Let them eat cake!
I don't think anything can replace the cupcake in terms of popularity. They're delicious. They're just the right size. They're affordable. Kids love them and they're perfect for birthday parties. I heard someone say that pie is the new cupcake. Absolutely no way.
Go ahead an indulge today. I won't tell your personal trainer.
Parents: the word "cupcake" is a behavior-turn-around word at our house. It might just be the perfect reward for good grades, good behavior, potty training or any other successful event! It's a magic word.
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Oh. My. Goodness. If you haven't been to Casa Linda Bakery, then you're missing out on a big piece of Dallas' history. Everything in this made-from-scratch bakery is delicious. From cupcakes to wedding cakes, cookies to homemade breads, it's worth the trip. I always stop by when visiting the Dallas Arboretum. (It's just down the street). Don't wait til closing time because they just might run out of your favorite dessert. Enjoy a sweet treat at 10819 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218. 214-321-0551.
Some people think Sprinkles is the end-all, beat-all cupcake. If you're a lover of all things Sprinkles, then you can either shop at their Dallas location or buy the mix and whip up a batch yourself. Can you decorate them to make them look worthy of the Beverly Hills location? The kit even comes with the trademark modern dot. How cute is that? Find the Sprinkles Cupcakes mix at Williams-Sonoma locations for $14.95.
8413 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225, USA. 214-369-0004.
J. Rae's Bakery is located on West 7th in Fort Worth's Cultural District. You'll enjoy the cupcakes -- they're an absolute treat -- but they have more cookies to choose from than you can ever imagine. In a world of $3-4 cupcakes, you'll love that theirs are $2.50 or $28 per dozen. I love a value-packed dessert.
J. Rae's Bakery, 935 Foch Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-332-0090.
Bliss is often defined as "delight," "joy" or "elation." That's totally wrong. It should be defined as the Chocolate Caramel Coconut cupcake at Bliss Bakery in Allen.
I was shopping a few weekends ago when I stumbled across this bakery under the guise of buying a treat for my daughter. I took several cupcakes home and this cupcake wowed me so much I had to stop and take a photo before three forks could dig into it.
The big winner for Bliss was a fluffy coconut cake rimmed in chocolate buttercream with a swirl of caramel in the center, sprinkled with toasted coconut and drizzled with chocolate fudge and caramel syrup. Great News: this is on Bliss' everyday menu.
The Strawberry Bliss was a perfectly moist strawberry cake with sweet (but not too sweet) strawberry buttercream frosting. Full-blown deliciousness. Plan ahead for this one because it's only available Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.
Do not miss this place when you are shopping in Allen or Fairview.
P.S. You can get a tasty cake ball there too!
Bliss, 190 E. Stacy Road, Suite #1414, Allen, TX 75002. 972-912-3155.