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An Inner Southeast bakery and cupcake-maker thrives in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood

RITA A. LEONARD - Fat Cupcake bakery owner Anjelica Hayes stands at her front counter. Cupcakes are a perennial sweet snack, and come in a wide variety of flavors and toppings. "Fat Cupcake', at 6011 S.E. 72nd Avenue, a half-block south of Woodstock Boulevard in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, has been serving those with a sweet tooth for since 2016, at the former site of "His Bakery".

The company originated in 2014 in Oregon City, and has expanded to include two more sites – this one, and one in Happy Valley. The 72nd Avenue location, owned by Anjelica Hayes, features 15 different flavors of cupcakes daily in large and small sizes, and the shop also creates regular cakes for birthdays, weddings, and catering. Hayes' store bakes a special flavor for each month, dreamed up from staff ideas and suggestions from customers.

"When I opened this place," reveals Hayes, "I just wanted to have something different that you wouldn't typically see in a bakery. Some of our specialties include the 'Charlie Brown', which has a peanut butter cup baked inside chocolate cake; 'The Professional', which has a chocolate cream-filled cookie baked inside white cake; and the 'Lemon Doodle', which has a sugar cookie baked on top of white cake.

"Our specialty cake, also called the 'Fat Cupcake', is actually a cupcake-shaped cake that serves 10 to 12 people. You can order a cake from us one to three days ahead of a special occasion. You can also stop in and see a menu. We offer monthly cupcake decorating classes, and also hold tasting events for wedding cakes. We meet any dietary requirements.

"We're open Mondays thru Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. We also offer coffee, and seating for 12 people, if you choose to eat indoors. Call us at 503/775-0731, or go online to –".

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