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Cupcake Charlie's has winning recipe for Patriots fans on AFC Championship weekend

January 21, 2017

As Patriots Nation prepares for One More AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium this weekend, Penny Lessa is busy baking up a championship recipe for Patriots parties and tailgates. Lessa and her husband, Dan, own Cupcake Charlie’s, an award-winning cupcake bakery offering 16 cupcake flavors at seven shops around New England, including one residing in the shadow of Gillette Stadium at Patriot Place. “We love New England and love the Patriots,” Penny said. “Having a shop at Patriot Place has really added to our excitement for the Patriots, and we feel so much more invested in the team now. It has been a wonderful experience getting to meet so many fans and some players, too.” One of those players was Rob Ninkovich, who inspired Penny to create a special cupcake only available on Patriots Game Days. “Rob came by the shop shortly after we opened in 2013, and we started chatting about his favorite...

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