Sweetcakes Cupcakes in Miami
With all the sturm and drang about bakeries here, I thought I'd throw in Sweetcakes, Biscayne and 85th St, behind Shorecrest Dry Cleaners. They have a lot of great flavors for the cake, frostings and fillings for their cupcakes-I tried Kaluha, Peanut Butter, Mojito, and Chai Latte (see pic below). You can build your own, and they do mini's, also cakes I believe. On my last visit, they were hand-assembling some fresh-baked cupcakes for a Halloween party. A great addition to the neighborhood.
I agree that they're a great addition to the neighborhood, but all the varieties I tried were dry and the frosting a little hard. I had Mojito, chocolate/peanut butter, and a cinnamon bun knockoff. Maybe it was an off day?
'Sturm and drang'? I don't know what it means but I like it a lot.
I live in the Shores and go here at least twice a week. Everything i've had has been extremely fresh and a perfect combination of not too sweet, but still really flavorful. Barbie (owner) is very nice and is always eager to provide custom sweets for parties, showers, weddings etc. She's very imaginative and a great addition to the 'hood.
It's interesting how many people are coming out of the woodwork with strong feelings about cupcakes. Who'da thunk it?
A friend of mine ordered cupcakes from Sweetcakes for her little girl's birthday party a couple of weeks ago and I was not impressed. She ordered red velvet, chocolate and vanilla bean. The cake in all of them was dry and rather tasteless. The frosting was tasty but it didn't seem fresh. I'm going to try them again because I love cupcakes, and to give them a second shot, but they didn't compare to Misha's or even to Buttercream in South Miami.