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Specialty Cupcake Craze Hits Bellevue with New Shop


Three Tiers Contemporary Cakes and Cupcakes will be opening at the end of the month along Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue.  The shop will offer specialty cakes and cupcakes that shop owner Angela Gallo says are perfect for weddings, birthdays, showers and other special events.

Gallo says that growing up around her mother who is also a chef is what got her interested in specialty cakes.  "I took a cake decorating class and fell in love with it, so I decided to go to culinary school so I could take my skill set to another level."

Everything from Three Tiers is made from scratch with no shortening in any of the products.  Gallo says that she intends to use fruit from local farmers markets and products that will help her "create the highest quality cakes and cupcakes."

Three Tiers will be joining the specialty cupcake craze that has swept the nationís cities for the past several years, and includes local boutique shops like Take the Cake in Northside and SugarPlums CupCakery in Milford.

These specialty bakeries focus on style and taste, and seem to be taking control of the sweet tooth market.  While Three Tiers also produces specialty cakes, the cupcakes will surely be a popular draw at their 321 Fairfield Avenue shop.

The shop will be located within a three story brick structure built in 1900, and will occupy the ground-level retail space.  Gallo says that customers should expect a "bright and welcoming" shop that will be both chic and elegant.  Customers will also be able to see where and how the cakes are made as there is no dividing wall between the kitchen and front counter.

Shop owner Angela Gallo says that there will be a range of six-to-ten cupcake flavors with five-to-six different flavored icings.  Gallo goes on to say that the types of cupcakes will change with the seasons and will also be open to customer suggestions.  Mini-cupcakes will sell for 95 cents and standard size cupcakes will be $1.95.

Bellevue seemed to be a natural fit for Gallo's new shop with all of the revitalization ongoing and the up and coming feel of the historic town as Gallo describes it.  "The small business owners support each other and the community itself really tries to support all the local businesses," says Gallo whose mother also owns Mrs. Teapots Tea Room just a few doors down.

The new shop will offer scheduled cake tastings, and be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those looking to grab a quick cupcake treat.  If you would like to schedule an appointment to taste Three Tiersí cake creations you can contact them by calling 859-431-CAKE(2253).

Writer: Randy A. Simes
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