Amy’s Cake Pop Shop and Boozy Bites will debut a brick-and-mortar in April in Webster Groves
Owner Amy Gamlin, of Gamlin Restaurant Group, has been making cake pops as a hobby for about 10 years. She decided to turn it into a business in 2019 after seeing the success Starbucks had with its cake pop collection. “If people are paying it no problem there, why not for me?” Gamlin explained. Since then, her business has flourished.
“It started off being a couple orders here and there, maybe two on the weekends, and now it's just consistent orders during the week,” Gamlin said. “I basically outgrew my home. I needed to get into my own space so I could also have walk-in business, retail and expand from there.”
Correspondingly, the menu expands far beyond traditional cake pops. While she does sell standard cake pops on a stick, Gamlin offers several variations and new spins on the treat. The boozy bites are cake balls soaked in alcohol. “Being in the restaurant and bar industry, you always have to have a boozy option,” Gamlin said. Flavors include chocolate cake with bourbon, lemon cake with vodka, spice cake with rum and more.
Gamlin also makes cakesicles (boozy and non-boozy), which are a bigger version of a cake pop on a stick. Additionally, there are chocolate-covered Oreos, cake cups, chocolate-covered strawberries and the trendy hot chocolate bombs. “I do it all myself, so I’m really excited to get into a storefront and be able to hire employees and get some help, especially for the holidays,” Gamlin said.
Gamlin said the business came at the perfect time during the pandemic. “Covid exploded my business,” she explained. “It’s really the perfect treat to give to people. To be individually wrapped was perfect with everything going on.”
Amy’s Cake Pop Shop and Boozy Bites will be open by mid- to late April. Orders can be placed online or in person at the storefront location. Hours have not been decided yet, but you can stay up-to-date on Facebook and Instagram.
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