Faces of Fairfax City: CupCakes & Beyond
What’s moist, delicious, delightful, and will make you oh so happy? Come to CupCakes & Beyond and experience it for yourself! You will find both traditional and unique flavors of cupcakes that are decadent yet not super-sweet, moist, creamy, and so scrumptious it’s hard to have just one. They are freshly made with the highest quality ingredients by very experienced bakers, Markeeta and Vada Smith.
They have daily offerings of cupcakes on the menu, and also special order flavors like Rocky Road, Creamsicle, and Smore’s. You can also order Boozy Cupcakes – Bailey’s Irish Cream, White Russian, and Maple Bacon & Bourbon among others! They also custom-make full size cakes and cookies for your special occasions.
Stop by and try a cupcake (or more)! While there, enjoy the beautiful artwork on display. The artist-in-residence, Ariana Smith, is an employee.
Read more about CupCakes and Beyond below from the owner, Vada Smith.
Tell us a little about CupCakes & Beyond.
We are a specialty cupcake, cake and coffee company. We offer specialty cupcakes and cakes in addition to savory lunch items such as flat breads and sandwiches.
What makes CupCakes & Beyond unique in Fairfax?
We bake daily from our kitchen and design specialty cupcakes and cakes to duplicate any unique designs our customers desires.
What encouraged you to take the leap to get started?
This is our third year in Fairfax City; we built the bakery from the bottom up. We started as an online catering company focused on buffets for weddings, baby showers, graduations and different private events. We felt that a brick and mortar store was the next progression in our business if we can find a good location.
What inspired you to open CupCakes & Beyond in Fairfax City?
The location we found in the city was, in our opinion, a growing area with a lot of diversity and on a busy highway.
What do you enjoy most about having a business in Fairfax City?
I enjoy the way the city supports and promotes our small business.
How has CupCakes & Beyond changed since its opening?
We have seen drastic changes due to COVID and have had to adjust the business model to more of a take out/delivery bakery.
What do customers say they love about CupCakes & Beyond?
Customers love that we take their ideas for specialty cakes and cupcakes and make it a reality.
What are some of your fondest memories or biggest successes since you’ve opened?
We made cupcakes for the US Army Band, and have made cupcakes for several hotels, high schools, middle schools, and colleges.
What’s next for you and CupCakes & Beyond?
We are developing more menu items and looking to start serving breakfast.
Are there any fun facts you would like residents and visitors to know?
We have a mini art gallery and would to love to offer any inspiring artist to display in our store.
When you’re not working, where in Fairfax City do you like to spend your time?
I’m a big foodie and I love visiting local restaurants; I enjoy all the small ones.
How can people follow you on social media?
Our website: https://cupcakesandbeyondva.com/