You may have noticed a hot pink awning driving through Broad Ripple. This is home to Smallcakes – a new midtown dessert destination, which opened its second area location this past weekend. The other location which opened in 2016 lies on the Southside in Greenwood. Smallcakes is known for its bright design and wide array of cupcakes & cupcake-infused ice cream.
Smallcakes’ menu isn’t imited to cupcakes and ice cream – allowing customers to be creative with ice cream cookie sandwiches and their famous ‘Smallcakes Smash.’ The Smash is a sprinkle and icing rimmed glass with two scoops of the ice cream of your choice, topped with the cupcake of your choice. Patrons will have nine ice cream flavors to choose from at a time, but Smallcakes has over 130 rotating ice cream flavors – all made in house – to match the nearly 300 rotating cupcake recipes.
Smallcakes was founded in 2008 in Kansas City by “Cupcakes Wars” star Jeff Martin who appeared on seasons one, two and seven. USA TODAY then recognized Smallcakes as one of the ‘Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country’ back in 2012.
Franchise owner Megan Evans and her husband fell in love with the cupcakery, which has over 200 stores worldwide, while traveling in Florida in 2014. They immediately set things in motion to open their first store. The couple also owns the licensing for all the Central Indiana territories so more locations may be on the way soon.
Unfortunately the Greenwood location is limited to just cupcakes; however it handles all catering requests which includes weddings, birthday parties and cake orders. The Greenwood location closes at 8 PM daily and closed on Sundays while the Broad Ripple location has longer hours — open til 10 PM on weekdays and 11 PM on the weekends.