Smallcakes Gets Ready To Open In Biltmore Park, Asheville NC

Smallcakes Cupcakery - Cupcakes & Ice Cream in Asheville

Smallcakes Cupcakery: A cupcake and ice cream franchise with locations in 26 States and also 2 International locations is getting ready to open in Asheville NC. This goes to show you how much the foodie scene is rapidly growing in the Western North Carolina area, as this location in particular has the Coldstone Creamery ice cream shop right across the street from them in Biltmore Park, and Yaya’s Frozen Yogurt just two block away. And cupcakes are pretty big in the Asheville area with some delicious spots such as Short Street Cakes, Ruth & Ranshaw, and a La CupCakes. Yet, we are still a long way off from saying that there are too many cupcakes in Asheville. The Asheville Foodie Community definitely approves of more cupcake action in town. Bring It!

1st Annual Yarn & Fiber Crawl in Asheville

Friends & Fiberworks, a local business located in the Biltmore Square Mall, is sponsoring the first annual Asheville Yarn & Fiber Crawl May 14th – 15th.

What is a Yarn/Fiber Crawl ?

A Yarn/Fiber crawl is a fun way to acquaint all fiber enthusiasts and artists with regional independent retailers and the companies that supply and distribute the yarns and accessories they carry.  This is done by creating a self guided itinerary for the exploration of participating stores.  The stores participate by creating  special promotions, excitement and interest in various fiber mediums.  Participating companies share in underwriting the event and contribute full sized samples of their marvelous products which are included in the raffle baskets that are on display at every store along the crawl.  There is one raffle basket for every store.  Everyone is eligible to enter the Raffle.  There is never a charge to go on a crawl, and you go on your own time frame and at your own speed.  Every participant  on a yarn crawl is entitled to one FREE RAFFLE ticket from each store they visit.

Destinations included on the Yarn & Fiber Crawl itinerary are:

  • Friends & Fiberworks – Biltmore Square Mall, Asheville
  • Asheville NC Homecrafts – Asheville
  • Earth Guild – Downtown Asheville
  • Purl’s Yarn Emporium – Downtown Asheville
  • Yarn Paradise – Biltmore Village – Asheville
  • The Goldeski Farm – Asheville
  • Yarn Nook – Candler
  • Black Mountain Yarn Shop – Black Mountain
  • Nice Threads Fiber/Gallery Studio – Back Mountain
  • Charlotte’s Fibers – Brevard
  • North Woods Fiber & Farm – Inman, SC
  • Orr Farm

Support your local Western North Carolina fiber crafts community and stores by participating in this fun event! More information, itineraries, and maps of participating locations are at

About Friends & Fiberworks

Friends & Fiberworks is a local Asheville business headquartered in the Biltmore Square Mall. They are a community yarn shoppe and learning center, and offer classes on everything from weaving, spinning, dying, knitting, crochet, and more. They have over 2,000 sq ft of yarn, fiber, and crafting supplies. If you enjoy fiber arts but don’t have time to take a class, come on down and sit in a comfortable chair and participate in one of the many ‘sit and knit’ nights they have throughout the month. If you are having a problem with a project, or just have a question to ask, one of the friendly staff will be sure to assist you. Looking for a yarn, set of needles, or something else that they don’t have? Ask, and they will gladly order it for you, and let you know when your order has arrived!

Grab your knitting needles, spinning wheel, weaving loom, or craft of your choice and head on down to check out Friends & Fiberworks at the Biltmore Square Mall!