What’s going on with Sweet Bakery?

Both locations of the cupcake-focused shop have shut down for now.

Patriots-themed Super Bowl cupcakes at Sweet Bakery.
Sweet Bakery specializes in cupcakes, including these Super Bowl-themed creations. –Image courtesy of Sweet Bakery

Sweet Bakery‘s two locations have closed, with owner Katia Pekar telling Boston.com that a major revamp for one of the locations is on the way.

Pekar said that the Chestnut Hill location of Sweet Bakery, a popular bake shop specializing in cupcakes, closed about a month ago after the lease ran up (Chill Sugar Co. is now open in the space). The downtown outpost, located on School Street, closed a few weeks ago, though Pekar said it will reopen at a future date after going through a rebrand.

“One of the reasons we decided to close [the downtown shop] is that the location and the concept were getting outdated,” Pekar explained. “So we needed to make an update. We basically want to expand to include on-site decorating and become more than just a retail store. People [will be able to] come in and see us making toppers and other decorations.”


While the brick-and-mortar locations have shuttered, the company’s head bakery in Saugus is still in operation, and customers are still able to place orders online for delivery. Customers are also able to pick up orders at New City Microcreamery, an ice cream shop that sells Sweet Bakery cupcakes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. To make up for its closed locations, the bakery is moving its delivery start time from 11 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The cupcake shop also previously had a location in Harvard Square, which closed in January. Pekar said that there still might be a chance that that outpost will reopen after the landlord renovates the building, but that “we haven’t decided what to do yet.”

For now, you can snag cupcakes, cookies, and other baked goods from Sweet Bakery by placing an order through its website.