Cupcake Boom

In this town, people don’t even look the other way when something new opens up. However, a cupcake movement has seemed to occur overnight in Pigeon Forge with businesses specializing in the small pastries popping up at a rapid pace.

In fact, Pigeon Forge has 3 newly minted cupcake shops and all three seem to be doing well, and are very popular among tourists and locals alike. You can surely pin some of pastry’s popularity on hit television shows like Cupcake Wars and Cake Boss. Either way, next time you’re planning a trip to Pigeon Forge put one of these bakeries on your “to do” list.

Nom Nom’s Cupcake Factory is the perfect little snack stop in Pigeon Forge. Located at the Walden’s Landing shopping center, Nom Nom’s three display cases hit you right in the face as you walk in the door. In those cases, you’ll find 20 plus varieties of cupcakes on a given day. From Chocolate Mint to Strawberries and Cream, you’re sure to find a flavor that will appeal to you. In fact, you’ll more than likely find a handful of flavors you’d like to try.

Another of the new cupcake shops is Gigi’s Cupcakes. They offer beautifully decorated cupcakes and each one has about 3-4 inches of icing on top. If you’re lucky you’ll walk in there when they’re offering one of their specials like, “Buy 3 get 1 free”. They offer cupcakes like Cinnamon Roll, Wedding Cake, Blackberry Cobbler, Grasshopper, and Midnight Magic. There are new flavors added every day and currently feature gluten-free Fridays. They also do weddings and have calendar of flavors for each day. So, if you’re going to be there on Friday, you can choose from Carrot Cake, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Coconut Macaroon, Midnight Magic, Miss Princess, Mochachino, Orange Cranberry Walnut, Sticky Bun, Strawberry Shortcake, Wedding Cake, White Midnight Magic. Check out the Gigi’s Cupcakes schedule.

AnnOlivia’s Sweet Shop is the newest cupcake shop in the area and recently moved from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. They are known for their glittered cupcakes and offer around 10 different flavors each day. Tasty treats like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Italian Creme were found on their menu, as well as unique pastries like the Maple Bacon cupcake.

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