Last week I visited my friend in Colorado and was lucky enough to see both Boulder and Denver while on my trip. In Boulder we stopped into Tee and Cupcakes to try three of their cupcakes. I loved the outside of the cupcake shop, which is shown above, and since we were there pretty early in the day there was a wide selection of cupcakes to choose from. We decided on the following flavors: girl scout cookie samoas, chocolate with salted caramel frosting, and white on white or vanilla with vanilla frosting.
My friend and I agreed that while we liked the creative flavors and the appearance of the cupcakes we didn’t love the consistency of the frosting or the cake. The frosting we almost like whipped cream or cool-whip with a very airy texture. We also weren’t crazy about the cake consistency and flavor so overall we thought they were good cupcakes but not great.
The next day we spent the morning and early afternoon in Denver’s Washington Park neighborhood. After lunch we did a quick Google cupcake search to see what cupcake shops were in the area. I was intrigued by Lovely Confections Bakery, which is described to have organic, local, and natural cupcakes. This time we ordered four cupcakes to try including chocolate salted caramel, vanilla vanilla, red velvet, and bees knees which is a lavender cake with a honey lemon buttercream. The cupcakes looked beautiful and in my opinion tasted as good as they looked. They had great flavor and the texture was more along the lines of what my friend and I look for in a cupcake.
I would definitely recommend Lovely Confections if you are in the Denver area. On our drive home we passed two more cupcake shops on Colfax Avenue, the same street as Lovely Confections so Denver has lots of other cupcakes that I’m eager to try on my next trip to the mile high city!