Well stick a fork in me and call me basic, because this girl friggin’ LOVES cupcakes. I know, I know – the cupcake craze started years ago, and some might say has since been out-shined by the doughnut craze, the cold brew craze, the [insert artisan handcrafted food here] craze – and don’t get me wrong, I will gladly eat/drink all of these things. But to me, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of a travel-sized, portioned-for-one, perfect-frosting-to-cake-ratio cupcake. In NYC, I relied heavily on Magnolia (two blocks from my building in NYC – dangerous!!), Sprinkles, and Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Here in KC, I’ve discovered Cupcake A La Mode.
I admit I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to cupcakes – my absolute favorite is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Some may call that boring; I just say – a combination so simply perfect needs no embellishment. So, I was pleasantly surprised with the PB&J cupcake (bottom left) that was calling my name. Um, peanut butter frosting? Yes please. Equally delicious (though second to the PB&J) was the vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Sign me up. Yum.
Cupcake A La Mode has a multitude of cupcake flavors, and I’ve only tried a few. Obviously, I have my work cut out for me. For the sake of blog integrity, yes, I will go back and try the other flavors and report back. You’re welcome!