Secret recipes are secret for a reason.

Meet Keavy Landreth, owner of Kumquat Cupcakery in Brooklyn. I was invited into her kitchen space to see how she makes her secret recipe for what many refer to as “Brooklyn’s favorite miniature cupcakes”.

A few years back, Keavy found herself disappointed with the over-sized, dry, unmemorable cupcake offerings in cupcake-obsessed New York City, and decided to create an entirely original recipe of her own, just for fun. She started selling to family & friends, then to local flea markets, hearing over and over from customers that her cupcakes were “the best cupcakes they’ve ever had”.

(And after tasting a dozen or so myself, they are definitely the best cupcakes I’ve ever had!)

Knowing that food was a passion she always wanted to persue, she decided to launch Kumquat Cupcakery. And now this one-woman-show cupcake catering business sells 2,000-3,000 cupcakes per week!

Seasonal. Sustainably-focused. And Local. This is truly an inspiring story about “going for it” packed into one little bite. Enjoy!

Thanks for watching food. curated.

To get your hands on Keavy’s cupcakes or to check out her line-up of flavors, please visit:, or stop by The Brooklyn Flea on weekends!