Sift Expanding Cupcake Empire

The cupcake empire continues to grow. Plus ice cream sammies, cake shakes and more

The Sift Crew /Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar

Lots of folks have been peeping into the former Arts Council space on Mendocino Avenue wondering what exactly will be going into its place. Mystery solved: Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar will be expanding.

Owner Andrea Ballus tells BiteClub they’ll be renting out the event space as a private party venue for “adult cocktail parties” birthdays, company holiday parties, wedding receptions and decorating classes. The expanded venue will hold up to 70 people — considerably larger than their current 404-A location.

Now, since you’re now thinking about cupcakes and other goodies, may I mention as well that Sift is now offering three flavors of ice cream sandwiches for the summer. The frozen treats mash up cookies and Three Twins ice cream (from Petaluma) as Ooh La La – red velvet cookies, madagascar vanilla ice cream; All for the Cookie – chocolate cookie, cookies n cream ice cream; and Pink Limonatta – raspberry cookie, lemon cookie ice cream. Sift has also created two more frozen treats: Cake Shakes, a drinkable blend of cake, milk and ice, as well as and fudgsicle and orange creamsicle push up pops.

Devilishly decadent.

Sift Cupcake and Dessert Bar, 404-A Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, 240-4004; Cotati @ 7582 Commerce Blvd, Cotai, 792-1681; Napa and the new Mobile Cupcake truck.