Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Cupcake" Crush

Our recent little find in Tremont is A Cookie & A Cupcake. While my waistline won't thank me for finally stopping in this neighborhood bakery and tummy sure does! I've had samples of their mini-cupcakes at a couple of recent tasting events (see left), and I was always impressed with how moist and fresh they were. I'm here to tell you that they are even better from the store!

"R" and I stopped in there on Saturday for the second time (in one month, ugh). With a mouth full of cupcake, "R" exclaimed "I want to run back in there and hug the women who made these". At least that's what I think he said through all of the crumbs and frosting that were taking up most of his mouth.

We had the Strawberry, German Chocolate, Apple, and Espresso cupcakes. The Apple cupcake was topped with traditional apple pie filling with a shot of cinnamon frosting hidden in the center. I discovered that all of the cupcakes we tried had something tucked away in the middle of the cupcake. They were like tiny explosions of flavor once you got to the center! The Espresso cupcake was a moist, chocolate cupcake with a hint of coffee flavor. This was my second time trying the Strawberry. I previously thought that the white cupcake with light strawberry frosting was my favorite. But then I tried the German Chocolate. The rich, chocolate cupcake was filled with a delicious chocolate and coconut filling in the center, which was a perfect little surprise. I will certainly be getting this flavor again!

Their cupcakes may be making a big splash all over Cleveland, but they make much more than cupcakes. There are cookies too...and brownies, cheesecake, and beautifully decorated custom cakes. I'm talking about Food Network-worthy cakes. The designs photographed on the walls are just spectacular, and they are screaming for me to have a special occasion! If you haven't already heard of A Cookie & A Cupcake, then seriously consider checking them out. This is coming from a girl who will always pick salty over sweet. But they have tickled my taste buds and made a fan out of me.

P.S. I really hate the word "moist", and I can not believe that I wrote that word as many times as I did in this post. But they really are...moist!

A Cookie & A Cupcake
2173 Professor Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 344-9433

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Tina said...

Moist really is kind of a gross word. But I'm glad that its the appropriate adjective for cupcakes, I usually find them kind of dry. I will have to stop there next time I'm going to LaBodega.

Bite Buff said...

I have never really loved cupcakes, and I actually dislike frosting a lot (insert gasp here). I know it's weird, but it is usually too sweet. But their frosting flavors are all very light and delicious. Stop in next time you're in the neighborhood!

Allison M. said...

don't throw cupcakes but I've never been there. I've walked by several times but I need to try the the german chocolate. that is right up my alley.

Bite Buff said...

German Chocolate reigns supreme- I had another last weekend! It takes the prize for my favorite one, hands down.

perpetuawhimsica said...

these cupcakes are amazing....I actually LOVE the vanilla the best- not too sweet/ just right beautiful.

Bite Buff said...

A Cookie and A Cupcake is moving to West 14th Street in Tremont, near Bac.