Specialty Treats at Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes
By Janelle Stear Photos by Kimberlee Miller
Walking into Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes is like walking into a magical dream full of delicate and delicious morsels. The bright vivid pinks, blues, greens are arranged onto small and large cakes with precision and artistic perfection. Creamy, fluffy, and sweet cupcakes excite the palette of young and old.
Since 2012, owners Margaret and Ryan Lagerstrom are proud to own the business that was first established by Kerri Dunn in 2006, and then, by Scott and Conni Paulson in 2009. Margaret Lagerstrom has especially been delighted to carry on the traditions of Dunn and the Paulsons in loving memory of her late aunt, Donna Jean Lenseigne, who passed in 2010. Now, Margaret rises early six days a week to bring customers out-of-this-world-cupcakes, all in memory of her dear aunt.
Part of the income received at Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes, Margaret donates to the Melanoma Research Center to help find a cure for the disease. By baking cupcakes with a loving purpose, Margaret hopes to reach out to all customers through their taste buds and their hearts.
Margaret grew up in Boise, baking cookies and cupcakes with her own mother. She recalls selling her cookies to neighbors, and one, who recently visited the shop, remembered her as a little girl with her delicious cookies after thirty years had passed. Growing up, Margaret never imagined she could make a living baking, but she felt the nudge to pursue her dreams, especially after her aunt had passed. She started with her own shop, Donna Jean’s Delights, named after her aunt, before purchasing Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes.
Margaret bakes daily specials in her shop, as well as caters for weddings, office parties, anniversaries, and birthdays.
Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes has also earned Best in Show at the Western Idaho Fair for the last three years with special wedding cakes. Margaret is also proud to announce that brides and grooms have voted her shop as one of the top five bakeries in the National Wedding Wire Couples Choice Awards.
What makes this bakery even more unique, is that Margaret bakes her cupcakes daily, so you will always find them fresh and moist. She also has donated some to the City Light Women’s and Children Alliance to give families special treats.
Lilly Jane’s daily specials include Plain Jane, Super Chocolate, Black & White, and Caramel Apple (a local favorite). If that isn’t mouth-watering enough, on Mondays, you can also try Strawberry, Lemon, and Mocha. Tuesdays, try Oreo, Carrot, or Coconut, while on Wednesdays, Banana, Peanut Butter, and Raspberry Lemonade. Thursdays, sample on red velvet, lemon, or Caramel Macchiato. For Fridays and Saturday’s exquisite flavors, you will just have to go into the shop to sample for yourself, or visit the website, www. Lillyjanescupcakes.com. Margaret also sells baby cakes and regular cakes (check the website for pricing).
Visit Margaret and her crew at Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes at 664 S. Riverside Lane, Suite 164, Eagle, Idaho. For catering, call her at 208-938-3408.