Today Is National Cupcake Day



December 15th is National Cupcake Day!

I love cupcakes!

The pandemic has made it harder for me to visit a new bakery each month, but it did not stop my cupcake of the month journey. I managed to try 11 new bakeries – not bad at all.


Nicki’s 2021 Bakery of the Month and Cupcake of the Month Journey

January – Sprinkles, Washington, DC

February – Safeway Grocery, Hanover, Maryland (repeat)

March – Potomac Sweets, Kensington, MD (repeat)

April – The Cupcake Collection, Nashville, Tennessee

– Jackson’s Bakery, Halethorpe, MD

May – Mia’s Brooklyn Bakery, Brooklyn, New York

June – Goofy’s Candy Store, Orlando, FL (repeat)

July – Messy Treats, National Harbor, MD

August – Red Bandana Bakery – Bethesda, MD

September – For Love of Sweets, Frederick, MD

– Carlo’s Bakery – Orlando, FL (repeat)

October – Flowers Bakery & Café, Laurel, MD (repeat)

– Sweet Tooth Cakes & Pastries, Capitol Heights, MD

– Kupcakes and Co., Elkridge, MD (repeat)

– Safeway Grocery, Ellicott City, MD (repeat)

– CakeLady – Glenarden, MD

November – Giant Grocery, Odenton, MD (repeat)

December – Day & Night Cereal Bar, Clarksburg, MD

– Sunflower Bakery, Rockville, MD

-Holiday Additions in Orlando, FL – Disney’s Candy Cauldron and Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC-Orlando (repeat)

Cupcakes make life sweeter – especially during a global health pandemic!

Follow my bakery of the month and cupcake of the month journey on Instagram (@NickiSandersCEO) using the hashtag #nickilovescupcakes

I’ve eaten a cupcake from 16 of the 19 states where I have traveled. After nearly two years, I’m sure that travel will return to my life in 2022. I’m looking forward to trying new bakeries, so I would love to receive your bakery of the month recommendations.


Nicki Sanders, MSW, CEO, is a Career and Empowerment Strategist who helps high-performing women of color in management go from overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated to energized, well paid, and appreciated. Through Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting, she also helps businesses recruit, hire, train, and retain great employees. Nicki has an extensive background in developing and managing successful programs and leading high-functioning multi-disciplinary teams. She is an accomplished professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has combined her gift for authentic relationships, Master of Social Work degree, and over 20 years of diverse work experience to create a life she loves. Nicki is a lover of cupcakes, travel, and 80’s hip hop and R&B music.

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