About Coastal Cupcakes

Kristen Beckmeyer and Meredith Sullivan opened Coastal Cupcakes in downtown Wilmington, NC on July 3, 2008. Within 9 months, they had opened their second store near Wrightsville Beach.

Kristen and Meredith met while on the track team at The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Both completed their business degrees in 2001 and went their separate ways to pursue careers in the sports industry. They frequently talked about their dream of one day owning a business together, but it wasn’t until Meredith noticed several successful cupcake stores in the DC area that she sent an email with an article to Kristen asking “what do you think?” Kristen’s response, “when are you moving?” Three and a half months later, they were open for business.

While they started with just a handful of family recipes they have expanded to over 85 varieties of flavors since opening. The stores success has garnered them the nickname of “cupcake girls” around town.

Coastal Cupcakes is Wilmington’s premier cupcakery, offering designer cupcakes made fresh daily from the worlds finest ingredients.


Whether you have a small luncheon or a large wedding we can customize your cupcakes to fit your event and your style. We do cupcakes with your logos or pictures!

  • Gift Giving
  • Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Wedding Showers
  • Baby Showers
  • Business Meetings
  • Corporate Gifts
  • Dinner Parties
  • Thank You Gifts
  • School Functions
  • Get Well Gifts