July 18, 2008
Be still my heart. Cupcake heaven is expanding.
Tracy Dueck of Tracycakes Bakery Cafe in Fort Langley has announced the expansion of her business.
She’s making the world – okay, it’s actually on the Fraser Valley, but close enough – a little bit sweeter. If you haven’t already checked out the original Tracycakes store, which is located in the historic Marr House on Glover Road in the heart of the village, plan to stop in.
While she serves up continental breakfasts, salads and light lunches such as quiche, chilli and shepherd’s pie, I prefer her array of soups worthy of slurping. I’m told she makes a mean Borscht and great chicken noodle soup, but I can only speak to the mouthwatering flavour of her creamy homemade chicken vegetable soup.
All those dishes aside, however, I have to confess it’s really her cupcakes that are to die for.
With more than 35 irresistible varieties offered, she bakes up only a limited quantity each day to ensure freshness. With that in mind, I’ll warn you that if you’re heading out to Fort Langley on the weekend – stop by early or miss out.
The other option, which I’ve already alluded to, is sampling her wares at the new shop on Montrose Avenue in Abbotsford.
“It has been my dream to create a place where people can connect over tea, coffee, a light meal and, of course, my signature cupcakes in an atmosphere that is rich in beauty and ambience,” Dueck said.
“It’s amazing to me how well the concept has been received in the Valley since we first opened about a year and a half ago. Having a second location in Abbotsford means we’ll be better equipped to deal with the growing demand for all of our menu items and allow us to better serve our community, one person at a time.”