Kara's Cupcakes lovingly creates each batch of cupcakes by hand every day, using only the finest ingredients. All of our ingredients are sourced from local producers, and whenever possible they are organic and sustainable. We have close relationships with our vendors, and are able to support their artisan methods of production. Because we continue baking throughout the day, we are proud to offer cupcakes that have been baked within hours, if not minutes, for your enjoyment. We appreciate your business and thank you for supporting our vision of an artisan treat.
Address 610 First Street, Suite 19 Napa, CA 94559
Phone (707) 258-2253
Kara's Cupcakes is the vision of executive pastry chef, Kara Lind. A somewhat rebellious child, Kara's sweet tooth is almost legendary in her family. The daughter of a dentist, Kara's love for sweet treats was discouraged by her parents. She learned early in childhood to hide candy and other sweets throughout her family home.
This appreciation of sweets is among Kara's earliest and strongest memories. As an advertising sales executive and passionate home baker, Kara realized the importance of following her dreams and enrolled in pastry school. With the goal of furthering her baking skill set, she diligently embraced this program.
A small word of mouth cupcake catering business soon was born. It quickly became so popular that demand for her cupcakes exceeded her ability to fill the orders. Before long the first Kara's Cupcakes bakery and retail store opened in San Francisco, followed by a retail outlet in historic Ghirardelli Square.
Even now, a new mom with six busy stores selling her famous cupcakes, Kara can still be found most mornings working in the kitchen with her dedicated pastry staff. She visits the farmers markets regularly, looking for inspiration, and sourcing seasonal items for upcoming cupcakes flavors. Thankfully, as the owner of a cupcake bakery she no longer needs to hide sweets, preferring to share her new finds.