Glens Falls: 5-10-15-20

Glens Falls seems to be going through a bit of a culinary renaissance, with many new eateries staking out a spot in the last few... (more)

Capital District project is a finalist for national public art prize

A joint submission by Albany-Schenectady-Troy to the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge has made it to the final round, the org announced today. The competition... (more)

The future is mobile

A Siena poll out this week had some interesting bits about mobile phone and other communications tech usage. Among those bits: 28 percent of upstate... (more)

Morning Blend

Chanting "Don't Steal possible", Thousands of people rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday in favor of charter schools. Speakers at the rally called for the... (more)

Skate now or next season

Heads up: The last day of the season for the ESP ice skating rink is this Sunday, March 8. It's open 11 am-8 pm every... (more)

Recent Comments

... But some of the negatives mentioned could be flipped into positives, after all the 1980 games was seen as a toned down version of previous events. In terms of Olympic infrastructure, Lake Placid has most of it already. ...

Eating in Glens Falls: 5-10-15-20

...has 1 comment, most recently from JRA

The future is mobile

...has 1 comment, most recently from Paul

Jingle all the way, all the time

...has 3 comments, most recently from Call Fox News

Three reasons why bringing the Olympics back to New York State is a bad idea

...has 6 comments, most recently from Anthony

Byrne Dairy ice cream sandwiches

...has 6 comments, most recently from N