Newport Custom Cake Shop Closes After 30 Years
A dream ended in Newport on November 30 as custom cake store Fantasy In Frosting closed after more than 30 years of business on Monmouth Street.
The announcement came via Facebook a few weeks before the closure.
“It is with a very heavy, sad heart that I'm announcing, we will be closing Fantasy In Frosting on Nov. 30, 2019. So please come see us, we are selling everything at nice discounts off, we still have a lot of merchandise, not a lot of chocolate, but, just to say goodbye!”
More than 400 people commented on the post, sharing about their personal experiences with the decades old business. Some shared how they have gone to Fantasy In Frosting for 10 or more years for custom birthday cakes. One person shared how they appreciated the store’s yearly donations of cupcakes to their elementary school’s bake sale. Others spoke fondly of their dream wedding cakes.
Lindsey Armstrong, from Covington, was married to Tyrone Armstrong on August 31. For her, there was no other choice for a wedding cake baker – Fantasy In Frosting came so highly recommended from close friends.
It was a decision she doesn’t regret.
“The cake was absolutely stunning exactly what I had pictured,” she said. “The taste was even more amazing. Everyone raved about how good it tasted.”
Armstrong said she does regret that she won’t be able to order future anniversary cakes from the store. She said she had planned to do this, even though she and her husband have moved to Fishers, Indiana.
According to the store’s Facebook page, custom cakes could be ordered for all occasions; weddings being their specialty. The store also offered baking supplies, chocolate, candy supplies and classes on candy making and cake decorating. Their promise: “Your Fantasy, Our Frosting.”
The River City News reached out to the owner of Fantasy In Frosting, but received no response.
There is no information on the Facebook page on how refunds of deposits for upcoming wedding cakes will be handled.
Written by Melissa Reinert, RCN contributor
Photo: Lindsey and Tyrone Armstrong (provided/Sadie Hodge)