Cake Fridge is a Big Hit in Caribou

Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 9:38 AM EDT
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CARIBOU, Maine (WAGM) -

If you’re a fan of cupcakes then you’re in for a sweet treat, as a Caribou Confectionary Cart has gone viral. Brian Bouchard has the story.

You may pass by this inconspicuous house on Glenn Street in Caribou, and wonder why cars are parked alongside the road. Well, the reason they’re here is what’s inside the small refrigerator sitting on a cart in the front yard.

“It’s been a little overwhelming, I had no idea Facebook could reach, I have maybe 150 friends of my own on my facebook page.”

Lori Knight is the face behind Glenn Street Cake Fridge. In her free time, she enjoys baking and watching British dramas. Knight says the idea for the cake fridge came from…

“From binge watching a TV show called Shetland from the BBC, there’s actually a cake fridge in Shetland and I kind of stole the idea but I thought “Why can’t I do that here?””

The Glenn Street Cake fridge had it’s opening day on the morning of Monday, June 27th. Through word of mouth alone, the Cake Fridge was sold out in less than an hour, with a promise to open again on the 30th at 9 am. With prices prominently displayed on the cart, the cupcakes are sold through the honor system.

“Just like we do with our potato stands here in Aroostook county, I figured, why can’t I do that with cupcake, so I just thought I’d try it. No I’m not a trained baker, I’m actually a teacher, this is just a summer fun thing to do. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback, it’s been exciting and fun.”

Thursday mornings offerings at the Cake Fridge were sold out by 10 AM. Knight says she plans to take the week of the 4th of July off, and will resume stocking the Cake Fridge on Monday, July 11th .

Brian Bouchard, NewsSource8

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