Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Battle of the Cupcakes!

After hearing about two local cupcakeries (yep, it's a word :P) I decided I had to try them. And in true "Cat" fashion I did a compare and contrast :)

First up was Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes.

*This rightfully named place did not disappoint. The cake is light and moist and fluffy. The cupcake is topped with what most would consider the perfect amount of frosting. I got "chocolate indulgence"  Rich moist chocolate cake topped with chocolate frosting and then a chocolate ganache. Decadent is the only word worth using when describing the cupcake as a whole. It's very rich and just all of YUM. I would not, however, recommend this to anyone without at least 2 sweet teeth in their head.
Hubby got chocolate chip cheesecake and was saying "oh my gosh" the entire time he was eating it, so I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was equally amazing.
Sebastian got carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting. He said it was "delicious" but only ate about 1/3 of it, but then again he is only 3, lol. I tasted it and must say it was probably the best carrot cake I have ever had. I never really considered myself a big carrot cake fan, but I am now. If it comes from here anyway!
Skylar got red velvet. Upon taking her first bite she claimed she didn't like it and walked away. I was shocked. I told her to try it again. Minutes later, it was gone. The issue? My monster only tried the frosting (cream cheese) by its self.  Her final verdict? It tastes great when together, but just the frosting or just the cake isn't that good. It's "alright" and you must eat it together, haha.

This cupcakery is a touch out of  our normal path, but not enough to be too terribly inconvenient. At $2.15 each, I'll definitely go back if in the neighborhood and need a cupcake :)

Next was Gigi's Cupcakes*This cupcakery is right across the street from the mall. Literally. How perfect can you get? So yeah, stop by and grab a cupcake and head to the mall! Perfect day, right? Well that is what my Saturday was.
I got a Peppermint Patty. The cake was a dark chocolate and had a minty center. There was pink mint frosting and a peppermint heart on top. The frosting here was the same size as the cupcake, so in my opinion THAT is the perfect amount, haha. The cake at this cupcakery is a bit more dense but the frosting and creamy center made up for it. It was one of the those treats that you adore but are thankful you have a drink next to you, know what I mean? (My chocolate one from the first place was the same way but only because of the amount of chocolate. The carrot cake and red velvet were not like that) I think this unique flavor was incredible. I am a huge mint fan and I wouldn't ask for anything to be changed in this cupcake. (I saw they also carry a grasshopper one which is made with Andes mints. OMG!! they didn't have any when I went though)
The kids loved them as well.
They are $3.50 each so a little more but they win with convinance cuz it's literally in the heart of where I love to be. They also have a card where you earn a point for every dollar you spend and after 50 points you get a $5 credit.

Overall, they both have great cupcakes. HF wins with cake style. I like a more moist fluffy cake. They also win with price. Over a dollar cheaper is a pretty big deal when talking cupcakes, ya know?
But Gigi's is much more convenient and the have the frequency card which I liked. Can I just get Gigi's to start making theirs a bit more moist? A lil less dense and it'd be perfect! Still love them of course, and I've already been back since my peppermint cupcake :)

I think my final verdict would have to be Gigi's for the mentioned reasons above.
Neither place will disappoint you. They are both completely "Heavenly"

1 comment:

  1. Now I want a cupcake...fart girl problem #47743376


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