To celebrate my newest favorite holiday, National Vanilla Cupcake Day, I wanted to try a new cupcake place. Little did I know that I was about to find a taste I’ve been searching for years… the wedding cake.
Briarcliff Village, just north of the river is a home to Kansas City’s most admired and sought out stores and restaurants. Taking pride of local establishments, this small shopping complex is an experience all in itself. Sugar Mamma’s, one of their newest additions, was my stop to celebrate the beloved holiday.
The black and white art painted walls, plus the splash of baby blue furniture welcomed any guest or returning customer. Upon walking in, I discovered a beautiful display case of their signature “jumbo” cupcakes. Even though I already knew my flavor of choice (besides it is vanilla cupcakes’ special day), I always enjoy looking through the other flavors options (side note—they had a vanilla chia cupcake that I almost broke down on bought). As in my true fashion, I ordered the vanilla cupcake.
Typically I like to smother my cake bites with as much frosting as possible, however, this time I didn’t need to. The cake was so satisfying, so sweet, so good… I found myself removing some of the frosting just so I could get more of the cake in each bite. And it smelled wonderful! Ironically, this cake appeared to be dense. With a poke of the fork, the cake resisted being touched. But, after the cake engulfed my mouth, it resisted no more and melted.
At first taste, I wasn’t a fan of the frosting. The outside edges were very crisp. After the hard edges softened on the tongue, it was a sugary rush. On second bite, I grabbed a bigger bite of the cake with the frosting. Instantly, this flavor flooded to me through a past memory taste. To test my burning thoughts, I took another bite. Yes, yes it was true… I had just tasted wedding cake in a cupcake form!
I was pleasantly content with the frosting display on top. I was a little concerned at first because I noticed sugar sprinkles. Somehow the sugar sprinkles didn’t get in the way of my frosting experience. I imagine it was because the frosting was crisp around the edges, so the sprinkle had blended with the frosting and melted along with the frosting. The small round sprinkle on top was also a nice addition.
Sugar Mamma’s name fits accordingly… Their frosting was very sugary! The cake itself had a slight tartness to it, which balanced perfectly with the sweet frosting.
The cupcake tasted exactly like wedding cake, which is a taste I’ve been searching to find. I only attend a few wedding throughout the year, and sometimes their cake doesn’t measure up. I’m ecstatic to know that I can satisfy my craving anytime now!
I highly recommend checking out Sugar Mamma’s and all of the other Briarcliff shops. I believe that this cupcake is one that will please all sugar palates, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Besides, the eye candy isn’t only found in the display case… there was something very easy on the eyes behind the counter!
4173 Mulberry Dr.
Kansas City, Mo 64116