Why we started our Cupcake Journey
This shop was opened in remembrance of a wonderful man named Jerry Gunter. We looked for ways to remember this lively man and came across this wonderful franchise and decided it would be the perfect match, all because he LOVED cake and ice cream. We welcome you with open arms and our main goal is for you to leave happier than when you came in. There is not a single day that goes by that he isn't thought about. We celebrate each day we are given and we love to share that joy with all our customers as well!
I am a mom to 3 awesome kiddos and Grammy to a few. I have been in the medical profession for many years and married to a man, Jerry, I was totally and madly in love with. Jerry passed away from Pancreatic Cancer October 31, 2013. I was never the same. I tried to go back to nursing and just could not do it. I was broken and lost. My youngest daughter, Madie, moved back home to help me recover. It was long, dark and difficult, but over time I started to come back to reality.
A long time friend had just opened a Smallcakes in a near by city. Madie and I entertained the idea and after much research and long conversations, together, we made the decision to buy our franchise. In honor of Jerry, we worked and fought to open our shop October 31, 2016 with the hope that anyone walking through our doors would leave with a smile on their face and a treat in their hand. Madie is my rock. She has been by my side every step in this process and brings to the business a skill set given by God. Zac, my son, has a beautiful contagious energy about him, and comes to the shop when he can. We work hard and magic happens.
I have always lived on the right side of my brain, and struggled throughout school with subjects like science and math... but I always fell in love with art and writing. My mother always encouraged me to make art, and definitely saw it as one of my strengths. Because of her I now do, as well.
I graduated high school in 2013 and made my move over to Tulsa to help take care of my mother after the passing of my step father. I had no idea what I wanted to do with myself or my life, but I knew it had to involve art, as it was the only thing I was truly passionate about.
At the age of 20, my mother and I decided to embark on this super sweet journey and open up a cupcake franchise! I was not a baker before this, only an artist. I had no idea what I was walking in to, and I don't think that my mom did either. We are still learning as we go, and I am very excited to see where the future takes us! There is absolutely no other person in this world that I could have done this with and there is no other person in this world that I would have willingly done this with. It is very fitting that I chose to open this shop with my best friend and biggest mentor/role model, and has been an absolute honor to build this shop in memorial of my step father; one of the kindest, SWEETEST men you would have ever met.