If you stop by Chatham Perk for a coffee or a sandwich, it’s hard not to be tempted by the Chatham shark cupcakes in the display case. A homemade shark fin sugar cookie on top of buttercream frosting looks so fun and decadent. So it’s not surprising that Chatham Perk will be expanding its menu this summer to include a wider assortment of luxury cupcakes, including Boston crème, blueberry lemon and PB & raspberry jam, as well as custom birthday and special occasion cakes.
“People, and especially kids, love cupcakes,” says owner Catherine Martin. “Their faces light up when looking at the bakery case filled with fun, colorful cupcakes, especially the Chatham shark cupcake.” During the off season, the majority of Martin’s customers are landscapers, contractors and local residents looking for a quick treat. In the summer, the demand increases for cupcakes and cakes for parties and other events.
Cupcakes are $3 and cakes range from $25 and up, depending on your choice of a standard cake or one with fresh fruit, lemon curd, chocolate ganache or fresh flowers. There will be display cakes for sale daily and custom orders require 48 hours’ notice. Pick up a sweet treat for the kids or for that special someone in your life, and you’ll be the hero of the day! —Lisa Leigh Connors
307 Orleans Road, North Chatham, 508-945-5005