Yummy Cupcakes

The Yummy Cupcake franchise is a bakery that specializes in gourmet cupcakes. The cupcake brand was founded by Tiffini Soforenko in March 2004 after coming up with the idea to open a bakery that is only sells cupcakes. She began baking in her kitchen and having her family taste test her creations. After her son kept asking for those yummy cupcakes, the name stuck. Since opening the original location in Burbank, Calif., Tiffani has created more than 400 proprietary recipes including Cupcake in a Jar, Cupcake Truffle, Cupcake on a Stick, Cupcakie Pies, Cupcake Truffle Pops, and Cupcake Truffluscious, and so much more. 

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Yummy Cupcakes Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


As the saying goes, everything in moderation can't be a bad thing. This is especially true for cupcakes. Americans can't get enough of cupcakes because of they're irresistibly sweet, perfectly portioned, and are beloved by people of all ages. A cupcake franchise to consider investing in is Yummy Cupcakes. The gourmet cupcake brand was founded by Tiffini Soforenko in March 2004 after coming up with the idea to open a bakery that is only sells cupcakes. She began baking in her kitchen and having her family taste test her creations. After her son kept asking for those yummy cupcakes, the name stuck. Since opening the original Yummy Cupcakes location in Burbank, Calif., Tiffani has created more than 400 proprietary recipes including Cupcake in a Jar, Cupcake Truffle, Cupcake on a Stick, Cupcakie Pies, Cupcake Truffle Pops, and Cupcake Truffluscious, and so much more. The cupcake brand was featured on the popular tv shows including Rachael Ray, the Tonight Show, Dr.Phil, The Today Show, and various Food Network programs. Customers can't get enough of the the brand's vegan, sugar free, and specialty menus. There are also daily special that are featured on its website.
As an owner/operator of the business, you benefit from a proven model, turnkey training, and the ability to give back to the community. There are three franchise programs available: the single bakeshop program; the area development program; and the satellite development program. Fees and costs vary. The ideal candidate has decisiveness, leadership skills, and is goal oriented. You should also be coachable.  

Company Details

Headquarters: Burbank, CA 
Founded: 2004
First franchise: 2011
International: No
Canada: No
Absentee: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
B2B: No

Support and Training Offered By Yummy Cupcakes

Franchisees can expect an initial training program that consists of weeks of on-the-job and classroom instruction before your location's opening. You'll learn all about the franchise's culture, sales, marketing and advertising, and more. The support and training is ongoing. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Yummy Cupcakes Franchise.

What does a Yummy Cupcakes Franchise Cost?

Yummy Cupcakes franchise fees for 2024:

Royalty fee: 5%
Advertising fee: 2%
Initial Investment: $185,679 - $325,665
Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000
Cash Requirement: $150,000
Net Worth Requirement: $250,000
Third-party financing: No

Is Yummy Cupcakes a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Yummy Cupcakes is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Yummy Cupcakes a Home Based franchise?

No. Yummy Cupcakes is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Yummy Cupcakes Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Yummy Cupcakes franchisees make. Yummy Cupcakes offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Yummy Cupcakes a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Yummy Cupcakes is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Yummy Cupcakes Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Yummy Cupcakes franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Yummy Cupcakes Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Yummy Cupcakes franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Yummy Cupcakes Looking for International franchisees?

No. Yummy Cupcakes franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Yummy Cupcakes's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants, Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Yummy Cupcakes Franchises for Sale

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