Inside a small bakery case, cupcakes adorned with Oreo cookies, sugar wafers and even a pair of green frosting legs signal that the freshly opened Yum! aims to satisfy sweet-minded customers.
Open since Labor Day in the compact, free-standing building off of Oakley Square that used to house a neon sign shop, Yum! offers flavored cupcakes made from scratch using recipes owner Peggy Bailey and her employees have perfected through years of personal practice.
Autumnal offerings include apple cider cupcakes and cinnamon roll cupcakes. Summertime favorites, like strawberry lemonade, will no doubt make a strong return next year. In addition to regularly stocking staple flavors—your basic chocolate, vanilla and buttercream—the shop has added cookies and cream cupcakes because of continued popularity.
Baker Pam Cacura shuffles between creating and selling her edible wares, pointing out special offerings like smores’ bars that fill regular trips to Yum! with tasty suprises.
Yum! Gourmet Cupcakes and More, 3923 Isabella Ave., Oakley, open 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 513-351 YUMM.
By Elissa Yancey