Happy Bakeshop is a lovely little bakery located in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. They have been happily serving Denverites sweets for eleven years and their treats are absolutely divine. The flavors are so fun and luckily for you gluten free and vegan folks they have plenty of options! I sat down with Amber, a baker and the shops manager and we chatted about all things sweet!
Tell me a little bit about the shop! How long has Happy Bakeshop been around?
“We are celebrating our 11th anniversary this week! We are a women owned shop focused on cupcakes but we sell a variety of goodies including cookies, french macarons, bars and cookies! We also do custom orders and wedding cakes.”
What are some of your favorite treats in the shop right now?
“Our menu changes four times a year so we always have a variety of flavors. We have an eggnog cupcake right now for the holidays and that is one of my favorites!”
I feel like there are always “baking trends” whoopie pies, cake pops, etc. Any trends you are seeing right now?
“Definitely! The cut sugar cookies are really popular right now because customers love customizing them. We just had a customer that ordered customized turkey shaped sugar cookies that she gave out to all of her thanksgiving guests. We make everything from scratch so we just require 48 hour notice for custom cookies! We have seen popularity with fun cakes as well like the unicorn cakes, succulent cakes and naked cakes.”
Speaking of making everything from scratch, what time do you have to arrive to the bakery to start making the treats for the day?
It usually ranges anywhere from 4:30AM-6:00AM! We use all real quality ingredients and it takes time to make everything well from scratch.
What are some fun baking projects that you have done?
“There are so many! One that stands out in particular is the Denver burger battle. We make mini burger shaped macarons and people go crazy for those.”
Any advice to the beginner bakers out there?
“Always read through the recipe and make sure you are prepared. There is a method to baking and it is definitely important to follow the recipe.”
Happy Bakeshop is open Monday - Saturday from 10:00AM - 6:00PM and is located at 3434 W. 32nd Ave. Follow Happy Bakeshop on Instagram!