Intoxibakes sets date for downtown opening

Feb. 25, 2019

A bakery that specializes in boozy cupcakes plans to open Saturday in the marketplace of the Jones421 Building.

Intoxibakes is wrapping up construction and inspections this week, said Holly Jorgenson, who owns the business with her daughter, Josie Layton, and future daughter-in-law, Shannon Gilbertson.

“It’s been going fast and furious,” Jorgenson said. The bakery is remodeling the space that MK Threads Boutique left for a larger space in the marketplace on Phillips Avenue north of Sixth Street.

Intoxibakes will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, but the regular time will be 6:30 a.m., the same start for The Source Roastery + Taproom, Jorgenson said. The bakery also is the home of Grandma’s Pantry, which makes nonalcoholic baked goods using family recipes, so early coffee shop customers will be able to grab muffins, banana bread and more.

Jorgenson said the bakery likely will be open until 8 p.m. and closed Sundays. She anticipates that hours will change as warmer weather arrives.

She has a full-time job, so she’ll work evenings in the bakery. Layton and Gilbertson have part-time jobs and will be there for the daytime shifts. “Between us and the husbands, we should be able to cover it.”

Once the bakery is running smoothly, it will start shipping the alcohol-infused cupcakes and other baked goods. “We already have a waiting list,” Jorgenson said.

The trio started Intoxibakes in November 2017 as an online shop, taking orders on its website, baking in rented kitchen space in Parker and delivering cupcakes to customers. The menu features varieties such as Fireball, Rumchata, Red Velvet Hennessy, Chocolate Fudge Red Wine and Tequila Rose. The business was forced to shut down for several weeks at the beginning of 2018 until the South Dakota Legislature passed a law legalizing a small amount of alcohol in candies or confections. Shortly after reopening, they were able to sell the cupcakes and baked goods out of The 1948 Trading Company in Brandon, which Jorgenson’s husband, Matt, owned until closing it in December.

The women were already looking for storefront in Sioux Falls for the past year and are excited about the community of retailers filling the first-floor marketplace of the condominium building.

“We definitely want to work with everyone in here to help each other out,” Jorgenson said.

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Intoxibakes sets date for downtown opening

Buying alcohol-infused cupcakes from Intoxibakes will be a lot easier starting this weekend.

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