Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cupcakes in Vegas

Cupcakes in Vegas

I was in Las Vegas over the Fourth of July and received the sweetest surprise!

Cupcakes in Vegas

Cupcakes!!! And lots of them.

Cupcakes in Vegas

They were from Kari and Brian of Retro Bakery. I “met” Kari through flickr when she was documenting her adventures in opening a bakery and I’ve been keeping up with her on Twitter, knowing that the next time I visited Las Vegas, I wanted to rent a car and surprise her at the bakery.

Fun! Fun! Fun! I’ve only been to a few cupcake bakeries. Sprinkles Cupcakes in Dallas and The Atlanta Cupcake Factory in Georgia. I know. There’s something enormously wrong with that picture. So I was really excited to see Retro and check out their cupcakes.

Big problem. Right before I left, she announced they were going to be closed on the day I could come visit. On vacation of all things. Just my luck. Needless to say, I was bummed.

But, Kari did the sweetest thing. She sent some to the hotel for me the last day they were open. The Fourth of July. I couldn’t believe it. I mean I’ve certainly never had cupcakes delivered to my room before. The bellman brought them up and for a minute I thought I was going to have to fight the guy for them. Even after I tipped him, he kept going on about them. I guess he wanted me to give him one. Well, that didn’t happen. Sorry Mr. Bellman. These were all staying with me!

Cupcakes in Vegas

Can you blame me. I mean look at them. They tasted just as good as they look. And really moist too.

Cupcakes in Vegas

In the back is Pink Lemonade (Lemon cake topped with pink lemonade buttercream and hot pink glitter sugar). In the front: Hop Scotch (Vanilla cake topped with vanilla buttercream dipped in butterscotch ganache) This was one of my favorites!

Cupcakes in Vegas

Here we have Cinnamon Toast (Vanilla cake topped with cinnamon buttercream dusted with cinnamon and sugar). YUM!

Cupcakes in Vegas

And here… Milk & Cookies (Chocolate-chip cake topped with vanilla buttercream and a freshly baked mini chocolate chip cookie.) This is all wrong and all right, all at the same time. Another fave!

Cupcakes in Vegas

Left: Apple Cider (Cinnamon swirl cake topped with apple cider buttercream dusted with cinnamon and sugar) Front: Mint Chocolate Chip (Chocolate cake topped with green mint buttercream and mini chocolate chips) Right: Red, White & Blueberry (Blueberry cake topped with strawberry buttercream) This might have been my most fave. But it’s a toss up with the Hopscotch.

Oh and, sorry about the lighting on some of these pics. The room didn’t have the best angle for natural light.

Cupcakes in Vegas

But who cares about lighting when you have this much chocolate to look at. Left: Chocolate Fountain (Chocolate cake topped with chocolate buttercream and dipped in chocolate ganache). Right: Chocolate Covered Banana (Chocolate cake topped with banana buttercream dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with walnuts) Back: Peanut Butter Cup (Chocolate cake topped with peanut butter buttercream and dark chocolate shavings) Who am I kidding… these were all faves.

Cupcakes in Vegas

But I didn’t actually eat them then.

Cupcakes in Vegas

I left them all alone in the room while we went to get dinner. It was difficult, but I knew if I tasted even one, it would be all over. By the way, if you’ve been to Vegas, you can probably guess where I stayed by now.

Cupcakes in Vegas

And, later when we returned.

Cupcakes in Vegas

Let’s just say there was a little cupcake carnage during the taste testing. I won’t give you all the messy details, but I’m glad there wasn’t a camera filming me.

And the best thing about these cupcakes, was having the rest of them again for breakfast.

Cupcakes in Vegas

Thanks so much for the Retro cupcakes, Kari & Brian. I hope to really meet you guys next time.

Do you have a cupcake bakery in your area that you want to try? One that you love or one that you’ve just heard of? I would love to hear your recommendations.

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bettyann said...

oh so yummy..there is a place outside of Vancouver, Canada..called tracy cakes…so good..www.tracycakes.com

July 13, 2009 12:06 AM
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Allegory said...

Caryn's Cakes on Marietta Street in Atlanta is amazing. I'm addicted. They have a Vanilla Chai cupcake that I can not get enough of

July 13, 2009 12:41 AM
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Melissa said...

Oh yummy! I can't believe the cookie on top of the cupcake! In the DC area, the best cupcakes I've had are at Georgetown Cupcake!

July 13, 2009 12:43 AM
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melmst said...

Well, I just found your blog, and I'm SUCH a huge fan already – just trying to step into this whole cupcake thing, and I'm a bit obsessed with it…Your pictures are also AMAZING!!!! Thanks for all the info, insight and inspiration!!!!

July 13, 2009 01:27 AM
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Mari-Leigh Smith said...

I actually live not 10 minutes from Retro Bakery. Been dying to stop by and give them a try. Now it seems I have a handy little excuse!

July 13, 2009 02:03 AM
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Anonymous said...

here in northwest ohio (toledo) we have "cake in a cup" there are lots of yummy flavors just like some of the ones you were given. The pink lemonade sounds devine…you should work out a cake pop in the shape of a glass of lemonade and work it out.

July 13, 2009 02:15 AM
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Shannon said...

we have 3 (supposedly) cupcakerys where I live. I have only been able to find an address on two and have been to one. We were severly disappointed. The cupcakes were smaller than a regular sized cupcake but 3.75 each. I would have been fine with that if they were more than 2 bites. Then the cake was kinda gross. All their stuff had this kind of artificial taste… and not creative combos like at Retro.

July 13, 2009 02:25 AM
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Kristin...though some still call me Dott... said...

Here in Oklahoma City we have three cupcake bakeries, though I can only remember the names of two of them. One is the coziest little spot called Cuppies and Joe. It's in a 1920's bungalow and there are couches and mismatched chair inside and the cupcakes are served on mismatched china and depression glass plates and the gals that work in there are SO sweet. I've taken my kids for cupcakes there a few times and the are pretty tasty. There is another place just down the road from Cuppies and Joe called Sara Sara Cupcakes, and it is very modern and sleek and everything is white on white on white which looks really cool, but we've never been cause I'm not taking a 4 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old into an all white establishment. lol.

July 13, 2009 02:52 AM
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Linds said...

Those look AMAZING!!! Yum!

A couple recommendations: If you're ever in Austin, Hey Cupcake (heycupcake.com) is a pretty fun cupcake stand. And a friend of mine in NYC works at Crumbs Bake Shop (crumbs.com) and loves it, so I plan to check it out next time I'm in the city. Their cupcakes make my mouth water!

July 13, 2009 03:06 AM
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KarlandBethany said...

We probably do, but I never seem to find them– or if I do, they are never open when I am there. :-( So, I usually just make our own for us.

But, we have some fantastic ice cream in town, small and large– Jeni's, Mardi Gras, Denise's, Graeter's, Rita's, etc. Flavors as diverse as saffron, gravel road (smoked almonds in salty caramel ice cream), passion fruit sorbet, cashew-raisin, mango, lime cardamom, lavendar, thai chili, honey vanilla bean, strawberry rose petal, goat cheese with roasted red cherries, etc.

I'm thinkin' that some of these ice cream flavor profiles could be applied to cupcakes. Or, some of the ice cream could be used to make cupckaes!!! ;-)

Just a thought…

July 13, 2009 03:24 AM
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Jena Simms said...

Zippo cupcake experts in my area, although my three boys say I am the queen of the cupcake in their mind… (does that count?)

July 13, 2009 03:39 AM
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David said...

Great post! I love your blog.

If you're ever in St. Louis, drop by "The Cupcakery" in the central west end. You'll be glad you did!

July 13, 2009 03:41 AM
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Tammie said...

Southport Grocery in Chicago is amazing. I make my husband bring me some when he takes business trips to Chicago. Their cupcake pancakes are very good too!

http://www.southportgrocery.com/

I've also heard Chicago does a cupcake crawl. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good cupcake place in Orlando?

July 13, 2009 04:44 AM
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Anonymous said...

Excalibur? Driving me crazy out of curiosity!

July 13, 2009 04:59 AM
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Robin said...

next time i'm in vegas, i'm definitely trying out retro bakery!!

and if you're in portland, or, you have to go to saint cupcake. it's the cutest shop with some of the best flavors.

and i second all the votes for trophy cupcakes in seattle! :)

July 13, 2009 05:05 AM
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Sue Sparks said...

Those sound/look SOOOOOOOO good!!!

July 13, 2009 06:57 AM
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Cassiday said...

Austin TX is home of the cupcakery!! They are everywhere. Austinite think that cupcakes are must have items–so there are TONS o great places.

http://www.heycupcake.com/splash.html
Hey cupcake! Is an airstream trailer with a rotating pink cupcake on the top. Very popular.

http://www.sugarmamasbakeshop.com/
Sugar mama's is my fave–very retro and chic and TASTY!

http://cupprimo.com/
Cupprimo is fun too

http://www.delish-cupcakes.com/
Delish is our newest one–they brought some to my work and I got busy with the chocolate cupcakes with edible glitter! YUM

July 13, 2009 11:19 AM
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christy said...

I am a huge fan of Dozen in Pittsburgh. http://www.dozencupcakes.com/index.html

July 13, 2009 12:13 PM
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Veronica said...

I've seen them in a couple of the comments, but Bleeding Heart bakery in Chicago is awesome bc they offer lots of gluton-free and vegan cupcakes/cakes. BUT I have to say that Molly's Cupcakes is by far my favorite place to get cupcakes here. They opened in the middle of February 2 yrs ago and have had a line out the door since. You can customize your cupcakes (flavors and frostings) AND they have a sprinkle bar for accessorizing your cupcake. And while you're enjoying your cupcake, you can sit at the bar on a swing (seriously!) and enjoy a cup of a locally roast coffee or you can enjoy a game of scrabble, rock'm sock'm robots, or even connect 4. I heart Molly's.

herclover@gmail.com

July 13, 2009 01:40 PM
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Jenny R said...

There is a little cupcake shop in Richmond, VA where I'm from called Two Sweet that has the most amazing cupcakes. It's run by two middle age mothers who were originally SAHMs. Their cupcakes are made fresh every day and I hear they sell out daily as well. They have a different menu each day. The raspberry cheesecake cupcake is my personal favorite. We picked up a big special order of them for our wedding rehersal dinner as a special "surprise" dessert.

July 13, 2009 01:47 PM
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Desirae said...

Next time you're in Dallas – go to Society Bakery – their chocolate petit fours and red velvet cupcakes are to die for! The buttercream isn't tooth-ache sweet – Ellen Degeneres named it one of the best cupcakes in America.

July 13, 2009 02:23 PM
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Michelle said...

Back In the Day Bakery in Savannah is another good one. They were recently on some MSN list for top bakeries or something like that.

July 13, 2009 02:55 PM
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curiousceridwen said...

cupcakesbyliz.com –No storefront, sadly. Have to order ahead. So far I've only had them once, when an assortment of 6 flavors showed up at work one morning. Best day at work EVER. I'd sooner jab an eye than pick a favorite flavor.

July 13, 2009 03:33 PM
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Seanna Lea said...

There are two good cupcake places that I've been to in the Boston area: Sweet and Kickass Cupcakes. Very different styles. I find that KC cupcakes tend to be a bit drier, and that their vegan cupcakes are better than their non-vegan cupcakes. Sweet is more of the classic cupcake look.

July 13, 2009 03:45 PM
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Anonymous said...

those cupcakes look disgusting!

July 13, 2009 03:58 PM
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karlee said...

I'm borrowing bread pans.. I mean Loaf pans from my mother still! However, I could keep borrowing and have you pick me up any of those lovely graduating cake pans!

July 13, 2009 04:31 PM
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Shari said...

Oh my goodness! Those cupcakes look positively SINFUL! I guess they would be since they were made in "Sin City!" LOL! It never occurred to me to make all those different kinds of buttercream! I'm going to have to try that! I just recently made a spice cake with cinnamon buttercream and it was so delicious. What should I try next? Banana buttercream? Peanut Butter Buttercream? Oh, the choices!!!!

July 13, 2009 05:28 PM
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Marin D said...

We love Retro Bakery's cupcakes. My sister brought us some that same weekend. Was the blueberry one in that assortment anywhere? Oh it was so good. We just moved and are closer to it now. Love them!

July 13, 2009 05:37 PM
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Jen said...

If you ever visit seattle you must go to http://trophycupcakes.com/ – my all time favorite!

July 13, 2009 06:18 PM
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ruboid123 said...

In Hamilton, Ontario Canada there is a place that sells the most amazing cupcakes

Cupcakes
1050 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1L5
Telephone : 905-308-8484

July 13, 2009 06:39 PM
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Bryna said...

NYC – Crumbs vs. Magnolia's. I like Crumbs better. But Magnolia's can hold their own.

Take a look and see what you think:
http://www.crumbs.com/
or
http://www.magnoliacupcakes.com/

July 13, 2009 07:49 PM
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andreaquist said...

OK, I have seriously come back to look at these pics like 12 times already today. That cinnamon buttercream looks so impossibly thick & creamy I want to lick my screen! And the Hop Scotch? Oh. My. Gosh. Reminds me of those hand-dipped soft serve cones from childhood. You must have great willpower, because with those delectable cupcakes in my room, i would have NEVER been able to leave for dinner!

Alas there are no cupcake bakeries nearby, but my absolute dream is to open one someday!

July 13, 2009 08:37 PM
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Nic said...

I'm going to second Swirlz in Chicago. They are soooo over the top delicious!

July 13, 2009 09:02 PM
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Ali said...

OMG.

Wow wow wow.

That is all I can say.

July 13, 2009 09:07 PM
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The Nelsons said...

I live in Vegas, & my cousin actually just did a photo shoot in Retro! So awesome! LOVE RETRO! & another good one here, 'The Cupcakery'! mmmm… cupcakes….

July 13, 2009 09:17 PM
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Adrienne said...

I dont know of any cupcake bakeries… However, there is a doughnut place that is pretty popular in Portland, oregon. Voodoo Doughnuts… MMMMMMMM :D

July 13, 2009 09:40 PM
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Kathy2eggs said...

I visit LV once a month to see the grandbaby and will have to go!!
Thanks for telling us..

July 13, 2009 11:35 PM
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Wee Monkey said...

Another Vegas resident here! Have to check out her stuff! :)

July 14, 2009 12:03 AM
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Nina said...

My favorite cupcakery is Frosted located in Long Beach ca. I want to try 'crumbs' in Glendale next time!

July 14, 2009 12:27 AM
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Abbey said...

The best cupcake place in Nashville is Gigi's Cupcakes! They have big cupcakes piled high with icing in tons of fun and creative flavors!! They also come in cute boxes to make a fun gift!

July 14, 2009 02:52 AM
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citygirl said...

i would have to say that i want to visit my very OWN cupcake store in the very very near future! have the name picked out, trying to find a location (that i can afford), and scribbling down ideas for cupcakes. :) i'll let you know when i open and you can come and visit!

July 14, 2009 06:42 AM
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Kristen and David said...

I live in Little Rock, AR and we have a cupcake bakery here called "Cupcakes". It's so cute! You've got to drop in if you are ever in the area!

July 14, 2009 07:42 AM
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Laura said...

Wait I'm sorry, did you say you were in Vegas over the holiday or did you say HEAVEN?… YUM!!

July 14, 2009 01:08 PM
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hf52771 said...

All I know is that I've seen AND eaten GOBS of cupcakes in my time, but these are BY FAR the most gorgeous and creative! Oh how I wish I could visit this bakery! I think it's hightime I ventured out and found a cupcake shop somewhere in the near vicinity…….
~Heather

July 14, 2009 02:30 PM
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Emily B said...

I've tried lots of cupcake bakeries during my travels yet the best is right here in my hometown of St. Louis, MO – The Cupcakery – cravethecup.com

July 14, 2009 03:44 PM
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Tiera said...

There are several pans I would love to have. I live in an area that demands mail order due to the fact that there are very few specialty stores. Love your site!!

July 14, 2009 03:54 PM
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Valinda said...

I live in Vegas and have several friends who rave about Retro Bakery, it's not very far from me after seeing your pictures I am going to HAVE to get over there!

July 14, 2009 05:11 PM
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Cupcake Activist said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! I have been meaning to stop by Retro Bakery every time I am near Vegas, but time has not allowed it. I will be nearby next month so hopefully I will get to chance to try those yummy-looking cupcakes!

July 14, 2009 05:43 PM
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Jessica said...

I would LOVE a bundt pan or tartlet pan(s)!

July 14, 2009 05:58 PM
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Divaberry said...

I agree with several above, I LOVE Georgetown Cupcakes. My favorite is the "Cherry Blossom," only available in April, alas, but their chocolate varieties are also amazing. Yum.

July 14, 2009 06:27 PM
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lisa said...

Holy smokes there's lots of comments! I apologize if this is a repeat but if you are even in San Francisco, I recommend going to the old ferry landing and visiting the huge farmers market period, but there's a place that sells super moist and beautiful and delicious cupcakes in there: http://www.miettecakes.com/
If in San Diego, where I live, we have "Heavenly Cupcakes. I am unimpressed. I hate saying that.

July 14, 2009 07:05 PM
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KatieT/Your biggest far :) said...

ok…did you stay at the Palms?

July 14, 2009 07:28 PM
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Me said...

hi bakerella! im a huge fan and this is the first time im leaving a comment :) i LOVE Frosted Cupcakery in downtown Long Beach, CA. They have cupcakes with ice cream centers!! Their other cupcakes are quite good too, but I mean…how can you pass up a mixture of some of the best stuff on earth…cupcakes + frosting+ ICE CREAM. YESSS.

-T

July 14, 2009 08:30 PM
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Melissa K. said...

Here in Denver, CO, I've used Happy Cakes (http://www.happycakesdenver.com/) to HUGE satisfaction. Mmmm those custom flavors! They had a french toast cupcake that was to die for – and they even delivered to our office for a special birthday.

July 14, 2009 08:49 PM
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Tara said...

Not sure if anyone mentioned it, but if you're in the Nashville area, Gigi's Cupcakes is the place to go!

July 14, 2009 11:09 PM
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Jessamyn and Jordan said...

There's one i tried recently in Richmond, VA – Too Sweet Cupcakes – and the cupcakes were great! The shop was so cute too, and they displayed each cupcake variety they had that day on individual mini covered cake stands!

July 14, 2009 11:27 PM
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Abbybobabbyfeefifofabby said...

That Cookies and Milk cupcake looks to die for.

Saint Cupcake in Portland, Oregon is a cute little bakery with great cupcakes. The lemon cupcake with a berry glaze is my personal favorite. Their cream cheese frosting is amazing also.

July 14, 2009 11:37 PM
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Bakerella said...

Okay, you guys are totally making me want to go on a road trip. I need to check out some of the cupcake shops IMMEDIATELY.

July 15, 2009 03:16 AM
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denise:) said...

There are 259 comments before me- so you may already have this info- but if you're ever in the Sonoma County CA area, you should DEFINITELY try Sift Cupcakery- in Cotati CA. http://www.siftcupcakery.com/
Love them!! Love your blog too- makes me want to go whip up some buttercream and bake sumtin. :D

July 15, 2009 03:36 AM
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Make Life Interesting said...

I live in the Twin Cities, and here there's an awesome place called Cupcake. Unlucky for my waistline, I work right down the street, and love to stroll on by there in the summer for a BLT and a June Cleaver cupcake. http://www.cup-cake.com/
I grew up in New Orleans, and on a recent trip there, I was on Magazine St. for the GRAND OPENING of a new cupcake shop there – Bee Sweet Cupcakes. http://www.beesweetcupcakes.com/
Adorable place with adorable ladies. They were up all night making their cupcakes, and by the time I got there at 2pm, they were out of two kinds! I still hear rumblings about their greatness from my friends living there.

July 15, 2009 02:45 PM
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jamie sanethavong said...

These cupcakes look so delicious!

July 15, 2009 04:04 PM
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penny said...

Here in Austin, Texas we love "Hey Cupcake". They sell their cupcakes out of an airstream trailer. They are really yummy and the trailers are adorable, complete with a giant spinning cupcake on top.

July 15, 2009 06:02 PM
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CarrieBearie said...

Oh boy! Mischa's Cupcakes here in Miami … I have no clue what that special ingredient she uses but all of her cupcakes are HEAVEN. I want some right now….mmmmm….

July 15, 2009 08:24 PM
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Lisa said...

Hows come nobody's mentioned that the way she puts frosting on the cupcakes looks like somebody pooed on them? Seriously? Get a star tip, honey! I'm sure they taste great though.

July 15, 2009 11:15 PM
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Rachel Young said...

I want to go to there.

July 16, 2009 01:33 AM
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Carie said...

I live in McKinney, TX, one of the fastest growing cities in the US, and number 9 on desirable places to live. :-) We LOOOOOVE "The Cake Stand," a small bakery in historic McKinney's square, near the old historic county courthouse for Collin County, TX.

The ladies at "The Cake Stand" make amazing cookies, cupcakes,…and cakes. Each time we get to the square, we stop at the bakery and purchase a 1-inch slice of their 6"x6" bar cakes, which are always in the cooler. The cake is so sweet that the three kids and I can share one slice and all be satisfied.

So…for my 40th birthday party (last week), we ordered a buttercream-frosted white cake with raspberry mousse filling. YUM, YUM! My guests really enjoyed the cake, but not as much as the birthday girl did!

Check it out!

July 16, 2009 03:45 AM
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Krissy said...

Those cupcakes look devine. I'm craving them now!

My favorite is Sugar Sweet Sunshine on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Better than Magnolia if you ask me.

July 16, 2009 03:18 PM
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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, those must have floated down from Heaven. I don't very often ache with the desire to devour a cupcake until I saw these. I feel physical pain right now in my want. lol

I'm a very new viewer to your blog (my third visit I think) and I believe I will gain much weight while perusing your amazing blog!

Kristi

July 17, 2009 04:14 AM
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Anonymous said...

Have had Sprinkles in Dallas and the Cupcakery in Frisco, TX (suburb of Dallas). The Cupcakery is the TX location of the Vegas store. Cupcakes were beautifully decorated, and had cute names. Cake flavor was okay but dry, however, the icing was tasty! Someone else mentioned Society Bakery in Dallas…they have the BEST brownies.

July 17, 2009 05:07 AM
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La Petite Baker said...

On July 3rd I went to Lola's Cupcakery on Las Olas Blvd, FL; and I loved! her site is at http://www.lolascupcakery.com – Lola was a pleasure to talk to as well. Totally recommend, but she doesn't ship her cupcakes; so you have to in the area to try them

July 17, 2009 09:40 PM
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writing4612 said...

The Milk & Coookies is too cute! I bet they were yummy.

July 17, 2009 10:24 PM
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Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella!
Those cupcakes look amazing!
If you you ever visit British Columbia, Canada…. There is a store in Vancouver called Cupcakes.
The best cupcakes I have ever tried! They have a website, too.
cupcakesonline.com
I LOVE your blog!

July 19, 2009 02:21 AM
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A little bit of our history - said...

I am with Lindsey….The Sweet Tooth Fairy is quite good :) I also make lots of sweet creations like yourself and would love to send you photos sometime :)

July 20, 2009 07:08 PM
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Heather said...

I am at Retro Bakery almost every week! YUMMO!

July 22, 2009 06:34 AM
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Anonymous said...

that's the Wynn!

i was just there – room 3749!

July 22, 2009 08:52 PM
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Vicki C said...

I live in Las Vegas and have been to the Retro Bakery several times. They are delicious. You can even get a side of frosting.Yummmmm

July 23, 2009 05:04 AM
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Ellen said...

If you are ever in Arkansas, you must stop by Cupcakes on Kavanaugh in Little Rock. They use organic ingredients to make cupcakes from recipes that belonged to the owners mother and grandmothers. The Lemon Drop is amazing!

July 24, 2009 03:55 AM
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The Henricksen Journal said...

just found your blog… love it already. check out this one if you are ever close to Tacoma Washington http://www.hello-cupcake.com/

Then cross the Narrows bridge and visit Gig Harbor – there is a wonderful bakery: Suzanne's that often has scrumtious cupcakes too. Plus, you'll love visiting Gig Harbor. I love living here.

July 26, 2009 03:46 AM
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terrav said...

I echo all the Arizonans for Tammy Coe Cupcakes. The cinnamon one is my all time favorite.

July 27, 2009 02:26 AM
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Angela said...

Cupcakes Gourmet in Malvern, PA is amazing!!!

July 29, 2009 03:53 PM
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The Grays said...

if you're ever in oklahoma city, you should try out "cuppies and joe" on 23rd street…it's amazing!

July 31, 2009 04:13 AM
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Jessica said...

http://www.freshcupcakes.com/
Cupcake in Charleston South Carolina…two words: Ah-Dorable

August 5, 2009 07:36 PM
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NicoleV1019 said...

Kari and Brian are fantastic. Retro Bakery helped me become the most popular vendor at a tradeshow last February (I had their cupcakes at my booth.) And their tagline is 100% right – it's ALLLLLL about the buttercream!

August 8, 2009 02:23 PM
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Autumn B. Brown said...

Babycakes Bakery in Sacramento, California is AMAZING!

http://www.babycakessacramento.com/

I am addicted to the funfetti and double strawberry cupcakes!

August 8, 2009 07:10 PM
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Laurel said...

Muddy's Bake Shop in Memphis, TN. :)

August 8, 2009 09:00 PM
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Brittney said...

My sister in law used retro bakery for her wedding… AMAZING! WE LOVE RETRO!

August 10, 2009 10:39 PM
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Michelle said...

I've been to Cake Nouveau in Ann Arbor, they have some tasty cupcakes & really cute shop. The best I've had though are the Peanut Butter & Jelly cupcakes at Cake in a Cup in Toledo, Ohio. Y-U-M.

August 12, 2009 11:16 PM
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susana said...

Yum….They look so delicious..
i love cup cake ..
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August 19, 2009 04:47 AM
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Kelly said...

The Cupcake Station in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Great cupcakes..regular size and minis (for those who just can't decide which flavor to get!). I love the red velvet, lemon, and bumpy cake. They have great specials including Wacky Wednesday…buy 2 cupcakes, get one free.

And you will not want to miss the cupcake truffles…cake balls with truffle filling and chocolate coating! YUMMO!

Let me know if you visit…it will be my treat!

August 19, 2009 04:33 PM
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Amy J said...

I just found this post today. Good golly Miss Molly! I'm getting ready to make some cupcakes right now – I'm inspired.

August 21, 2009 06:54 PM
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Soares Family said...

I wish I could have met you on your trip! I live in Vegas too…and would have loved to meet you! And that Retro Bakery is AWSOME…it is VERY, close to my parents place…its dangerous!

August 23, 2009 08:31 AM
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M said...

Those all look so good! Cinnamon Toast? Who would think to make a cupcake that tasted like cinnamon toast?! Awesome. If you're ever in Miami you must try Buttercream Cupcakes on Sunset Drive. They're not big on decorum but how the cupcakes taste makes up for aesthetics big time!

August 25, 2009 10:28 PM
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Lori Fagan said...

That ice cream is my favorite!!! But really, chocolate raspberry anything….what could be better??

August 29, 2009 06:15 PM
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Brittany said...

http://www.sweetbyholly.com/index.php Sweet! By Good Golly Holly Orlando, FL Very tasty!!!

September 5, 2009 03:27 AM
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trish said...

I’m headed to vegas in 3 weeks… I’m so there!!! I can’t wait to order them for the room and try EVERY single flavor!!!

September 27, 2009 03:18 PM
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Sarah Hartwell said...

I would LOVE to know how to make frosting like THAT! YUM! I’m a frosting person when it come to cupcakes and that looks so creamy!

October 3, 2009 10:42 PM
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Marie said...

I know the last post on this was a while ago, but if other people stumble across this a few months late like I did then i guess i wont be alone.

In abbotsford B.C. canada, there is a sweet little cupcake shop called tracycakes that is delish! They have normal and baby size cakes. I was totally unaware at what these little things should cost when i went the first time…and was a tad shocked. 1.25 canadian for one tiny little cup cake! ah! Oh well! they are so tasty it doesnt even matter!

October 21, 2009 08:18 PM
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brooke said...

o mi good cuando los vi pense son normales pero cuando lei de lo que estban hechos yummmm

January 9, 2010 11:59 AM
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Jenn Marie said...

There’s a dessert boutique with daily cupcake specials in Katy, TX (near Houston). We often meet up there for Girls’ Night Out.
http://www.oohlalasweets.com/

February 17, 2010 12:16 PM
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Janet said...

Their cupcakes are so delicious! When I hosted a lavish birthday party for my friend, he ordered a three-tiered stand full of cupcakes with a birthday cake on top!

March 21, 2010 06:02 AM
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