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Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop – a South Austin Cupcake Favorite

published on February 23, 2012

A bakery means serious business when it has its own mission statement, and Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop on South 1st Street, close to south Austin neighborhoods like Sendera, Olympic Heights, and Circle C, has a clear one: “to provide our guests with unparalleled customer service and the freshest, most delicious baked goods around. Your mission is to try them all.” The response of Austinites has been equally clear: challenge accepted.

Bakery owners Olivia and Steve O’Neal first dreamed up the concept for Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop after realizing they had the perfect combination for a successful bakery: Olivia loved to bake, and Steve loved to taste test. A recipe for a successful venture, Sugar Mama’s was born shortly after. The true foundation of the bakery is the amount of heart the couple has put into it, as Sugar Mama’s has grown rapidly in renown since its inception, with much of the couple’s profits reinvested into the community through donations to local charities and a commitment to keeping Austin green through recycled or compostable materials, zero waste initiatives, composting food scraps, and chemical free products used in house.

The from-scratch recipes are what make the bakery popular, though. Each one is created by Olivia herself, using only high quality ingredients, locally sourced, cage-free eggs, no preservatives, and no shortcuts to baking the most delicious variety of cupcakes possible.

One reviewer eagerly exclaims, “Sugar Mama’s always has fresh, moist, incredibly delicious cupcakes.  I love that different days of the week feature different flavors–so if you want a particular one you have to learn the schedule!  Of course, there are several basics that are always available…unless they sell out, which is often.”

Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop - a South Austin FavoriteLuckily, if you can’t make it to Sugar Mama’s before they sell out, you can order delivery anywhere in Austin. The bakery also caters to vegans, gluten free cupcake lovers, and brides, creating multi-tier wedding cakes and sheet cakes for any occasion.

Cupcakes make an excellent gift for newcomers to Austin, or those just arrived and starting a new Austin home search. If you’d like to live in a city where you can get your Sugar Mama’s fix whenever a sweet tooth strikes, contact an Austin realtor today.

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