Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finally, a GOOD Local Place for Cupcakes!

The search continued this weekend for some good cupcakes near where my husband and I live. As I was flipping through our Entertainment Book that we get every year because my mother-in-law gets them through where she works, I came across a bakery called the Slap Happy Baking Company, about 10 minutes from my house.

While this is not just a cupcakery, it is a full bakery, I can tell you, they do a fantastic job. They have about 10 different cupcakes, along with different types of bars, cakes, cookies and whoopie pies!

Our coupon for the entertainment book allowed us 50% off our entire order, up to $5. So, we wanted to spend at least $10 to get the maximum value of our coupon - and we did! We ordered 3 cupcakes and 1 bar. Each item was $2.50, so it worked out well. My husband got a Nuts n' Jam cupcake, which was sort of like a peanut butter and jelly cupcake. It was a chocolate cake with a strawberry jelly filling and a peanut butter frosting. The cake was moist and it was very peanut buttery, so he loved it!

I got a Cocoa Mint cupcake - a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate filling and a very minty frosting with some chocolate chips sprinkled on top. It was delicious! Also a moist cake and very flavorful.

The third cupcake we got to share was their Dulce de Leche, and it was also perfect. Very moist vanilla cake with a dulce de leche filling.

The cupcakes are standard size you can make at home, but they were all packed with flavors and done perfectly. The $2.50 price tag is justified on these babies.

Lastly, we indulged in a S'mores Bar, some type of graham crackery brownie with graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and chocolate chips on top. It was a very sizable bar for $2.50 and also, very, very delicious.

So, we FINALLY found a good place to get cupcakes near us. Of course, there is Crumbs about 20 minutes away, but the cupcakes are pretty expensive and it is more like a special treat than a dessert for any random night.

This place is reasonably priced and has fantastic cupcakes. The first out of a few that we've tried around us - so we're happy with the Slap.

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