Like most of us, you likely love baked treats. Who doesn’t love cupcakes, cookies, and other sweet treats?! But, have you ever thought, what is it like to own an NC bakery? Now that you are curious, we have those answers for you. Michelle Spell, owner of Ava’s Cupcakes, shares a little bit about what it is like to own Ava’s Cupcakes and their upcoming plans. Read on to learn more about this wonderful local business, with locations in Winston-Salem and Clemmons.

What sets you apart from other bakeries in North Carolina?

“I believe it is our approach to what we do. While we use the finest ingredients and are proud of our scratch made menu, we truly do place our priorities on people first, product second, and we let the profit handle itself.”

Now that you just celebrated your 11th anniversary, what lessons do you feel were the most important you owned while owning a bakery?

“The most important lessons I have learned are those that taught, and continue to teach, me how to be a better leader and a better person each day. From learning to slow down to simply listening more intently, I’ve learned a lot over the years. My only hope is that I don’t have to repeat any of the hard lessons!”

Do you have any fun or funny bakery stories you can share?

“There are quite a few. One that we always laugh about was when we first opened our New Jersey store. We were working around the clock, with lines out the door. I needed to rest so I went into a closet and using a roll of paper towels as a pillow, I slept like a baby. When I woke up, I went right back to the kitchen! To this day, we laugh about how we all took turns sleeping in the closet during that frenzy!”

What is next for Ava’s Cupcakes?  

“Ava’s Cupcakes has had so many amazing opportunities over the years. But recently, with the pandemic, even more opportunities have come our way. This includes a chance to reach homes all over America with our latest and greatest product, Ava’s Cakecup! It’s everything our famous cupcakes are and more! Ava’s Cakecups are shippable, resealable cakes in a cup, and they are going to take the dessert and edible gift world by storm!”

Check out and even order Ava’s Cakecups by clicking here. These sweet treats are perfect for any occasion and are currently shipping anywhere in the continental United States!

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As a business owner it’s important to get some downtime, so what are some of your favorite NC destinations?

“Asheville, I love the Biltmore! I love Charlotte too. But truly, Winston-Salem has so much to offer that we don’t stray very far from home!”

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Stop in Today to Visit This Amazing NC Bakery

Ready to try out Ava’s Cupcakes for yourself? Then, stop into our Clemmons or Winston-Salem locations today for some amazing desserts! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our latest menu updates, contests, mouth-watering photos, and much more!