Buttercream…Takes the Cake

The cupcake craze in the past few years has exploded, and in my family we have a bit of OCD (Obsessive Cupcake Disorder). It doesn’t help that almost everywhere you look, there’s a new cupcake shop opening up.  Here in Miami, we have quite a few, but to me there is nothing as delicious as the cupcakes found at Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee. I’ve mentioned them before in some of my other blog posts, but today I am dedicating an entire post just to them. The tiny shop, owned by wife and husband team Kristine Graulich and Jose Cuellar, situated on the residential side of Sunset Drive, is small but cozy. There’s a little table inside if you’d like to escape the heat and humidity, and also a few tables set up outside.  We love the aroma of warm cupcakes, the moment you open the front door.  And then it hits you…which one should I choose?

So hard to choose...

Such a variety to choose from…

Be warned, you will not find any crazy, exotic flavors or fillings in these cupcakes.  If that’s what you’re looking for, then this is not the place for you.  Here the cake is basically always chocolate or vanilla, topped with various flavors of buttercream frosting, such as guava, pistachio (hubby’s favorite), vanilla (my original favorite), strawberry (my current favorite), red velvet or chocolate.  The Oreo, featuring giant chunks of Oreo cookies in the frosting, is by far my daughter’s favorite.  But these cupcakes don’t need any frills, they are perfect the way they are. Buttercream cupcakes are store-baked each day using the finest dairy, flour and sugar ingredients which is why they are so moist. They also offer additional flavors on a rotating schedule, such as orange and lime, to keep things interesting. Here are all of our favorite flavors:

My favorite flavors!

Favorite flavors!

But if you can’t decide, they offer a sampler box of mini cupcakes comprised of their most popular flavors.

Mini cupcakes...Photo courtesy of Buttercream Cupackes

Mini cupcakes…Photo courtesy of Buttercream Cupcakes

They also make cakes for special occasions, which are just as delicious as their cupcakes.  Take a look at the beautiful cake they made for my friend’s baby shower:

Beautiful baby shower cake...

Beautiful baby shower cake…

So the next time you find yourself in Coral Gables, make sure you stop in and try one of these heavenly cupcakes, you won’t regret it!

 Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee
1411 Sunset Drive
Coral Gables
(305) 669-8181

http://www.buttercreamcupcakes.com

Have you tried Buttercream cupcakes?  If you have, I’d love to hear which one is your favorite?

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My Favorite Pink Things

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to create a fun list of all things pink (some items might make my Christmas wish list to hubby):

  1. Who doesn’t love pink tulips…available any place flowers are sold!
  2. Fujifilm INSTAX Camera; $65 at http://www.amazon.com or http://www.bestbuy.com.
  3. Strawberry cupcakes; available at most cupcake shops, but my all time favorite is the vanilla with strawberry frosting from Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee in Coral Gables $2.75 each http://www.buttercreamcupcakes.com
  4. UGG Nala clogs in English Primrose; $80 http://www.uggaustralia.com
  5. Coach DREE stainless steel wrap watch; $198 http://www.coach.com
  6. Classic Cambridge Satchel bag; $155 http://www.cambridgesatchel.com
  7. Strawberry Milkshake Oreos…no explanation needed!
  8. Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer; $570 http://www.kitchenaid.com

And my favorite Audrey Hepburn quote, which my daughter has up in her room:

I believe in pink…

Many of these items are available in various other colors, but this month, it’s all about PINK!  What are your favorite pink things?