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Updated: 11/20/2013 08:03:01AM

Cupcake shop to celebrate 5 years downtown

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Cindi Murphy, owner of Sugar Island Cupcakes, has created many life-like designs, such as a snake, an alligator and a fish, for people’s wedding cakes.

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Sugar Island Cupcakes will celebrate its fifth anniversary on Dec. 12 with an open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cindi Murphy’s cupcakes have become very popular. She baked about 600 for last year’s Taste of Punta Gorda.

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Cindi Murphy said that everything is homemade in her bakery. Here, she puts some of her butter cream icing on one of her cupcakes.

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Cindi Murphy is not a baker. She thinks of herself as an artist. And when people step into her bakery, Sugar Island Cupcakes, they will immediately understand why.

Although she attended Herron School of Art and Design for 2 years, Murphy has, what she calls, a “natural talent.” Since she was a child, she designed and made her own toys and clothes. That artistic ability has carried over into her baking skills.

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