Back in business, Intoxibakes to expand with another bakery

March 13, 2018

With a legislative resolution, Intoxibakes is back in business, and it’s also expanding with a new bakery that will sell nonalcoholic treats.

Grandma’s Pantry will offer baked goods such as pies, cupcakes, cookies and bars, said Holly Jorgenson, who owns Intoxibakes with her daughter, Josie Layton, and future daughter-in-law Shannon Gilbertson.

The bakery will be a store-within-a-store concept, operating out of The 1948 Trading Company in Brandon, which Jorgenson’s husband, Matt, owns. Layton also works there.

“It will be a traditional bakery with items made from our grandmas’ recipe boxes,” Jorgenson said.

The desserts will be made in the same bakery kitchen in Parker used by Intoxibakes, which sells its alcohol-infused cupcakes and other baked goods online and delivers them to customers.

Eventually, the bakeries might have their own storefront.

“We don’t want to invest too much until we see how it goes,” she said. For now, “we’re putting a few tables and chairs in a back room (at The 1948 Trading Company) so people can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and a roll.”

The store, which sells gifts, home decor and jewelry, has a display filled with 200 flavors of coffee in individual pods that customers can buy and brew on-site.

Intoxibakes cupcakes probably will be available at the store on the weekends, Jorgenson said.

They’re hoping to have Grandma’s Pantry operating before the end of April and will have samples available at The 1948 Trading Company, 721 N. Splitrock Blvd., on April 7 for the town’s Spring Fever shopping event.

Jorgenson, Layton and Gilbertson have been able to return their focus to growing their bakeries now that the legal battle is over.

They launched Intoxibakes on Nov. 1, 2017, but suspended operations in early February after learning the business was in violation of the state’s food safety law because of the alcohol in the desserts.

They found support in the South Dakota Legislature, which passed a law legalizing alcohol in candies or confections up to 0.5 percent by weight. On Friday, the governor signed the bill, which went into effect immediately.

To celebrate, Intoxibakes asked customers on Facebook to vote for their favorite flavors and then took orders for variety packs with the winning choices. The women baked cupcakes until 3 a.m. Saturday and delivered them from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day to dozens of customers in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg, Canton, Tea and Hartford and a few on Sunday.

While they had been trying to grow the business slowly, continuing to work at other jobs, the legislative battle has “kind of lit a fire under us,” Jorgenson said.

“We’re even more determined now for it to be a success.”

New bakery features alcohol-flavored desserts

Back in business, Intoxibakes to expand with another bakery

With a legislative resolution, Intoxibakes is back in business, and it’s also expanding with a new bakery that will sell nonalcoholic treats.

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