Grand Opening Event

Stop by Laker Beverage & Tobacco tomorrow mid-day for their Grand Opening event with shop owner's Cindy & Mike Gray! Hello My Sweet cupcakes will be there for everyone to enjoy as well. We baked up Gingerbread, Candy Cane, Banana Split and S'mores cupcake mini's just for the occasion!

Laker Beverage & Tobacco offers a variety of tobacco products, wines, beers, gourmet foods such as Boar's Head, snacks, accessories including glasses and mugs, gift items and gift baskets.

Wines include Virginia, domestic and imports. If they don't have a particular in stock, they can special-order it. They also offer wine tastings Fridays from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays. The store carries both regular domestic beers and specialty microbrews. They carry the largest selection of specialty and craft beers at the lake. Gray said they're also installing a humidor and will sell specialty cigars from around the world.

The store is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store will begin opening earlier during the week when its coffee bar is ready; they will be serving Honduran coffee.

Laker Beverage & Tobacco is located 13860 Booker T. Washington Highway, Suite 103, Moneta.

Phone: 719-3525


The Little Gallery

The Little Gallery on Smith Mountain Lake at Bridgewater Plaza is hosting an open house Saturday & Sunday (Dec. 4-5th) from 1pm - 4pm. They are offering 10% off today's purchases and complementary gift wrapping, as well as cupcakes from your's truly! The Little Gallery has something for everyone. Come by and take a peek and check a few people off of your shopping list!

{Sweet Sightings} BT Washington National Park

We are so honored and proud to be a part of the Booker T. Washington National Monument Grand Opening Event for their new addition to the Visitor Center. The Grand Opening Event is being held at 11am on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010. Our Fun Cupcakes will be present and abundant with a "Farm & Garden" theme that will be too cute to miss, as well as many Fancy Cupcakes in our Seasonal Fall Flavors.

Booker T. Washington National Monument commemorates the birthplace of America's most prominent African American educator and orator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The property evokes an 1850s middle class tobacco farm, representative of Booker T. Washington's enslaved childhood at the Burroughs farm. He was born in 1856 to the Burroughses' cook, Jane and lived on the farm throughout the Civil War.

To learn more about Booker T. Washington, his life and accomplishments, visit the park! We are so fortunate to have a National Monument & Park located in our backyard!

Open seven days a week, year-round, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click this link for directions to the park.


Fall Festival @ Dudley Elementary

We had the pleasure of being a vendor at the annual Fall Festival for Dudley Elementary School here in Franklin County, VA. This was a first for us and we really went overboard with the cupcakes, making about 9 dz total! We learned a few things during the evening, the first of which was, chocolate is the most popular flavor.

What a Hoot, available to order anytime of the year

Secondly, everyone thinks cupcakes that look like Owls are super cute, including us. We sold out of our owls first, they truly were a hit. Third, kids like grotesque Halloween themed cupcakes. Our Gooey Brain cupcakes were the second most popular of the night and not just with the fellas. 

We would like to thank the staff and PTO of Dudley Elementary School for allowing us the opportunity to serve you at the Fall Festival. We look forward to doing it again next year!

Gooey Brains, available for Halloween orders