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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Oh My Cupcakes!

Oh My Cupcakes! is way more than a storefront that sells cupcakes. We want to invite you in and share some of our history and fun facts. We want  you to feel like we sell more than cupcakes, too.

In order for us to get to know each other a little better, we’ve compiled a list of 20 things that you may not know about Oh My Cupcakes!

We had so much fun walking down memory lane as we compiled this list, it originally started off as “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Oh My Cupcakes!” and quickly turned into “20 Things.”

So it begins…

#1 The first retail location of Oh My Cupcakes! opened her doors April 1st, 2010, thus beginning the start of a beautiful journey. Shoutout to Pamela Miller for being the first official customer!

#2 Our founding verse is “Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed” Proverbs 16:3.

#3 The store was nearly called “Cupcake Days.” Melissa’s five year old son, Brandon, inspired her when he started saying, “Oh My Cupcakes!” instead of “Oh My Goodness!”

#4 We have a secret menu item called the “Frosting Shot” where you can purchase JUST the frosting. We just warn you not to give it to your kids too close to bedtime…

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#5 We use around 240 lbs of butter a week in our recipes. You know what else weighs 240 lbs? A female lion…fierce.

#6 We ship nationwide! We’ve shipped cupcakes as near as Mitchell and as far as Seattle to the Amazon headquarters.

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#7 The New York Yankees have gotten a sugar rush from our cupcakes!

#8 We can put your face on a cupcake!!!!!!! Say what?! Talk to a Cupcake Ninja to see how in the world this is possible.

#9 In 2012, a  young girl that made it her mission to try every single one of our cupcakes..and succeeded. Could you beat the challenge?!

#10 Our current 57th & Bridges location opened her doors on August 6th, 2013.  Shoutout to Linda Blom for waiting outside even before our doors opened!

#11 Underneath nearly every surface in our Bridges location are handwritten messages from all the Cupcake Ninjas. Many left quotes, blessings to the workers that helped build the interior, and Bible verses. We wanted the foundation of Oh My Cupcakes! to hold words of love and gratitude for every person that steps foot through our door.

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#12 One of our biggest wedding orders was 97 dozen cupcakes…nearly 1,200 cupcakes. But what makes it better? The wedding was for a group of unlikely cupcake lovers: a bunch of burly bikers!

#13 When we deliver cupcakes, people often include a card message that we hand-write and attach to the box. One of our favorite card messages was going to a dentist’s office. The card read: “Thanks for fixing my jacked up teeth!”

#14 In 2013, Oh My Cupcakes! was honored to win South Dakota-Woman-Owned-Small Business of the Year with the Small Business Association.

#15 Melissa, the founder of Oh My Cupcakes!, wrote an interactive-inspirational leadership book about Oh My Cupcakes! called “Fingers in the Frosting.” She is currently working on her second book.

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#16 Our busiest day is Valentine’s Day with well over 1,000 customer transactions. We bake everything fresh from scratch and begin that day between midnight and two a.m.

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#17 Oh My Cupcakes! has twice been named on a list of top 50 cupcake shops in the nation, once ranking at #17.

#18 We have a fun way to bring the party home with you. We have these cool things called Party Kits! We include two cupcakes, a bag of delicious buttercream  and two pods of sprinkle and candy toppings.

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#19 For all of you familiar with June Cleaver, she was one of the inspirations behind the elegant vintage theme to the store. We wanted a theme that was a nod to simpler times, where things like baking homemade, from scratch, and with love were important.

#20 We keep waiting for the day one of us is tired of eating cupcakes…still hasn’t happened! 

Our favorite thing is to get to know you, so we thought we’d offer a chance for you to get to know us.

We Are New

It’s that time of year again when everything is new. Life surrounds us, introducing something fresh to this world. It feels like the beginning of a new chapter as spring starts her work. She thaws the frozen ground beneath us and brings a brightness, coloring the upcoming season. With spring comes a fresh-feeling energy. Revival.

Before I get any further, you may be wondering who in the world is authoring these words, so I’ll clear the air: my name is Kelly Nelson and I am a 2016 graduate of Augustana University, a product of the English, Communications, and Religion departments. (Go Humanities!)

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Nelson at Augustana University Class of 2016 Graduation. Photo Submitted by Pamela Nelson.

I fell into my role at Oh My Cupcakes! about 8 months ago as I searched for a new beginning in my post-graduate life. For those of you familiar with moving forward and starting over, that feeling is a dichotomy of both anxiety and relief. Luckily, in my post-grad job, I feel less like I gained a job and more like I gained a family. Though my blood-related family resides 180 miles away in Minnesota, I’ve never felt so at home in a place. Jumping (or falling) into post-grad life is nothing college can really prepare you for. But, like with any change of direction comes that new, fresh feeling, like putting on a brand new pair of shoes. In the beginning, there’s a feeling of discomfort and uncertainty, but with time, you slowly and surely ease into the shoes, gaining ground, reassurance and freedom with every step.

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A group of cupcake ninjas pose around a custom cupcake cake. Photo Submitted by Mariah Logan.

 

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The early morning crew is all smiles. Photo Submitted by Mariah Logan.

When you think about it, we are faced with newness every day. Today will bring something tomorrow never brought. New thoughts, new ideas, new interactions with people. Working in a customer service-oriented place, there is not much monotony. With every person that walks through the doors of Oh My Cupcakes!, walks a living, breathing, blinking story. Someone bringing something different to the day. Those of us that are fortunate enough to work at Oh My Cupcakes! realize that we are less in the business of cupcakes and more in the business of people.

That is the reason for this blog. Every day we hear stories from those we interact with: many stories making us laugh, many moving us to tears, and many we will never forget. We have discovered that cupcakes are not just simply a sweet treat, but a vehicle that forges connections with people.

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People young and old gather in communion around cupcakes. Photo submitted by Mariah Logan.

Because of what we believe in at Oh My Cupcakes!, we wanted a place to share the stories we hear so that they might broaden your world as they have broadened ours. After all, without stories, our worlds would be so, so small. So, please, listen and tell. The world needs it. We hope with each day, you find newness in your story.

❤️ A Package for Everyone ❤️

Love is in the air, everywhere! Think Valentine’s Day doesn’t apply to you? Valentine’s Day isn’t only about relationships, it’s about showing love and appreciation to those around you! We’d love to help you send some special sentiments with one of our “sweet” Valentine’s Day packages or a cupcake heart bouquet. Our packages are great because you don’t have to guess what the best flavors are; we’ve selected them for you! View the full package details below and pick the one (or several) you want! Valentine’s Day is less than one week away, (yep, only a few days from today) so we wanted to be that tiny Cupid sitting on your shoulder, gently reminding you to get your order in SOON so you can be guaranteed just the cupcakes you’re looking for. Your sweetie will thank you.

Give us a ring at (605)310-6742 to order, or go Order Ninja by clicking here! With sweet gratitude, Melissa and the Cupcake Ninjas

Adore

Contains a mix of 12 different mini cupcakes: Party Animal, The Zebra, Pleasantville, The Marilyn(x2), Chocolate Peanut Butter Attack, Triple Chocolate Meltdown, Lemon Drop, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cupid’s Kiss (x2), Chocolate Cherry Reserve.

Available On
February 13th & February 14th

N/A Standard  |  $18.00 Mini

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Beloved

Contains 4 of each February seasonal cupcake: Cupid’s Kiss, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Chocolate Cherry Reserve. Standard size, 12 total.

Available On
February 13th & February 14th

$35.00 Standard  |  N/A Mini

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Cupcake Heart Bouquet

Twenty-one gourmet cupcakes frosted with vanilla bean buttercream and crafted into a lovely heart. A fondant heart tops the bouquet to wish your sweetie a Happy Valentine’s Day. Available in vanilla, chocolate or a mix of both flavors.

Please allow 4 hour lead time.

Available thru February 14th

$65.00 21 Cupcakes

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Smitten

Contains 2 of each February seasonal cupcake: Cupid’s Kiss, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Chocolate Cherry Reserve. Standard size, 6 total.

Available February 13th & 14th only!

$18.00 Half Dozen

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Cherish

Contains a mix of 12 different standard size cupcakes: Party Animal, Pleasantville, The Marilyn, The Zebra, Chocolate Peanut Butter Attack, Triple Chocolate Meltdown, Lemon Drop, Cookie Monster, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cupid’s Kiss, Little Red Dress, Chocolate Cherry Reserve.

Available February 13th & 14th only!

$35.00 Dozen

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

To moms like mine, who like cake more than flowers. You deserve flowers, cake AND so much more. We love you, Mom! Reserve this limited edition Cupcake Bouquet for your mom by calling 605-310-6742. Only a few more reservations for these gorgeous bouquets are available now through Saturday, May 7th.

 

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Conceal & Carry Cupcakes for Insiders!

Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up with one of our free Conceal and Carry cupcakes available only to our Cupcake Insider’s Club members! How do you join our Insider’s Club you ask?! Text CUPCAKE to 605-610-0759. Show the Cupcake Ninja at the counter that you’re a member of our Insider’s Club and we’ll give you a conceal and carry cupcake today with no questions asked! The Ninjas have baked up a limited edition special flavor just for YOU today, Friday, January 15th! We’re so thankful that you continue to support the crew at Oh My Cupcakes and continue to help us spread our mission of shining God’s love and making people smile with cupcakes. We look forward to seeing you soon!

P.S. While you’re here enjoy Crazy Days at the Bridges with our pop up shop from Oh My Word Luxury Paperie.  You’ll find 60% off ALL Christmas items and 30% off all 2016 planners (including kate spade new york) this weekend only! Or stop in to any Bridges merchant and you may win a random act of crazy! Stay warm, sunshine!

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