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 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:
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.