Thursday, September 10, 2009
this little shop caught my eye the first time i saw it. Cutsiecakes was being built as i was moving in. I anxiously awaited the opening of this shop of sweets - over the last few years I've been desperately wanting my very own cupcake shop.
I read Cupcakes take the Cake periodically, and Nie always talks about her local cupcake shop (the Sweet Tooth Fairy in Provo, UT) , which she frequents often. I've been on the look out for my own cupcake haven.
In Illinois, i searched the internet yellow pages and actually visited a few cakeries that boasted cupcakes galore. But i was seriously disappointed. The cupcake selections were pitiful.
In Littleton, i went to a sweet shop in Downtown Littleton and chose 2 of the 4 cupcakes they sell and brought one to my grandmother. We enjoyed cupcakes and coffee together, which was sweet. But the cupcakes were nothing really creative or spectacular.
So when I saw the outside of my local cupcakery, i was ecstatic! At last!!! So a few weeks ago i visited this cute little shop on my way home from the grocery store. It was their grand opening. I told them how excited I was to eat their yummy cupcakes and how i have just been waiting with such anticipation for them to open their doors. The ladies were friendly, and i chose a carrott cake cupcake - the most original of them all, I thought (well, beside the lemon cupcake - but i wasn't in the mood for lemon). The ladies that worked there were so so sweet. And the cupcake was yummy.
I guess that since I've never had my own cupcake shop, i didn't know what to expect. The cupcakes were miniature, in my mind, and $2.50 for each seems like a lot for a mini cupcake (although i just checked their blog, and it looks like they've upped the size and saved the price - that might be worth another visit!). I was hoping for really creative cupcakes like green tea and jasmine or something, but it was all pretty ordinary. Maybe i'm wrong.
Utah Loves Cupcakes is a blog i discovered via the ladies at Cutsiecakes (and i owe the props to the photo above to her). This lady is the MASTER of Utah cupcakes and she gave them a great review. Maybe I just need to get more realistic expectations.
I still really want to be a cupcake girl, but maybe i'm not really cut out for it.