VELVET CUPCAKES FROST THEIR WAY INTO COLUMBIA -Valerie Guglielmi/J2150F News Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Velvet Cupcake is a new gourmet cupcake store in Columbia on Eighth Street. Catie Day, an employee, said the store opened in December, 2011.
Day said their cupcakes are unique in comparison to others in Columbia because they use imported ingredients.
“We have a lot of higher up ingredients that make our cupcakes gourmet,” Day said.
Day said The Velvet Cupcake is another extension to The Tiger Hotel, just like their bar and dance club, that gives Columbia something it never had before.
The new shop has attracted many customers, from college students to businessmen.
“You can’t have a bad conversation over a gourmet cupcake,” Day said. “Customers come in just to talk and hang out while enjoying a delicious treat.”
Business at The Velvet Cupcake is off to a great start.