Simply Delish: Aryn Keogh of Delish Gourmet Cupcakes



A self-taught baker, 21-year-old Aryn Keogh has taken her sweet tooth to the next level. A graduate of Vance High School, Keogh opened Delish Gourmet Cupcakes last year. Her company’s custom-decorated cupcakes and stands make the perfect treat for birthday parties, holidays, weddings, and other special occasions.

Creative Loafing: What motivated you to start a cupcake company?

Aryn Keogh: I’ve always liked to bake.  My mom has never been top chef, so I have always had free reign of the kitchen and baking has always been my favorite form of cooking. When I was in high school, my best friend and I would sell cookies door-to-door. After that, I moved towards cupcakes and was inspired by fondant wedding cakes. It just grew into a business. The neighbors started ordering and it spread around from word of mouth.

What is the most unusual creation you have made?

I decorated five-tier birdcage for a wedding, and each cupcake was topped with a dove.  I make any avant garde stand that you can possibly think of, but I can also go traditional.  Also, last week I made cupcakes with leopard and zebra print bra and panty decorations for a bachelorette party.  I have also used many chocolate orchid decorations.  I try to stay away from traditional fondant frostings.

What is your favorite flavor cupcake?

Amaretto— that’s a really good one. I’m on a carrot cake binge, too.  Those two tie and they’re also my best selling.

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