Sweetness Bake Shop's Hialeah Locale Will Offer Flan Cupcakes

There's always room for dessert, particularly in Hialeah -- an area too often written off as a no-man's land by South Florida's foodies.

South Miami's über-popular Sweetness Bake Shop & Cafe opens its new location on July 25, so residents of Miami's neighbor will be able to get their fill of guayabera cupcakes, G.O.A.T. grilled cheeses and homemade Oreos.

See also: Sweetness Bakeshop to Open Second, Larger Hialeah Location

The July date is a soft opening, with a ribbon cutting and party coming sometime in August.

"Decoration-wise it's similar. It's a smaller location but it has more seating, just because of the way its laid out," says co-owner Stephanie Diaz, "It's a nicer store, I personally like the way it looks more."

The assistant manager (and chef) at the Sunset store is making the move to Hialeah, and Diaz says she's crafting some new menu items specific to that location that'll have "Latin flair."

In honor of the new store, they'll also be introducing some new cupcake flavors including ... wait for it ... FLAN!

"It'll be a vanilla cupcake filled with flan and topped with burnt caramel frosting. All in all it tastes like a flan," Diaz says.

The new flavors will be rolled out at the Hialeah branch, but will eventually be available at Sunset too. They're still waiting on their beer and wine license, so no brunch at the new spot, yet. But it's coming.

Diaz says locals are thrilled about Sweetness' arrival. "They are stoked. Everyone we've had the pleasure to speak to and work with to people that drive by to those that try and take a peek in the window -- everybody seems to be pretty excited."

She also lauds Hialeah as undergoing major changes, particularly in the area where the new shop is located -- 49th Street.

"We're right off 49th, which is one of the busiest streets in South Florida. The demographic has gotten much younger. It's not just grandma and grandpa that live there anymore -- people who were raised there are now coming back and living there."

And besides, what demographic doesn't like cupcakes?

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