Olympia Baking Co. takes over Abby’s Cookies and Cupcakes space

Gluten-free cupcakes
Gluten-free cupcakes Olympian file photo

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story described the ownership of the new business incorrectly. This story has been modified and edited to clarify.

The Olympia cupcake scene is experiencing change.

A new business, Olympia Baking Co., has bought Abby’s Cookies and Cupcakes and is now doing business at Abby’s old location at 108 22nd Ave. SW in the South Capitol neighborhood.

Willis Maxfield, who was a chef at Gardner’s Seafood & Pasta, is the new proprietor. His baking business is entirely gluten free — including the Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes he sells. Miss Moffett’s is the creation of Rachel Young, who is Maxfield’s fiance.

Maxfield said Friday the bakery will soon become a bistro as well, offering soups that also will be gluten free.

Meanwhile, Miss Moffett’s Mystical Cupcakes has closed its Capital Mall store. The move was announced on Facebook.

“Thank you so much for your patience with our journey to find a permanent home,” the Miss Moffett’s email reads.

The owner of Abby’s announced on Facebook that it was time to move on to other adventures.

“Thank you for all of your wonderful support over the past seven years!! It has been an exciting and rewarding time filled with many special memories of sharing our treats with this great community.”

The Facebook announcement also adds that Abby’s will still offer catering to all booked weddings and events in 2019. All coupons and gift certificates, including Math for Life cupcake cards, will still be honored, the announcement reads.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.