My good friend Karri has a wonderfully smart and funny daughter, Tyler, who recently turned 14. Karri, an avid home cook and baker (I’m still in awe of what she cooked for my bachelorette party back in the day), said Tyler chose to have a cupcake decorating party at The Cake Decorator Shoppe in Chalet Place.
Now if you haven’t been in The Cake Decorator Shoppe, you might have a preconceived notion about it … forget that. I don’t bake a lot, but even I love to wander around the store, getting all sorts of ideas for what I could do. Susie, who owns the shop with her husband, Brian, stocks a jaw-dropping number of different cake pans, darling baking cups and various supplies for candy and chocolate molding and cupcake and cake decorating.
And they offer parties. Party goers young and old can choose between a cake, cupcake, cake pop or paper doll cookie decorating party, all of which start at $150 and include an instructor, balloons and beverages.
I stopped by Tyler’s cupcake decorating party on the way to a dinner party and was very sorry I had double booked myself. I could have stayed the entire time and been entirely happy. The things Susie, Tyler and Tyler’s friends Annaliese and Jules made out of cupcakes, little pieces of licorice, M&Ms and frosting were amazing.
The Cake Decorator Shoppe
5609 Summitview Ave., Yakima