Next week, Muddy's Bake Shop
marks its 10th anniversary of making this city a little sweeter. And owner Kat Gordon, with her always upbeat and can-do attitude, is the model of civic pride.
The spot named after Gordon's grandmother is known for its Prozac cupcake and Nancy's Boy pie.
Gordon took some time to answer some questions.
It seems like way more than 10 years. How does it feel for you?
It feels amazing. When I opened, I NEVER thought that we'd one day be celebrating ten years. It's so incredible; every time I stop and think about it I'm swept away in a tidal wave of gratitude for this incredible community of customers, coworkers, suppliers, and even competitors. We've got an awesome thing going in our town and I've seen so much of the talent, grit, and love that's here intersect across every piece of Muddy's. It feels like a miracle every day.
What would 10-years-ago you say to now you?
Buckle up! :)
What's next for Muddy's?
We've always been really keen on growing deep more than wide, so what's next is more of that. Of course we hope for a few more visible growth projects over the coming years, (we just got mail order started so we're working on that and we've recently begun sharing our staff training workshops with some other local places) but we're putting a lot of our energies into sharing what we've learned with each other and folks in our community, getting better at training and communicating, and revisiting some favorite recipes to explore ways to make something great even better!
Muddy's will mark the occasion with a special champagne toast at midnight next Wednesday, February 28th.