One minute you’re enjoying some cupcakes and the next minute they are gone. That was how one of my favorite cupcake spots known as Crumbs Bake Shop or just Crumbs for short ended up Monday evening. It started out as a mom and pop shop back in 2003 and has since grown into one of the biggest cupcake chains around. I remember more when they had lesser stores and people were unaware what they were. I have had a few from the Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Vanilla, and Carrot Cake flavors to even eating some of their brownie flavors. One of my faves would have to be the fudge brownie/cheesecake combo.
But yeah unfortunately within the past couple of years a lot has come about to cause the chain to dwindle and lose money. There has been emerging mom/pop shops such as Baked By Melissa, Georgetown Cupcakes, Sprinkles, Magnolia Bakery and various others. Other killer was Hurricane Sandy which did in a bunch of smaller businesses in the NYC areas. Crumbs tried to cut losses by closing stores that were doing bad but that didn’t help. The latest hit on the NASDAQ causing them to default and their debt to show was the end. They closed doors, no going away party or anything.
Sad to see them go and now I have to find a new cupcake to feed my inner fat kid at times of need.