In a recent trip at to Zona Rosa in Kansas City, I was looking to kill some time. I randomly passed a sign advertising a new cupcake shop – Glass of Milk Cake Company. Ecstatically, I followed my way with help of the signs to find this new place.
I was hit by disappointment while I searched their menu and viewed all the beautiful little cupcakes in the display case. Was there not a vanilla-vanilla option? That seemed impossible for me, so I looked again… again… and again. I could get a vanilla cake, but it was topped with other flavors of frosting (chocolate, lemon, coconut). Or, I could get a chocolate cake, topped with vanilla buttercream. After much dilemma, I finally settled on the gluten-free Black Tie Affair. Chocolate cake topped with vanilla buttercream and a slight chocolate drizzle.
Gluten-free cakes will always have a different taste than regular cupcakes. It’s hard to explain, but it has a grainy/cornmeal hint to it. Personally, I like the taste. I believe it adds a bit of bland/bitterness that keeps the cake from getting too sweet. It was really difficult for me to gauge the “goodness” of the cake since chocolate is not my forte.
Their buttercream was fabulous. Silky and smooth – just the way I like it. The vanilla flavor was pure and simple, and almost “crème-like”.
This was an elegant cupcake. Personally, I could have done without the chocolate drizzle, however, it did look as if the cupcake was on its way to a Black Tie Affair.
First of all, I still can’t believe they didn’t have a vanilla-vanilla option. To me, that’s a staple on every menu. They make vanilla cakes and the make vanilla buttercream… Why not have that on their daily menu?
Second of all, their prices were ridiculously high. For normal cupcakes, it costs $3.50 plus tax. For the gluten-free cupcakes, the cost was a little over $4.00. Now, the price could be justified by its size. However, the size was regular. The market in Kansas City will not bear a cupcake of that size for that price for a new store.
All in all, I enjoyed their cupcakes. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a visit. Even though I adored their buttercream, I wouldn’t make the drive up there to pay that price for a cupcake, especially since they don’t offer my favorite flavor of cupcake.
Glass of Milk Cake Company
6513 NW Barry Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64154