“I’m a vegetarian,” Krista Tevar explains, “and I didn’t want to feed my 2-year-old son junk. So we decided there was probably a market for a healthier alternative to other sweets.”
Last year, she and her sister opened Sugar Cupcakery, featuring delicious organic, gluten-free and vegan cupcakes. The fledgling business was supposed to let her spend more time with her family. But then they were chosen to appear on Cupcake Wars, a Food Network cooking competition. Excited and surprised, Tevar says, “The night it first aired, our Web site got over 2,000 hits!”
The episode re-airs July 13 just as the shop prepares to make its tasty treats available for shipping nationwide, including her son’s current favorite: organic strawberry.
CityBeat: Where’d you have your last great meal and what was it?
Krista Tevar: I love the savory strawberry pizza with balsamic, ricotta and rosemary at 20 Brix.
But the stuffed Portobello mushroom with homemade salsa at MJ’s on Main is great, too. Can I say both?
CB: Sure. And what’s your favorite non-cupcake dessert?
KT: Gelato from Dojo. And (Columbus’) Jeni’s Ice Cream. We’ve met the owners and use the same Web designer. It’s great to see small businesses like theirs doing so well in this economy!
SUGAR CUPCAKERY, 32 Main St, Milford, 513-340-3930 or www.sugarcupcakery.com.