Monday, September 9, 2013
Review: Treat yourself to a Snickers cupcake at Fluellen in downtown Dallas
Did you hear me? Snickers cupcakes!
DALLAS Dallas finally has a cupcake shop right smack in the middle of downtown. I am usually not allowed around this area because it is far too close to Neiman Marcus. However, Snickers cupcakes negates me of all financial responsibility.
Dimples: You know them, you love them. Well, Fluellen is the sister store to Dimples. I have been a big fan of Dimples for some time, so it is only natural that I would love Fluellen just as much. While a lot of the cupcake recipes are shared with Dimples, you can find a few stand outs that are strictly available at Fluellen, such as Pink Rose, which has hints of orange and rose.
My favorite part about Fluellen is their hours. They are open pretty late on the weekends. Bakeries close so early and I have never understood why. Don’t we crave cupcakes after dark? Who wants to wait in an hour long cupcake ATM line, when I can pop into an air-conditioned shop and enjoy my cupcake all the way up to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday?
My cupcake selection consisted of a red velvet, lemon, Snickers, and cookies 'n cream. All were delicious, but the stand outs were the Snickers and the red velvet.
I am very picky about my red velvet, and there are only two places in Dallas that have red velvet cupcakes that I really enjoy. Those are Trailercakes and Sprinkles. The red velvet cupcake from Fluellen tasted exactly like the Sprinkles red velvet cupcake, just with more frosting. And more frosting = love. I am not talking more frosting like GiGi’s Cupcakes, because that is just excessive. I am talking the perfect ratio of frosting to support their husky cupcakes.
The Snickers cupcake was very simple, but genius. They take a regular vanilla cake batter and swirl it with crushed Snickers pieces, then top it with a Snickers buttercream frosting.
Fluellen is one of the bakeries that are participating in the FIRST CUPCAKE TOUR! If you’re one of the lucky few who got a ticket before they sold out, you’re in for a treat. Bring your appetite (and some money, because you will surely want to bring a few extra home with you).
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