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New bakery a sweet deal for diabetics
BARSTOW • The maple bacon cupcake is making its way to Barstow.
The gourmet cupcake will most likely be the “weirdest” item you can find at Krazy Bakes.
Joyce Armstrong loves to bake, but that’s not the only reason she is opening a bakery in Barstow. Armstrong wants to provide people with diabetes the chance to eat delicious sweets.
“There’s nothing out here for people with diabetes,” Armstrong said. “My bakery will have all the classic sweets, but we will offer products for diabetic people with our gluten and sugar-free products. That’s what will set us apart from any other bakery, because you don’t see these kind of products anywhere else in Barstow.”
Although Armstrong describes Krazy Bakes as a regular cake shop, she plans on selling gourmet cookies, cinnamon rolls, bagels, cake pops and most importantly, cupcakes.
Armstrong said she loves experimenting with cupcakes and coming up with “wild gourmet” cupcakes. Even though there will always be new cupcake creations, Armstrong is sure the maple bacon will be the most interesting.
With 15 years of experience in food service, Armstrong said it has always been her dream to own a bakery.
“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, I’ve been saying it for years,” Armstrong said. “This building opened up and I here I am about to open up my own bakery. It’s terrifying because I’m so used to having a paycheck from somebody else and I’m just completely leaving that behind.”
Krazy Bakes, located at 1303 East Main Street, is set for a soft opening Oct. 1, with a grand opening to follow once all the “kinks are out of the way.”
Although she has hired a cake decorator, Armstrong said she will be completely running the shop and doing all the baking, six days a week. Armstrong plans to operate the shop Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Armstrong said there is a possibility another person with cake decorating experience could be hired in the future.
Jose Quintero can be reached at 760-256-4122 or JQuintero@DesertDispatch.com.