This is Our Story
Every life is a journey and Becky Hayden’s adventure is packed full of sweetness. Moving to Sarasota after graduating from East Carolina University in 2009, she pursued work in her degree of communications and marketing. But the down turn in the economy created an opportunity for Becky to discover her passion for creating edible works of art. After completing a series of cake decorating classes, her passion and creativity lead her to Heavenly Cupcakes. Being a lifelong athlete, Becky was educated in nutrition and dedicated to quality ingredients. Today, Heavenly Cupcakes offers a piece of heaven for everyone, with wickedly delicious cupcakes ranging from your traditional recipes to gluten-free, paleo, and vegan. With 18 flavors available daily, and specials throughout the week, Becky is thankful for her customers and employees that really make her life all the sweeter!
In Store Specials ALL THE TIME
- Whoopie Pie Wednesday, Buy 3 Get 1 Free
- Push Pop Thursday, BOGO FREE
- Fun-Size Friday, $1 Minis
- 10% off any purchase when you Like our Facebook page
- 10% off when you check in on Facebook
- FREE CUPCAKE when you review us in store
- 10% off if you bring your box back for a refill
- 10% off your next cake jar when you return the jar with lid back to us
- FREE CUPCAKES FOR LIFE if you help us get on the FoodNetwork Channel!
Meet the Team
Becky is a go-getter and a perfectionist, sprinkled with creativeness and topped with a sense of humor. She continues to try new recipes that push her comfort zone when it comes to unfamiliar ingredients and strives to offer a piece of heaven for everyone. The cupcakes range from traditional to gluten free, paleo, and vegan. When Becky isn’t in the bakery, she enjoys working out, traveling, and networking with other business owners. She seizes every opportunity and also started an energy bar company called Purely Paleo. In addition to her businesses, she recently got married to her husband, Larry, and has now become Mrs. Becky Hayden. Life is good.
“Don’t waste a good mistake….learn from it.” ~Robert Kiyosaki
Moving from Rochester, NY, my husband and I just celebrated our first year as Sarasota residents! I fell in love with Heavenly Cupcakes when I received a surprise gift of birthday cupcakes from our daughter in New York, delivered by the smiling Heavenly Cupcakes owner herself, Becky Hayden! The connection was truly divine…
The best part of my job is meeting and working with our great customers to help make their day or event even sweeter. When I’m not at the Heavenly Cupcakes counter, my husband (of 47 years) and I are “Life Coaches,” helping people to reach personal goals and full potential. One of my goals this year is to savor as many gulf sunsets as I can!
Favorite Quote: “A walk on the beach can change your whole day!”
Candace is a Florida native full of energy, creativity and enthusiasm. She studied culinary arts at the Art Institute of Tampa where she found her love for anything cooking or baking related. Previously she was a chocolatier for 5 years at a local Sarasota chocolate shop, which she loved dearly but decided to find her next adventure. Some of Candace’s favorite past times are working out, cooking, baking, learning languages, and gardening.
Favorite Quote: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your are going to get…”
I retired from the harsh winters of Connecticut to Sarasota 15 years ago where I adopted my beloved first dog, Meiko and have enjoyed kayaking, strolls on the beach, watching magnificent sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. I have been blessed to meet the most amazing group of friends and now I have been blessed to be a part of the Heavenly Cupcakes’ Family……….You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time while sitting down.
Favorite Quote: “LIFE IS GOOD”