What would be the best way to start the day? Having a cupcake, of course! So, on a gorgeous Saturday morning, I ventured down to Dolce Baking Company in Prairie Village, Kan., to satisfy my early morning craving.
As I walked in, I was overwhelmed with the delicious smell of cinnamon rolls. I almost had to forgo my cupcake for one of them! Apparently, I wasn’t the only one interested. Most of the people in the shop were carrying out their delicious cinnamon rolls. But, as soon as I saw the cupcakes sitting in the glass case, I couldn’t resist! My eyes immediately found the Vanilla Crème cupcake.
The whole thing was cold. It was almost too hard to eat it at first, and I couldn’t get a good read on the taste and flavor. However, as the cupcake began to warm up, the flavor intensified with each bite. The cake was thick and I was a little weary of how I would like its texture. But, the cake had a unique way to just melt in your mouth.
The buttercream was extremely creamy, but thick as well. The thickness could have affected by the temperature of the cake, but got even creamier as it warmed. The frosting wasn’t overly sweet, which balanced well with the cake. Each bite had a great burst of vanilla flavor, and once it hit the tongue, the butter in the frosting just dissolved in the mouth.
Each cupcake looked perfectly made and sitting happily in the glass case. There was a just right amount of frosting on each cake, again giving it a great balance. For this one, they did top it off with a few fun Halloween sprinkles. Just enough for the presentation, but not too much to take away from the cupcake itself.
Once this cupcake warmed up, it had a way to just make me go “mmmm”. I was very impressed by their ability to make the vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream a perfect complement for each other. I was a little worried at first since the cupcake was very chilled, but I wasn’t disappointed as I continued to eat the cupcake. Even though the cake was dense, the buttercream somehow melted into the crevices of the cake. It was a magical experience.
I know this
made sound a little weird, but I was really impressed how their color scheme was spread throughout the store, even into the bathroom. Not too many people would really pay attention or even notice it but it was such a nice little touch. Also, the dark, chocolate-mahogany rich color of their furniture was absolutely gorgeous!
I can’t wait to go back and try their other goodies. Everything in the glass case, plus the amazing smell in the shop, tells me that everything I try will be delectable.
Dolce Baking Co
6974 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208