Monday, February 11, 2013
Restaurant review: Tiny Cake Shop Cupcakes will have you begging to turn the car around for more
KELLER Two weeks was too long. I missed you guys. I was on vacation in San Francisco, and then my usual blog day last week was filled with catching up at work on what I missed while I was away. But, have no fear! I am back. On to the review, shall we?
Tiny Cake Shop Cupcakes, in my opinion, is a near-perfect little cupcake shop in a strip mall in Keller. I had been following them on Facebook for awhile (score one for social media presence) and just never seemed to make it on that side of town. So, when I found myself in the area, I had pretty high hopes. (We’re talking 7-inch Louboutin high hopes.)
Tiny Cake Shop Cupcakes offers a handful of daily flavors. In addition, there is always a gluten-free option. While I don’t need to stay away from gluten, I have a few friends who suffer from Celiac, so it is nice to have options if I want to surprise one of them with a cupcake. Additionally, Tiny Cake Shop Cupcakes focuses on high quality and organic ingredients, like pure Madagascar vanilla and cage free eggs. You can definitely taste the difference when quality is the focus. No use of shortening to save money here.
So, I settled on a Chocolate Caramel and a Pumpkin cupcake. If ever someone is shopping for baked goods for me and is unsure which flavor to get, there are a few that you cannot go wrong with. Pumpkin is definitely at the top of that list. With the holidays over, pumpkin lovers everywhere are in mourning until next fall.
I was able to catch one of their last of the season. While it has been a few weeks since I had the pumpkin cupcake at Tiny Cake Shop Cupcakes, I remember it like it was yesterday. Now for me, I have said I prefer average or slightly smaller cupcakes so I can enjoy a variety. However, this cupcake was gone in seconds, so maybe I needed it to be bigger. Maybe I am just being greedy and pumpkin-selfish. I even shouted at my husband to turn the car around so I could get another one. All I got was a glare and not a second pumpkin cupcake. This cupcake was super moist and spicy. I could smell the glorious fall spicy scent of pumpkin before I even took off the wrapper. The cupcake was topped with silky cream cheese frosting.
Another combination I love is chocolate and caramel. The dark chocolate cupcake was rich and almost fudge-like. Alone, I am not sure I could have eaten it without a glass of milk. However, the caramel frosting was on the lighter side than you would expect caramel frosting to be. Overall they complimented each other amazingly.
OK, I know you’re probably still trying to shed those holiday pounds. But do yourself a favor and do it after you’ve had Tiny Cakes Cupcake Shop.
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