August 03, 2013
AVON -- A new cupcake shop is making the city a little sweeter.
Cupcake Wishes, 37000 Detroit Road, officially set up shop July 26 in Avon's old French Creek Tavern building.
According to shop owner Holly Lucas Kennedy, the new business is the first of its kind for the area.
"It's really exciting to bring something different to the area," Kennedy said. "It's about a 20-minute drive to the nearest cupcake shop, so I'm ecstatic that my shop will help to fill a void in the area for those who have a little bit of a sweet tooth."
Kennedy, who has been making cupcakes since age 9, said baking always has been a constant hobby of hers.
"Baking cupcakes is just something that I have always loved doing," Kennedy said. "Cupcakes bring people together and make them happy. That's really my favorite part of doing what I do."
Initially only making cupcakes for family events, Kennedy perfected her craft, baking her way through high school until she eventually started selling them from her home three years ago.
"With me being a stay-at-home mom, a lot of my time was primarily devoted to raising and caring for my son Rocco," she said. "Now that my son is 4 years old, I wanted to do something for me. It's been a little bit of an adjustment being a mom and first-time business owner, but I just felt like it was the right time and so far things are great."
Kennedy stressed that she is not interested in expanding her line of desserts. Continued...
"It's always been cupcakes for me so I really don't care to branch off and make other treats," she said. "Not to toot my own horn or anything, but cupcakes are my forte so I'm sticking with it."
And stick with it she does, offering customers a variety of cupcake flavors with a menu that is updated daily.
"People really like our Arnold Palmer cupcake which is a lemon cupcake with sweet tea buttercream frosting," Kennedy said joyfully. "Another popular flavor is our Bacon Bomb cupcake which is a chocolate cupcake with bacon pieces in it, Heath bar crumble, and a bacon piece on top. There is a such a variety of flavors for people to choose from, but if I had to pick my own favorite cupcake flavor, it would probably be the salted caramel cupcake."
Customers wishing for a quick treat can pick up one of Kennedy's sweet cupcakes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Right now, I bake and sell around 300 cupcakes each day," she said. "Cupcakes have just been flying off the shelves since we opened so normally when that happens, I just close up shop for the day. With all the success we've had lately though, I'm considering baking about 30 percent more cupcakes for customers."
Kennedy also hopes to sell vintage soda and fresh coffee in the future.
For more information about Cupcake Wishes, visit cupcakewishes.com or call 440-934-5550.
Kennedy encourages people to regularly visit the Cupcake Wishes Facebook page to learn about daily specials and new cupcake flavors.
The French Creek
Casual dining by the French Creek at the historical tavern at Detroit Rd. and Rt. 611
NOW OPEN 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. every day
Happy Hour 11 a.m. til 6 p.m. Every Day
Happy Hour 10 p.m. til close Sunday thru Thursday
[Avon's French Creek -- bar, restaurant is back]
Filed on May 22, 2014 by Chronicle-Telegram Staff
y Rob Swindell, The Chronicle-Telegram
AVON -- Brad Snyder and Rossi Norris have resurrected the familiar Avon bar and eatery, The French Creek. Snyder is a CPA who served as a corporate officer for a large real estate company ...
The original French Creek [Tavern] closed in June 2012. Snyder and Norris began construction in January 2013, finishing up in time for a December opening.
"It's always been a bar ever since anyone can remember. We tried to preserve what we could with the ceiling and knotty pine inside," Snyder said.
"A fellow brought in a picture of the bar from the front door, March 1949. The riser was original, and we refinished that. There was a sign in which they sold soup for 20 cents."
With its long history, Snyder discovered the building had special memories for many members of the community. "Dozens of people stopped by and thanked us for saving the building. We heard story after story of the memories people had coming in as a kid," Snyder said, "There is a lot of new construction in town and we wanted to preserve one of the small pieces of history in Avon and make it a nice place for people to meet." ...
Featuring two eating areas plus a large outside deck, The French Creek focuses on fresh food. The menu includes five burgers, chicken, waffles, homemade meatloaf, Buffalo chicken pasta and a surf and turf featuring an eight-ounce filet and lobster ...
Of particular attraction at The French Creek is the 2,100-square-foot outside deck. "It is open-air, near the woods with a privacy fence separating the deck and traffic. It features a creek [French Creek] that runs next to the building out there. People are going to enjoy it," Snyder said.
Contact Rob Swindell at email@example.com.