Former hobby turns into cupcake business for two area women

Becky Schaefer of Sugar Tree Bakery in St. Martins ices a cupcake for an outgoing order. Schaefer started out baking for family and friends, but it has grown into a part-time job. She bakes at home and usually makes extra so her children can partake in the experience.

Becky Schaefer of Sugar Tree Bakery in St. Martins ices a cupcake for an outgoing order. Schaefer started out baking for family and friends, but it has grown into a part-time job. She bakes at home and usually makes extra so her children can partake in the experience. Photo by News Tribune.

Single servings of a chocolatey decadent cupcake and the sweet memories that rush in as the creamy sweetness of butter cream icing touches one’s lips are just a few of the reactions Becky Schaefer and Lindsey Rowden are used to hearing about.

Each woman runs a thriving specialty bakery with one item being a mainstay: Cupcakes.

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Lindsey Rowden pipes pink icing flowers onto vanilla cupcakes. Her enjoyment of making sweet treats for friends and family led her to establish Cameo Cupcakes.

Schaefer owns and runs The Sugar Tree Cupcakery and Bakery; Rowden runs Cameo Cupcakes. They both operate out of their homes while being full-time moms and working for other employers.

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