I don’t think I could have walked another mile in search of a cupcake. Luckily for me, I didn’t have to… the cupcake was coming me! Retro Bakery was my third and final stop on my adventure to satisfy my sweet tooth in Vegas. Retro Bakery is located about 25 miles north of the strip, so I was disappointed when I first discovered their location. But when found that they will deliver anywhere in Vegas for a flat $20 fee, I was ecstatic! And, since I was having them come ALL the way to me, I couldn’t just order one!
This time, I put two cupcakes to the test! Vanilla loves Vanilla and Maple Bacon. Ever since I’ve heard about a cupcake with bacon, I immediately became intrigued. How could a meat taste good in a cupcake? Logic doesn’t seem to make that one work, so I knew I had to try it myself.
Vanilla—I’ll be honest, I only had one bite of the vanilla, but I was immediately met with soft, fluffy goodness. The cake had a perfect balance of vanilla flavor and instantly tickled my taste buds.
“It’s all about the buttercream”—This is Retro Bakery’s motto. They use only the best butter when it comes to their buttercream… and boy does it show!
Maple Bacon—The maple buttercream wasn’t overly sweet and made a great complement to the maple syrup infused vanilla cake.
Vanilla—The vanilla buttercream was thick, but not too thick. Creamy, but not too creamy. Vanilla-y, but not too vanilla-y. Basically, it was the epiphany of the ideal buttercream.
My entire box of cupcakes looked adorable! However, I was disappointed by two things. First, the size. These were smaller cupcakes than I had anticipated. Paying $2.65 per cupcake, I would have thought they would be slightly bigger. Secondly, the frosting was oddly swirled on top. I don’t like when the frosting doesn’t cover the entire top of the cake. Personally, I think it doesn’t look “complete” and some of the cake is getting robbed. But, I will say as a whole, the presentation of the box was great!
When they say “It’s all about the buttercream”, they really mean it. Their buttercream was like none I’ve tasted. It wasn’t extremely thick or sweet. As a person who doesn’t typically enjoy thick frosting, I was pleasantly satisfied with its texture.
I was most excited to finally try a bacon flavored cupcake. It was very weird to pull off a few bacon pieces off on top. But, you know what? The flavor combination was seamless! If I had to choose an ideal cupcake for breakfast (or “breakfast for dinner” cupcake), I would pick this one… hands down!
Out of all the places I tried, Retro Bakery was by far my favorite. Everything about them was great. Next time I’m in Vegas and need a cupcake to brighten my day, I think I know who I’ll be calling!
7785 N. Durango Dr. #130
Las Vegas, NV 89131
95 N Freeway/Durango Dr.