Ever find yourself wishing you had a freshly baked cupcake but not wanting to leave the house to buy one? Heaven Cupcake is here for you. Founded in 2010 by Erik and Cori Larsen, this bakery specializes in cupcakes and delivers them straight to your door.
The original plan was to start a cupcake food truck, but the Larsens quickly realized the delivery-only business model was a better fit for them. Since then, they've competed three times on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, and recently moved to India to start another bakery. But that doesn't mean they've abandoned their first venture here in Salt Lake City. Local business is going strong, and they even have plans in the works to sell mixes online so anyone in the world can try their celestial confections.
Creative director and head baker Ellie Madsen loves her job. "We work really hard to provide a valuable service," she says. "We deliver so many birthday cupcakes to University of Utah students who are away from their families on their special day but still know they're loved; we've delivered relationship apology cupcakes, baby announcement and gender-reveal cupcakes and so many more."
After three years with the company, she says one of her favorite parts of the gig is crafting custom orders. "We've made so many crazy and fun cupcakes, including building a cupcake replica of the Spiral Jetty for a Friends of the Great Salt Lake event," she says.
For bakers Jessica Mitton and Theresa Boswell, the best part is delivering their treats. "I love when they are surprised," Mitton says. "No one is grumpy when you bring them cupcakes," Boswell adds.
Fellow baker Bonnie Mortensen enjoys the creative process. "We are making not only something delicious to the taste, but lovely to behold," she says.
And their ordering/delivery system couldn't be easier. California resident Amanda Hill says her experience ordering a dozen cupcakes for a friend in Utah was above average. "Being out of state, this was important to me." she says. "I actually messed something up during my initial order and they quickly got ahold of me and fixed it. Then I had to change my order—again—and they were so flexible and nice about it."
With standard flavors like cherry limeade, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, red velvet and peanut butter, there is something for everyone to love. At the moment, they have two delivery-only locations, including one in San Diego. They require at least 24-hour advance notice before hand delivery, which is a flat $8 fee for anywhere in the Salt Lake Valley or northern San Diego.