Earlier this year I read about a bakery in Costa Mesa that sold cupcakes. I decided that I would ride my bike 16 miles to Five Sweets, buy some cupcakes, and ride 16 miles home. This was during my pre-cupcake-blog days and it was only the second cupcake bakery that I had ever been to, the first being Sprinkles.
The cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies I bought were really good. The lady that helped me was so nice...she gave me a free water bottle when she saw that I had biked all the way to their bakery. This experience really sparked my interest in cupcakes. I began wondering if there were other places that sold cupcakes. One month later, I started my blog.
So Saturday, seven months later, I decided that I need to go back so that I could officially review Five Sweets for my blog. Upon my arrival, I found an empty store with a lone piece of paper in the window.
The sign reads: "As of October 1, 2008 Five Sweet will be closed. Thank you to our loyal customers. We had a great 2 1/2 years. Hope to see you soon. Love - Cassie + 5 Sweets." I am so sad to see this bakery go.
I wish I had gotten the chance to post a review of Five Sweets, but I don't think it would have done very much good. I am not sure why they went out of business, but it could have easily been because of our country's current financial situation. The economy is in the trash and everyone is suffering. Cupcakes can be seen as a luxury, so I am sure many cupcakeries and bakeries are facing hardships. I sincerely hope that the economy can turn itself around, so that people are not losing their jobs and their businesses. How can we help? Support your local cupcake store and bakery...eat a cupcake!