The Cupcake Story
Teresa started baking cupcakes as a young teenager in a foster home. Like most teens, she complained about being bored one day when her foster mom handed her a family recipe box. Teresa discovered the cupcake recipe, and has baking it since.
After much persuasion from friends and family Teresa took cupcakes for the first time to the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmer's Market in 2009. In 2011 That One Cupcake Place became the official name.
In 2012 a friend told her about the NewBo City Market. After applying, presenting, and taking samples Teresa was chosen as a full time, permanent vendor. On October 27th of 2012 the market was unveiled and 20,000 people came through the doors that weekend. It didn't take long to figure out the 200 square foot booth wasn't enough. Regrettably there was no way Teresa could keep up with demand and do the Downtown Farmer's Market, so it had to be put on hold for That One Cupcake Place.
In January of 2013 the Hiawatha lease was signed. It took a while to get things just right. There were delays, contractor disputes, and oven drama. Finally on November 10th of 2014 the doors were opened. In April of 2015 Sundays were added to Hiawatha, and it's been open 7 days a week at 10AM since (forgiving holidays and extreme snow days).
That One Cupcake Place made a triumphant return to the Downtown Farmer's Market in 2015, and even participated in the first ever Market After Dark.
We still hand scoop every batch. We don't use box mixes. Nothing is ever frozen. We use a local, amazing dairy...Hansen's Dairy. We even sell their ice cream, milk and butter in our Hiawatha store. Our boxes are from a local, Iowa business. Our stickers are from a local, Iowa business. We use Roaster's coffee in our cupcakes and for sale in our store. Check us out, and taste why we're different.