CUPCAKES ARE HOTTER THAN HOTCAKES: and red velvet tops my list…
By Meridith Ford | Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 01:18 PM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: Joey Ivansco/AJC staff
How wonderful to open this month’s Bon Appetit to find Buttersweet Bakery in Hapeville featured.
The little bakery that could, Buttersweet owner Charlita Varner’s Key lime cupcake with cream cheese frosting is featured in a piece that’s all about the best of the bake shops across the United States. Atlanta is home to lots of “cupcakeries,” where smallish is best and flavors from funky monkey to plain old vanilla will make every day seem like your birthday.
Here are five spots that bake up cupcakes better than best:
Buttersweet Bakery’s red velvet cupcake is the moistest, reddest, most luscious version of this Southern favorite ever.
Little Cake Bakery in Buckhead’s chocolate cupcake with sweet chocolate frosting has the old-fashioned buttery goodness of something homemade, but with pretty, fat swirls of chocolate frosting and fairy-like sprinkles.
Sweet Pockets Cupcakes’ (Old Fourth Ward) lemon cupcake with velvety lemon frosting is a hands-down best alternative to chocolate and vanilla.
Atlanta Cupcake Factory makes a mean “sugar cookie dulce de leche” that’s sweet enough to make your teeth hurt. My only complaint about this place is that every time I go by, they’re never open. Dang.
Order Sugar Mama’s toasted coconut cupcake filled with vanilla cream and expect to get a creamy, dreamy sugar rush.
Who bakes your favorite cupcake? (and don’t say your mom…)
Article here: Access Atlanta