In my second round of sampling Las Vegas’s finest cupcakes, I made it my mission to find a cupcake place on the strip. To my great pleasure and happiness, the Monte Carlo is home to one of Vegas’s local cupcake shops, The Cupcakery. Known as “the best little cupcakes in Vegas”, I was ready to try what they had to offer. Tickled me Pink, their signature cake, a white cake topped with pink vanilla buttercream was my cupcake of choice.
The cake itself was cooked evenly throughout, but was too dense. Half way through, it started to taste dry.
The frosting had a weird grainy texture. It wasn’t smooth and silky like most. The vanilla flavor was extremely dull and was way too sweet.
This was one of the prettiest cupcakes I have ever laid eyes on! My cupcake was dusted with edible sugar that just glistened. All of the cupcakes in the display case looked like little art pieces. Sadly, these photos just don’t do it justice!
However, I was extremely disappointed. I notice a dark brown edge peeking out from underneath the frosting of my cupcake. After scraping some of the frosting back, I realized that this was chocolate. It was as if they originally put chocolate frosting on top and realized that it wasn’t supposed to be chocolate. Instead of throwing the cupcake away (like most bakers would do), they scraped it off and replaced it with vanilla. I found that to be cheap and weak.
As I mentioned, these cupcakes are gorgeous! I felt like I was eating a million-dollar cupcake. Although the price was a bit high, but then again what isn’t in Vegas?! But the cupcake fell short of its appearance. If you’re out in Vegas and need a little sugar pick-me-up, there are much better options for you.
Las Vegas Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino
3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109