Welcome to the new Cupcake Cottage owned by Botetourt residents, Melinda Amos and Linda St. Clair, who have been friends for five years. It is located in Daleville next to Papa John’s on Roanoke Road. Inside a teenage girl exclaimed to her mother, “This stuff is sooo cute and soo hipster !” $125 later, the duo walked away with Christmas purchased not in Roanoke, but Botetourt County. So cupcakes are not their only sideline! It is a store of unique items that will appeal to mother’s and daughters and grandmothers, too!
In the store which is opened currently only on Tuesday and Thursdays from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. The ladies are serving signature item samples. Divine cupcakes like dreamy Pumpkin Spice with brown sugary icing, Snickers, Pina Colada, Lemon Raspberry– the list is long. ” We went into this business and took classes in baking and cake decorating,” said St. Clair. “We want people to enjoy a quality product.”
Purses, scarves, jewelery, gloves, headbands, house wares– each item not alike, but similar in different colors are also part of the fare. Cute pins with birthstnes are only $5 so the prices range from there up to the low sixties for some purses. “I have been in retail before,” said Amos, I know we pick one of each color.” Women do not want to carry the exact same things their girlfriends have.”
The store will open full time in January. The hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. ” We hope to have a birthday party site here where kids can decorate cupcakes and have fun at a reasonable price,” said St. Clair. They also sell helium balloons which are becoming hard to find.
“We are both people,people, ” said Amos. They are the type who have similar interests but different styles. “I am more classic in style and Melinda is more.. well, funky,” said St. Clair with a laugh.
They located the shop in what they felt was a perfect location for the store. ” It is high traffic and volume and fit the need since we had already picked out the name “Cupcake Cottage of the small house.”
” We have been so happy meeting those who stop in. We look forward to meeting more customers in the near future.”