There are two things I really love— Vegas and cupcakes. I usually don’t get both at one time, but lucky for me, work sent me out to Vegas and I’m going out to find me some cupcakes. My initial search of a cupcake shop was disappointing. There are just not many cupcake places off the Strip. And, for those who have been to Vegas, unless you have a car it can be difficult and expensive to get around. Nonetheless, I continued to search until I found a few feasible options.
1. Gigi’s Cupcakes
This shop originated in Nashville, Tenn. Gigi has tremendously expanded her business and has several locations throughout the country. I have some great friends in the Tennessee area that were gracious enough to pack some cupcakes with them and bring them all the way to Philadelphia this past summer. My goodness, those were good. But, the other half of the experience is visiting the shop. Fortunately, Gigi’s shop in Vegas is the closest—only 2 miles away from my hotel. Heck, I could get my daily workout by running there, eating a cupcake, and running back. Sweet.
2. Retro Bakery
I’ve heard so much about them and was introduced to this place via Cupcake Wars. To my great disappointment, they are located 25 miles north of the Strip. That would be a ridiculously expensive cab ride. However, to my great joy, I discovered that they deliver, no order too small, for a flat rate of $20. Beautiful.
3. Cupcake Café
This place was a little further away, almost not within walking distance. After sitting with the Google Map, I learn that 4 miles isn’t that horrible. Even if I needed to catch a cab, it wouldn’t be that expensive. Check.
After narrowing down my options, I’m ready to paint the town red. I’ll be back next week with my full report!
Ready or not Vegas, here I come!