National Vanilla Cupcake Day

So today is National Vanilla Cupcake Day…celebrated each year on November 10.  Now, if you follow my blog, (and I hope you do), you know that I love cupcakes and have featured a few other cupcake shops before.  However, in honor of this “holiday”, today I would like to introduce you to  The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery, Raleigh’s first and finest cupcake boutique and bakery.  I had the pleasure of living in Raleigh for 5 years and can I say, there are many great cupcake shops in this city, but no one makes a yummier vanilla cupcake than this place.  We always pop in and get some cupcakes on all our visits back to Raleigh.  When you first walk in, you are usually greeted by 12-15 different cupcake varieties with fun names like “What’s Up Doc?” (carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese icing), “Mint Condition” (chocolate cake with mint buttercream), and “Cookie Monster” (vanilla cake with Oreo buttercream).  They also feature flavors of the week.  My favorite was always “Pretty in Pink” (fresh strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream), but my entire family’s favorite was always the “Plain Jane” (simple vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream).

The Plain yummy!

The Plain Jane…so yummy!

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery believes in small batch baking and providing top quality sweets with no shortcuts. Oh and their open kitchen concept allows visitors to watch the staff at work (my daughter always got a kick out of that). Whether piping away on a tray of freshly baked cupcakes, or mixing up a homemade batch of cookies, the shop is both a delight for the young and old.

Oh and if cupcakes are not your thing, you can also feast on their homemade brownies, truffles, cookies, breakfast muffins, and marshmallows. And I should mention that they also make the prettiest custom cakes and cupcakes around, for all types of occasions, look at these beauties:

Jersey-CC Minnie-Cake whale-cake

So when you visit Raleigh, make sure you stop by this adorable little cupcake shop. I guarantee you will be back for more!

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery in Raleigh , NC

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery in Raleigh , NC

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery
104 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh

Have you been to The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery?  If so, I’d love to hear what you liked most.

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42 thoughts on “National Vanilla Cupcake Day

  1. The cakes and cupcakes look divine! I’ve become leery of trying new bakeries because I’ve had some awful experiences (yuck) at some upscale ones around Charlotte. So I love it when a fellow blogger recommends a cupcake shop. Next time I’m in Raleigh I’ll have to drop by.


  2. I love cupcakes, and your pictures are definitely making me want to try a cupcake! I wish I lived in NC because that cupcake shop looks like an amazing place to visit! I’d probably want to try like 5 different varieties there!


  3. You had me at Vanilla Cupcake! Oh my, these cakes and cupcakes look so good. I bet they taste heavenly. I would definitely visit this place!


  4. I never know we have a special day for Vanilla Cupcakes. We love cupcakes of any flavor so much where the Pumpkin, Strawberry & Vanilla being the most favorites with my kids. Would love to prepare some cakes during this holiday.


  5. I recently started a new job and they sent me a dozen of cupcakes, I was so excited! Everyone loves great cupcakes. The ones that you have pictured look so yummy!! I had no idea when national vanilla cupcake day was. Thanks for sharing.


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