The Naked Cupcake readies for grand opening of Orlando bakery

Bakery set to open on Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

The Naked Cupcake's truck named "Trixie" (The Naked Cupcake)

ORLANDO, Fla.The Naked Cupcake is getting ready to open its first brick-and-mortar bakery in Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood.

The bakery is set to open at 14009 Narcoosee Road, Suite 110 on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and invocation planned for 9:30 a.m., according to owner Sandra Shorter.

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This is the first permanent location for The Naked Cupcake, but the business has been around since 2016.

Shorter started The Naked Cupcake with a food truck — which she named “Trixie” — bringing her confections to locations around Central Florida. The truck will continue making the rounds after the brick-and-mortar shop opens.

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The Naked Cupcake name came from Shorter’s own eating habits. She admits she is a picky eater and felt that if she kept the cupcakes unfrosted — or naked — and decorated them to order then people could get their own version of the sweet treat. However, she also believes the cake stands on its own.

“One of the things that I love about our cupcakes is you can just eat them by themselves. They’re amazing,” Shorter said.

The brick-and-mortar store will feature a sign that lights up when fresh, warm cupcakes are available for customers to buy.

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“(When they’re warm) you don’t need frosting. They’re so delicious. And then we’ll have ice cream too so you can even pair it with ice cream,” she said. “I could eat warm cupcakes all day long.”

In addition to offering up cupcakes and cakes, the Lake Nona location has an event space to host parties.



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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.