Find Peace, Love
And Cupcakes At Cupcake Gourmet
ByTricia, Michelle and Kevin /
Tucked away behind the
parking lot off of Clinton Avenue lies the dessert of your
dreams. Cupcake Gourmet, which opened earlier this month,
boasts a variety of gourmet-flavored treats that even Willy
Wonka wouldnt have been creative enough to concoct.
Upon entering the purple and lime hued bakery, the sugary
smell will entice you towards the counter, where you can choose
from a number of flavors that are sure to tickle your taste
buds. Amy Brady, co-owner of cupcake gourmet alongside Chris,
her husband, whips up each recipe personally, and all of the
flavorful desserts are baked with Amys special ingredient
Regular sized cupcakes are $2.50, and mini-cupcakes are $1.50.
We recommend starting with a Chocolate Chip Cupcake, which
is bursting with large, sweet chocolate chips and topped with
a rich and creamy vanilla buttercream frosting. The Coconut
Cupcake is another crowd pleaser. Not overly sweet, the crunchy
coconut, thick vanilla cream cheese frosting and moist cake
make such a wonderful combination that youll be tempted
to lick the crumbs off of your plate.
The Malted Milk Ball Cupcake, with vanilla buttercream frosting
mixed with crushed malted milk balls and topped with a sweet
and crunchy malted milk ball, was a favorite of ours. Peanut
butter lovers and haters alike will delight in sinking their
teeth into a Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cupcake, in which
just the right amounts of creamy peanut butter and thick fudge
combine to send you into a nutty bliss.
No dining experience will be complete without trying one of
the cordial cupcakes. The Baileys Irish Cream Cupcake boasted
just a hint of Baileys with a mild taste, while the Kahlua
Cupcake, topped with an espresso bean, had such a bold flavor
that we were thinking we were actually drinking Kahlua. Also
available are amaretto, Frangelico and tiramisu flavored cupcakes,
whose batters are mixed with the liquor and baked to perfection.
To wash down the cupcakes we recommend the large coffee with
chocolate syrup ($2.15), blended smooth, which will have you
melting at first sip. Though one of many exquisite flavored
coffees, even Cupcake Gourmets rich house blend will
have you drifting past Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks for your
The hot chocolate ($1.85) is another favorite. Whipped into
a frothy state, its a perfect complement for any sugary
The menu, which includes a number of specialty cupcakes, also
boasts simple flavors like chocolate and vanilla that are
richer, sweeter and tastier than any others youve ever
tried. New flavors are in the works including brownie,
sugar free, espresso and margarita and all suggestions
for new flavors will be considered.
With advance notice, cupcakes will be made to order for any
occasion, including specialty holiday cupcakes, wedding cakes
made of cupcakes or baskets of cupcakes for corporate gift
baskets. Cupcake Gourmet is also available for birthday parties,
where children will be able to come and choose their own flavors
and frosting and decorate their own cupcakes to their liking.
Rich flavors. Bold taste. For the perfect dessert for any
occasion, stop in at Cupcake Gourmet and sample peace, love
46-I Gerard Street
and rich dessert beverages
Atmosphere: Casual, family-friendly
Hours: Tues. Wed. &
Sun: noon - 8 p.m.
Thursday: noon - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: noon - 11 p.m.