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Gigi’s Cupcakes Franchise Founder Gigi Butler Appears on Dallas TV

Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise founder Gigi Butler is a natural when it comes to media appearances. From her Undercover Boss episode to baking demos on local television, Gigi loves to share Gigi’s Cupcakes with viewers. When Gigi’s on TV, local franchise owners often see an uptick in store traffic and interest in their products.

Recently, Gigi stopped by Dallas’ “Good Day” show to make Hunka Chunka Banana cupcakes and talk about the history of Gigi’s Cupcakes. We’re including the recipe below so you can try out Gigi’s creation for yourself.

Hunka Chunka Banana Cupcake

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Mash bananas in a large bowl. Add sugar, eggs and oil. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, pecans and chocolate chips. Beat until smooth. Pour and cup the cakes using a 1/2 cup dipper. Bake at 325 degrees for 28 minutes. Cool and frost cupcakes.

Gigi’s Buttercream Frosting

  • 1½ cups butter, softened (microwave 15 seconds)
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use clear for whiter frosting)
  • ½ large banana
  • ½ teaspoon fruit fresh
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring

In a large mixer bowl, add softened butter (microwave 15 seconds max). Add powdered sugar and beat well (with mixer), add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon fruit fresh (keeps banana soft and fresh). In another small mixing bowl add 5 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding with a whisk. Mix well and pour into butter and sugar mixture. Take ½ of a large banana and mash into butter and sugar mixture, add 2 small drops of yellow food coloring and beat well until frosting is light and fluffy.

Yield: 5 cups of frosting

This article originally appeared on Fox4News.com

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If you’re interested in owning your own Gigi’s Cupcakes — where you can make and sell this and all of Gigi Butler’s delicious cupcake recipes — check our research pages for more information, request a copy of our free Franchise Information Report or give us a call at 877-890-0704 to start a conversation.

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Springtime Means Success for Gigi’s Cupcakes Franchisees

Our springtime-themed offerings increase revenue as customers celebrate holidays with gifts and party treats

bakery franchiseFor most people, celebrating the holidays in any season is synonymous with indulging in delicious treats. The new life of springtime brings a calendar full of opportunities for celebrating loved ones. At Gigi’s Cupcakes, we call these “holi-dates” — a reason to drive traffic and sales to our Gigi’s Cupcakes bakeries where we celebrate celebrating!

Springtime means Easter, Passover, teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation — all occasions when Gigi’s Cupcakes take center stage at dinners, parties and events. This time of year is especially meaningful and lucrative for Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise owners who enjoy helping their customers make special memories, while their businesses see increased traffic and sales.

“From mid-February to Memorial Day, our Gigi’s Cupcakes franchisees see an uptick in business as the warm temperatures bring more people into our stores who are looking for that special addition to their dinner or party,” Mickey Skelton, Director of Franchise Development with Gigi’s Cupcakes, said. “So many of Gigi’s recipes originated with her own family’s holiday celebrations, so it’s no surprise our customers love Gigi’s Cupcakes at the holidays.”

Customers love to celebrate the holidays with Gigi’s Cupcakes

Helping customers celebrate is important for our franchisees, and the holidays lend themselves to the magical traditions that memories are made of.

“I really love everything about my business. I could have never dreamed that I would be able to work at a job that I truly love to go to. I love the guest interaction and giving back to the community. It is such an amazing thing — to bring smiles to people’s faces through something as simple as cupcakes. I’m so honored to be part of people’s memories and traditions,” Emily Goertemoeller, Franchise Owner with Gigi’s Cupcakes, says.

Each season brings a new limited-time menu, featuring flavors, colors and decorations typical of that time of year. Our holiday-themed mini cupcake boxes are bestsellers among customers and feature favorite symbols of the season and icons for the occasion. This spring you’re likely to see bright flowers, confetti, butterflies, graduation caps, diplomas and wise old owls on our over-the-top signature Gigi’s swirl of frosting.

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Our holiday offerings have the same great artistry and taste as those treats we offer all year long. At Gigi’s Cupcakes, our creative marketing department works with franchise locations to promote our holiday treats. We support franchisees with marketing materials for their local market, and our revamped consumer website makes it easier than ever for customers to order their favorite Gigi’s treats to celebrate Mom, Dad, teacher or graduate.

Learn more about Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise

Gigi’s Cupcakes franchise owners find their businesses are busy year-round. The calendar is always filled with new “holi-dates” ready for celebrating as the seasons change. Because we are in the celebration business, Gigi’s Cupcakes desserts are always in demand.

Now is a great time to launch a Gigi’s gourmet cupcake bakery franchise. Gigi’s Cupcakes offers a low-cost, lower risk and scalable bakery franchise that features gourmet cupcakes and bakery treats. Our startup costs average around $300,000 and the typical food and labor costs for a Gigi’s gourmet cupcake bakery are less than those at traditional food franchises.

For in-depth details about the Gigi’s franchise opportunity, download our free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages.