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Dec. 20, 2018
A bakery that makes alcohol-infused cupcakes is moving to downtown Sioux Falls.
Intoxibakes plans to open in the first-floor marketplace of the Jones421 Building on North Phillips Avenue in February.
“With the foot traffic coming through, that will be a great location,” said Holly Jorgenson, who started the business with her daughter, Josie Layton, and future daughter-in-law, Shannon Gilbertson, in November 2017.
They’re excited about the potential with the opening of outdoor music venue Levitt at the Falls next summer, additional downtown residents coming with The Cascade apartments and future development of the Sioux Steel site.
Intoxibakes will take over the MK Threads space after the women’s clothing boutique moves into a larger suite on the first floor of the condominium building that’s north of Sixth Street.
“We’ll have our own kitchen in there,” Jorgenson said. “We love the bakery out in Parker but not the drive, so it will be great to be in our own spot and have our own kitchen.”
Intoxibakes started as an online shop, taking orders on its website, baking in rented kitchen space in Parker and delivering cupcakes to customers. The menu features varieties such as Fireball, Rumchata, Red Velvet Hennessy, Chocolate Fudge Red Wine and Tequila Rose. The business was forced to shut down for several weeks at the beginning of the year until the South Dakota Legislature passed a law legalizing a small amount of alcohol in candies or confections.
In April, Intoxibakes also started selling cupcakes out of The 1948 Trading Company in Brandon, which Jorgenson’s husband, Matt, owns. That business is closing at the end of the month, but the women have been looking for their own storefront in Sioux Falls for the past year.
“We found the right location, time and price,” she said.
Running the business out of the same location as the kitchen will allow Intoxibakes to do more on-demand orders and to expand into shipping, Jorgenson said. The bakery also will expand its offerings.
“We’re hoping to offer a much bigger variety of things,” Jorgenson said. “At the Trading Company, we would just bring in cupcakes two times a week. This way, we can bake throughout the day.”
They hope to expand the boozy line into more than just cupcakes and plan to experiment with baked goods such as cheesecakes and brownies.
The new space also will include Grandma’s Pantry, their line of nonalcoholic baked goods that come from family recipes.
They haven’t decided the bakery’s hours, but Jorgenson said they’ll open early when the marketplace’s coffee shop does, serving muffins and perhaps doughnuts.
An online bakery specializing in alcohol-infused cupcakes that survived a legal challenge in its first few months of business is moving into a storefront in downtown Sioux Falls.