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Cakes in Cedar Falls,
(319) 277-7855

About Us

Ever have a dream that you just couldn't let go of?

An idea was born. After 15 years in design and marketing, there was a moment of discontent. No more desk or deadlines. A bakery! Yes, that was the answer! Over the course of a few weeks, I left my job, leased a teeny-tiny space, rebuilt it, and opened Scratch in my hometown of Cedar Falls, Iowa, in June 2010.

Immediately it was too small. So immediately we began troubleshooting. Just over a year later, our larger location, fondly known as "Big Scratch" opened downtown Cedar Falls. Seven months later, we opened in Waterloo. The following year, we opened West Des Moines and Coralville. It's been a really crazy few years, full of excitement and challenges, but we wouldn't change a thing!

Scratch ins't a franchise. We're locally grown and we partner with other locally grown businesses. We employ more than 150 people aged 17-70+. We train our staff from the ground up. We aren't perfect, but we love the adventure. We learn something new every day and I'm a firm believer that when we stop learning, we'll stop growing.

Scratch was born from a love of making people smile. Since I was little, I've loved to bake for other people...I loved creating recipes and sharing my ideas and experiments with anyone who would try. Today, I still love that process! We experiment in the kitchen constantly. We have some massive winners...and some that still have us shaking our heads. :-) In all of that testing and baking, we learn about you...our customers. We learn your likes and dislikes. We learn about your lives and families and events. You've brought us into your life and allowed us to share in some of your most favorite moments. That...that's why we do this.

Because we love making you smile! :-)


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  • Don't believe the hype the 4.8 rating to me is a mystery. I was met by rude employees trying to rush my order and upset as if I had interrupted their gossip circle. The quality of the cupcakes is lack luster at best expect a soggy lumpy poorly flavored mess if you get one. Along with that if you're looking for a drink don't bother with the smoothies, unless you want a watered down flavorless fruit drink. Overall Scratch Cupcakery is highly overrated especially by the people who probably never had been to a cupcake place anywhere else, not worth the money.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Cake

    What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?

    $ 2.00

    What services do your prices include?

    Consultation, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Tastings - Private

    What types of desserts do you provide?


    What services do you provide?

    Consultations, Delivery, Tastings - Private

    What cake items do you provide?

    Cake Stands

    What dietary needs can you accommodate?

    Gluten Free, Vegan

    What special ingredients do you use?

    Fresh Fruit, Local

    Are you licensed by the state health department?


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