Cupcakes, cookies, macaroons, muffins, tarts, croissants…you can’t swing a rolling pin these days without hitting a sweet shop somewhere in town. Come May 6, you’ll be able to sink your sweet tooth into goodies at Pearl’s Bake Shoppe between Sweethaus and the Albemarle Baking Company on West Main in the historic Peyton-Ellington Building at 711 West Main Street. The Richmond-based cupcake-centric bakery comes with an impressive resumé. Open since 2010 on Richmond’s Grove Avenue, the shop’s cupcakes have been voted Richmond’s best by Richmond Magazine, and last year, Virginia Living Magazine voted them the state’s best. Sweet!
The inspiration for the venture has some local roots, as co-owner Laurie Chapman Blakey says it came from her grandmother, Pearl Gentry Chapman, who lived her entire life in Greene County.
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