The owner of Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes is set to open a third location in Lacey next month, filling a spot that was recently left vacant by another cupcake business.
The business that closed was Bonjour Cupcakes, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.
“I just wanted to announce that both the Olympia and Lacey retail locations are closed for good,” the owner or owners wrote, adding that the business is accepting large catering orders for events that need cupcakes or cakes.
“Thank you to everyone who supported us over the last five years.”
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The Bonjour owner/owners could not be reached Thursday. The Olympia location was on Capitol Way; the Lacey location was off Pacific Avenue in Lacey Market Square, near Fred Meyer.
Rachel Young, owner of a growing Thurston County cupcake business called Miss Moffett’s, said Thursday that she plans to open a third location, along with another business, in the former Bonjour Lacey location.
Miss Moffett’s will share the space with Elle’s Floral Design, she said. After she gets approval from the Thurston County Health Department, Young expects to open in about mid-August.
Young, 32, made a splash in the world of cupcakes after she and her mother, Victoria Cunningham, appeared on the Food Network TV show “Cupcake Wars” in 2013.
It was after that show that Young got serious about retail. Her first store opened near the Olympia Farmers Market, which filled a spot left by Sweet Charley B’s Cupcakery, and then she opened her second location at Capital Mall on Olympia’s west side. Lacey is next, she said.
Young said she learned Bonjour was closing because she started to hear from their former customers who needed cupcakes for their wedding events.
When asked whether the South Sound cupcake market is oversaturated, Young replied, “I’m under the belief that there’s enough business for everybody.”
Young attributed her success to listening to her customers and incorporating their ideas into the cupcakes, as well as networking and bringing samples to local businesses.
“We want to make sure our product can taste as good as it can,” she said.
The Thurston Economic Development Council named Miss Moffett’s the 2014 new business of the year.