Hidden away just off Camp Bowie is a small, yellow cottage called The Cupcake Cottage. This adorable, family-owned business opened in September 2006 and has been baking deliciously gorgeous cupcakes ever since.
The Cupcake Cottage has 31 flavors, including its seasonal ones, to choose from. Each day they bake five different flavors from scratch. The flavors available on each day are determined by the preorders customers make for that day. A list of the flavors they will be baking are listed on its Web site. My personal favorite is the peanut butter cup because it mixes pieces of peanut butter into the cake. My next favorite would have to be the double chocolate. This chocolate cupcake is enough to satisfy the worst of chocolate cravings you might have. The yummy, buttercream icing that tops each cupcake is a sugary goodness that makes these cupcakes absolutely delightful. Just the thought of it all puts a smile on my face. For a slightly different, but equally as lovely cupcake, The Cupcake Cottage also offers cream cheese, chocolate buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting by request on preorders.
The shop is quite small and minimally decorated, making the first and only thing you see when you walk in the door the display of wonderful cupcakes. There is always someone there to greet you with a smile and help you in the decision process of choosing a flavor. The simple sign above the register lists the price of the standard cupcakes as $2.45, which may seem pricey at first, but I would much rather pay for an amazingly good cupcake than for a random pastry at a coffee shop. Although, there is one other option: the shop also bakes babycakes, or mini cupcakes, that are almost too cute to eat for 95 cents each. I almost always get one each of the babycakes so I can have a taste of all the flavors it has. It is much more economical that way. If more than one cupcake simply will not do, the standard cupcakes are $29.40 a dozen, and the babycakes are $11.40 a dozen. The Cupcake Cottage takes preorders as these orders determine the flavors for the day. Their Web site is a great place to see all the options they have for any cupcake needs you may have. This cottage also has blogs about its cupcakes that explain many things about cupcakes, such as the most popular flavors.
You must be quick about things as the shop opens at 10 a.m. and closes when the last cupcake is sold. However, you can call or send an e-mail to the cottage requesting it to hold cupcakes for you, so you won’t miss out on your favorite flavor.