Originally started in Kansas City as an event-only cupcake catering company, Cupcake Construction Company expanded their reach and has opened a store in Lawrence, Kan. Located down on Mass Street, the cupcake shop is a “build your own” cupcake. You choose your cake flavor, frosting flavor, and whatever toppings you desire – it’s own Interactive Cupcake Bar.
There wasn’t much uniqueness to the flavor of the cake. It was spongy and sticky. It had a weird consistency – like the consistency found in angel food cake. There wasn’t anything that “wowed” me about their cake.
The frosting texture was decent and acceptable; however, the flavor was not. I tasted a strong butter flavor, however it wasn’t the same as a real butter flavor, but rather artificial butter flavoring. It reminded me of the Wilton butter flavoring you can add to your homemade frosting (which I used for years before I refined my taste buds and discovered the true joy of real butter).
There was nothing spectacular about the final presentation of the cupcake. However, with the nature of the “build your own”, each cupcake will vary greatly in presentation. You don’t get to top the cupcake, so it will all depend on how the staff there decorate it.
I love the concept of Cupcake Construction Company. Especially being located in a big college town, it is a great idea for a date night or just two friends looking for something fun to do. It’s such a cute idea to allow customers to construct their own cupcake to fit their own taste buds. And, it’s a great idea for parties or events.
In addition to building your own, they sell a variety of pre-constructed cupcakes, including a flavor of the day. I will say that they all looked delicious and were beautiful little cupcakes, but I didn’t put them to the test. I might have to try them again to see if this experience was an one-time, isolated event.
I suggest you go check them out to experience the art of “building your own cupcake”. I believe it’s a great addition to downtown Lawrence, and I hope they build a fan base and stay open in Lawrence!
Cupcake Construction Company
727 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044