Cupcake Offers Sweets and a Great Success Story


If you’ve ever walked by Cupcake Down South on King Street, you likely drooled while staring in the window at the colorful cupcakes in all sorts of flavors. Cupcake is perfect for any time of the day: an early morning sweet treat or delicious dessert after lunch or dinner. Plus, Cupcake can accommodate parties, creating multiple cupcakes to appease party guests’ many dessert desires. Weddings, in fact, are Cupcake’s specialty.

The company’s story is the quintessential small business success story. Owner Kristin Kuhlke Cobb was living in New York City in 2006 when she decided to return to the Holy City to open up a cupcake store. According to the website, she said everyone questioned her decision, except for her father who helped her open the flagship store on King Street. She quickly gained notoriety, attracting the attention of USA Today, Martha Stewart Living, The Ellen Show, Budget Travel Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Fox, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Fast forward a decade and Cupcake Down South is mixing up such flavors as vanilla bean, chocoholic, southern red velvet, carrot cake, lemon squeeze, mint, mudslide, spiked apple pie and the ever popular, chocolate caramel moonshine. So try Cupcake Down South at 433 King St. or try our Savor the Flavors of Upper King Street Tour and we’ll stop off at Cupcake at the end of the tour for a sweet sample.