Cupcake Recap

I'm back from my trip, and I come bearing cyber cupcakes! Aren't they adorable? They are mini-sized cupcakes--we ate about four of them right off the bat when we got them.

[Cupcakes from Sibby's Cupcakery, photo by joonepah; cupcakes $3.25, mini-cupcakes $2]

You might recall that I had planned four cupcakery visits, but we quickly downsized that to two after the first tasting. Looks like you CAN have too much sugar, imagine that!

Our first stop was Sibby's Cupcakery. I found Sibby's through Stinkerpants' blog (aka, Mrs. Creampuff,) and they looked so good that I knew I wanted to put them on the 'to try' list. I had to pre-order the cupcakes a week in advance, and although it was a "wedding tasting" I still had to pay the $24 for a dozen mini-cupcakes. Aside from those facts, the cupcakes were super cute.
I mean, look at the photo---freakin' adorable, no? Our favorite was their bestseller, Grandma's Chocolate Teacake, which was very moist. We shared the cupcakes with my sister and brother-in-law to get a well-rounded assessment of the cupcakes.

In the end, we all tasted an after-taste of flour. Our mouths felt a little chalky after each cupcake. But overall we didn't have too many complaints. I mean, we did end up scarfing all of them down, so they most certainly weren't bad! I think I had psyched myself into thinking Sibby's was going to be spectacular that I was honestly a little let down.

The next day we were going to be in Berkeley so we decided to make an appointment at Teacake Bakeshop in Emeryville. Right off the bat, I thought I would have to pay for the tasting because I hadn't encountered a cupcakery who would accommodate us on non-tasting days. But Teacake's manager, Sarah, surprised me by offering the tasting for free since we were coming in from out of town and had a tight schedule. Right off the bat, I was immediately impressed of how considerate she was. But how were the cupcakes?

[Teacake Bakeshop in Emeryville, CA; cupcakes $3, mini-cupcakes $1.75]

We arrived early because we ended a venue appointment early, and they were happy to accommodate us at an earlier hour. They even had our cupcakes all ready for us--four regular-sized cupcakes for the price of $0. We also really appreciated that one of the bakers, Anne, came and sat with us (even though the shop was really busy) to answer any questions.

Maybe it was my psyche telling me that Teacake was being super nice to us, but the cupcakes tasted awesome. Both the boy and I scarfed down our preferred flavors--coffee for him, banana for me--and left full and happy.

If you are in the Bay Area, I highly recommend visiting Teacake Bakeshop. They were very nice and accommodating for us weary travelers from San Diego, and the baked goods (including the cookies--yes, we even bought some cookies to try,) were really yummy.


The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Um, YUMMY. Looks like I have two more cupcake places to my 'to taste' list.

Mo said...

Yes, totally! Right after you eat at Kirala it's a quick 10 minute drive over to Teacake.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Really? 10 mins from Kirala, you don't say. lol.

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