Be My Cupcake (Lakeline Mall)
- angthefoodie Aug 1, 2008 10:55 AM
Has anyone tried this place yet? It looks like it's where the Rocky Mountain Candy Co used to be in Lakeline Mall (I am only going by the picture). From the website, it appears to be locally owned.
I will probably try it this weekend, but wondered if anyone else had tried it.
I have had a massive cake craving for ages (DH bought me a slice of HEB cake-he was trying-it was awful), and a cupcake would be awesome so that I don't have a whole cake hanging out at my house calling to me night and day.
I did do a search, but didn't find anything on this place.
Does anyone else think it's crazy how many cupcake places are opening in Austin all of the sudden now that the trend seems to have petered out everywhere else?
I wonder how many of these will be around in 2 years?
I've tried it and it's pretty good. My favorites are the lemon (my favorite), strawberry, carrot, pumpkin, and red velvet. The also have traditional cupcakes. Most have a cream cheese icing, but I think a few of the basic styles use the buttercream.
I did drive up to give this place a try. I arrived at 8:00 pm on Friday, an hour before they closed. I had looked at their website and called ahead. I was planning to purchase two of their large cupcakes (cupcakes for two people) for $3.75 each. Unfortunately, they only had one large cupcake left when I arrived and it was a little sad looking, so I decided to get four of the small cupcakes ($2.00 each, or 4 for $7.50), which are actually the same size as the cupcakes sold at Cupprimo and Polkadots for between $2.50 and $3.75. The cupcakes were decent, easily as good as the cupcakes at Cupprimo, and better than those at Polkadots. Much better than the cupcakes at Hey Cupcake!
I liked the plain vanilla (Confetti Vanilla--it was covered with sprinkles) and the Pumpkin, which tasted like Pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting. I was not happy with the Chocolate or the Red Velvet. I can't recall the name of the chocolate, but it was not the chocolate chip or the chocolate chocolate chip--I think they called it chocolate buttercream. The cake was dry in both instances, and the frosting on the chocolate was greasy and not flavorful.
Regarding the number of cupcake shops opening in Austin, I don't really see a problem. I haven't seen the evidence that this trend has petered out in other locations, but I do know that nobody in Austin has yet managed to get it right. I think Austin can support at least one gourmet cupcake shop, and until somebody manages to actually make a delicious cupcake, I think the market is wide open.
I tried it last weekend also. I got a dozen (that is a lot of cupcakes!). I wasn't wild about the vanilla (but I like Duncan Hines white cake, so what do I know). DH liked them. I got the chocolate with the pb cup on top. I liked the chocolate cake. I also got lemon, which was also good. Yes, the frosting was a bit greasy. I wasn't wild about the red velvet. DH liked the carrot cake, but I don't think it was his favorite (and he loves carrot cake). I also wasn't wild about the strawberry cupcakes, but they were okay.
Overall, not Wow, but I admire that it is a local business, and not some cookie-cutter franchise (we have a Nothing Bundt Cakes opening by the Cedar Park Cinema, which is a chain. Sigh...)
My favorite was the lemon ones-they were quite tasty. The chocolate ones I had weren't too bad,
I agree. Nice that it is a local biz but underwhelmed. The Red Velvet was dry--tasted like it was a day or so old. Frosting was good, but cake very dry. Then we tried the chocolate w/ white buttercream and chocolate w/ chocolate buttercream--better but I'm not sure I'd make the special trip again. But, I picked up at 4:00--and the case was fairly empty. $22.00 for a dozen. The mini cupcakes (bite sized) were on sale for $6.50/dozen. Only strawberry left by the time I arrived, so went for the regular size. On seond thought, I'd probably give them a second try for being local--especially in this area!
This place is awesome. They did my daughter's quinceanera cake and it was to die for. The strawberry is our favorite, followed by the chocolate chip and the oreo cupcake. My daughter's cake is on their brochure.