YOUR HOMETOWN — Penn Laird: Sweet Treats: Cupcake Co. Grows Up

Business’ Success May Mean Adding To Areas Served

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Posted: March 14, 2013

Renee Brown puts icing atop red velvet cupcakes as her husband, James, and employee Rachel Stone work in the background Tuesday morning at The Cupcake Co., located on Spotswood Trail in Penn Laird. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
Rachel Stone tops “Chocolate Sundae” cupcakes with cherries at The Cupcake Co. Renee Brown began the business just over two years ago in her home, but has since opened a storefront on Spotswood Trail in Penn Laird. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
James Brown and his wife, Renee, help a customer Tuesday morning at The Cupcake Co. in Penn Laird. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
James Brown dips the tops of a valrhona cupcake in a chocolate ganache to make The Cupcake Co.'s “Grasshopper” cupcake Tuesday morning. Brown's wife, Renee, who started the business about two years ago in her home, works in the background. Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R.
At Renee and James Brown’s shop on U.S. 33 in Penn Laird, the cupcake’s the thing.

And it’s serious business.

The couple churn out about 50 dozen cupcakes a day at The Cupcake Co., with about…


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