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Marietta Embraces Its Sweet Tooth At Miss Mamie's Cupcakes

By Paul Rowe

An incredible amount of effort goes in to making sure cupcakes are moist and delicious at Miss Mamie's Cupcakes in Marietta, Georgia.

"First of all, we bake fresh daily," says co-owner Ross J. Doyle. "You'll never come in and taste a day old cupcake. This gets to be an expensive policy of ours because what isn't sold by the end of the day gets donated to charity, but we think it's worth it."

The talented baking staff at Miss Mamie's seeks inspiration for flavor ideas high and low. Luckily, they have a large garden: a source of inspiration for any baker or chef.

"The summer brings us strawberries, blueberries and all sorts of herbs like basil, rosemary, and sage," says Doyle. "So if you were to drop by the bakery in the summer months, you'll see some of those ingredients in our display case!"

In the fall Miss Mamie's transitions to flavors like pumpkin, sweet potato, and carrots, while the winter months bring fresh preserves, delicious blackberry, and succulent plum.

"Obviously we can't source every single ingredient out of our garden, so for instance, we had some really beautiful Rosemary growing and thought: this be great with something citrusy," says Doyle. "The Tangerine Rosemary cupcake was born."

Everyone seems to have fallen head over heels for Miss Mamie's plum tart. For chocolate lovers, the Guinness Cupcake made with authentic beer has been an all-time favorite.

Doyle has always had a passion for baking; little did she know, however, that she would take it on as a career. Majoring in fine art at a small school in her home state of Michigan, she began work at a cake shop during her summer stays in her hometown.

"I immediately fell in love with decorating wedding cakes and soon realized that pastry was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life: I applied to Le Cordon Bleu and was accepted," says Doyle. "I completed my internship portion of the curriculum at an up-start cupcake bakery on the square in Marietta."

A few months into opening, the owners realized they weren't interested in the amount of work it takes to run a bakery. Doyle called her brother, who was still in Michigan at the time, asking him to move to Georgia. "We'll buy this bakery and see what we can make of it," said Doyle. Within a month he moved to Marietta, and the rest is history.

Miss Mamie's has been serving up delicious desserts, drinks, custom, and designer cakes in Marietta, Georgia for the last six years. The extra love and care this sibling duo puts in on a daily basis is what keeps bringing back customers for more.

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