My first stop on my Cupcake Tour de Vegas was to Cupcake Café. As I mentioned earlier, this place was a bit of a distance away from the strip, but I didn’t think it would be too horrible. So, after satisfying by burning desire to hit up the outlet mall, I jumped a cab over to the Meadow Mall. My wonderful cab driver took the time to be patience with me as we attempted to find its location (well, of course she was going to be patient. I was buying her patience). After circling the block and with the help of technology, we realized the place was inside the mall. Hmm, very intriguing.
This was your typical suburbia mall. I wouldn’t normally peg a mall as a place to have a cupcake place, but then again, it makes sense. High traffic, lots of young folk, hungry shoppers, etc. Well, I was definitely in the same boat as most of the other shoppers. By the time I finally found the place, I was in a dire need of a cupcake. Quickly, I scanned the selection and, of course, chose the Vanilla-N-Cream cupcake.
They put too much cake batter in each of the cupcake liners. The cake was spilled over the sides and just looked sloppy. The cake itself was spongy and sticky. I immediately didn’t like its taste. After a few more bites, I realized that the cake tasted like a store-bought cake, and didn’t feel “fresh”. It was almost as if it had been frozen at one point and then thawed. Not cool (no pun intended)
I sampled the frosting first and was met with a rush of sweet goodness. The frosting was so light and fluffy that it tickled my tongue. I couldn’t help from smiling and laughing while eating it! I’m sure the worker thought I was some crazy girl, but its velour, smooth sensation was great!
The cupcake was just a bit subpar in this department. If it wasn’t for the overfilled cupcake, I would have thought it was very cute and nicely done. However, the cake looked sloppy and the frosting looked inadequate on top. The gummy bear was darling though!
Would I ever make the trip back to Cupcake Café? Well, let’s just start with the fact that places in Vegas appear to be very close together. But in true Vegas fashion, this is just another allusion. As the soles of my feet can testify, this was indeed the truth today. I ended up walking back the four miles to the strip on my “already burning with sharp pain feet” in my “wooded sandals with no support”. I’m positive that I could find sweeter things much closer to the strip.
Also, with a name like “Cupcake Café”, there are so many creative things you can do. I would have thought it would have had that “coffee café” feel… oversized couches, soft lighting, chill music, etc. Instead, this place was in the center of the food court at a shopping mall. Not really what I would consider “café-i-ness”, and it really fell short of its potential.
On to round number two—Gigi’s Cupcakes!
4300 Meadows Lane Suite 5150
Las Vegas, NV 89107