Bettie's Cakes is closing

betties busBettie's Cakes announced today that it will be closing its Saratoga Springs shop August 31. From a FB post:

As many of you know the Adelphi Hotel is going massive reconstruction and we are very excited for what is to come for them however it meant that we must vacate. We have no plans on relocating at this time, Bettie is exhausted and is looking forward to many more "yellow brick roads" towards happiness that lie ahead.
We have loved seeing all of your faces over the last five years and thank you for your continued support. Please know this decision did not come lightly.

Riding the cupcake wave of the last decade, Bettie's opened in 2009 after taking over the space in the then-Downtown Street Marketplace that had been occupied by an earlier cupcake bakery (Spa City Cupcakes). And it gained a lot of attention with its double-decker cupcake bus (the pic on the right is from 2009 -- it's all pink now). It later had locations at Hoffman's Playland and Colonie Center. (Colonie was at one point the epicenter of the local cupcake boom with four cupcake businesses competing within a short range.)

But trends change. And small businesses are hard to keep going.

This announcement isn't a total surprise -- earlier this month Bettie's put its famous double decker bus up for sale.

Earlier on AOA: Tasting Capital Region cupcakes (2012)


considering they were just advertising they were hiring a few weeks ago, it does seem very sudden. Bettie's had the most creative cupcakes I've ever tried, and their cupcake ice cream was amazing; their store was also incredibly cute. I'm sad they're closing up.

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