Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 13, 2012

New cupcake shop opens Saturday

By Judy Wakefield
Staff Writer

---- — Boston Cream is the kids’ favorite flavor at a new gourmet cupcake shop located downtown.

Pink Tree Sweets, located in Andover Square Village, is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 15, offering a free 12-ounce gourmet coffee to those who buy six cupcakes.

Those who buy a dozen cupcakes get one free cupcake. The shop opens at 9 a.m. Cupcake prices range from $2.49 to $2.99 apiece.

“We had a soft opening about two weeks ago and have been getting ready for the grand opening,” said owner Annie Wu. “It has been a long process from the birth of the ideas to actually launching the store.”

Wu said it’s the recipe that makes her cupcakes different. Everything is baked from scratch. A wide range of gourmet frostings are the finishing touch.

It’s a small shop with just eight seats but it’s a “...modern, comfortable and happy environment” with WiFi so customers can relax and bring a laptop if they want, she said.

“Our kitchen is open so customers can watch us bake,” Wu said.

Wu said cold drinks are popular, too. Bubble Tea and Snow Bubble are big hits on the west coast and in Asia, she said. She’s serving up both drinks at her shop, which is located next to Andover Bookstore in the shopping plaza that used to known as Olde Andover Village.