Meet Tara Smith & Whitney Hicks, Owner & Head Chef at The Cupcake Queen in Waxhaw, NC.
The Cupcake Queen is known in Waxhaw and throughout the Charlotte Region for their delicious desserts.
Tara Smith created The Cupcake Queen in honor of her late mother, who she says is "the real Cupcake Queen."
Waxhaw's Cupcake Bakery & More
Originally baking out of her home kitchen, Tara tells the story of how she started her business in Waxhaw, starting at the Town of Waxhaw's annual "Fright Night" event and becoming a brick & mortar when Waxhaw Creamer moved to a larger location in town.
201 W. South Main Street in Waxhaw must be blessed because now The Cupcake Queen is starting to look for a bigger location!
In addition to cupcakes, they also make and sell 13 flavors of cheesecake, their popular 4-inch cake, cake pops, macarons, and ice cream!
Black-Owned & Woman-Owned
The Cupcake Queen is a thriving Black-Owned, Woman-Owned business.
Thanks to the support of loyal customers, The Cupcake Queen made it through a difficult time for small businesses at the start of the pandemic.
With that support, they were even able to grow and hire Head Chef, Whitney Hicks, to expand their menu and offerings.
Watch the interview to get to know Tara and Whitney, and at the ten minute mark, see the desserts!
How to Find The Cupcake Queen
The Cupcake Queen is located at 201 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173.
Reach them by phone at (704) 256-1292, online at www.YourCupcakeQueen.com, and of social media at Facebook.com/thecupcakequeenwaxhaw, or Instagram.com/thecupcakequeenwaxhaw.
About The CLT Life
The CLT Life Presents is an interview series hosted by Jimmy Grappone and featuring small businesses, non- profits and community leaders in and around Charlotte, NC.
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