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Oct 21, 2008 06:26 AM

Hey Cupcake! on Burnet

Just saw that Hey Cupcake is opening a stand-alone store on Burnet Road, near Phil's Icehouse/Amy's.

I hope this means they'll be expanding their menu!

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  1. That's probably good for them seeing as the lot owner on South Congress is charging $5 for parking there after 5 or $3 before.

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    1. re: Lixer

      I saw that the other day, pretty weak, but I can't blame them I guess. Lot of people wanting to park there.

      If you haven't tried it yet, try Sugar Mama's Bakeshop at 1905 S. 1st St. Their cupcakes are super yummy and moist. They have a few core flavors and some rotating ones each day. They are also a little smaller than Hey Cupcake's so you can try two and not feel bad about it.

      1. re: pdm

        I second Sugarmama's. These are my favorites in town. Red velvet and French toast are my favs.

        1. re: Homero

          I've never understood the appeal of Red Velvet Cake. Adding red food coloring to a perfectly good chocolate cake seems odd to me.

    2. I have never been to the original Hey Cupcake but my Dad brought a few over for me and my kids this weekend (Burnet location). I love the outside appearance of that shop. Very cute and fun. Who can resist a beautiful cupcake with sprinkles spinning on the roof of a building?

      I know folks have trashed this place in other threads but I have to say that the cupcakes were pretty good. While it's not the best frosting I've ever tasted, the cupcake was tasty and my kids loved it. I'd like to know if it's made from scratch or a box mix.

      I don't know that I'd buy cupcakes, on a regular basis because i think nothing beats making them at home, but if I wanted a treat or a gift for a friend - Hey Cupcake fits the bill.

      What makes this place so cool in my eyes is that it's homegrown and fun. Anyone that can manage to borrow or invest money/time in this place, in these economic times certainly gets my respect.

      1. My teenaged daughter wasn't impressed (and she has a major sweet-tooth!). She wasn't keen on the cake (too dry), but liked the buttercream frosting, and said the "whip-it" really made it messy without adding much. Though she was excited to see them open, she hasn't asked to go back.

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        1. re: AlanV

          There must be a consistency issue because the cupcakes we had were not dry. I hope they keep trying though.

        2. I stopped in to give Hey Cupcake a try. I'm sad to say it didn't live up to my hopes. The frosting is not good at all, which is difficult to fathom. The cake was so-so. The store's concept is awesome though. It's spacious and even has cute metal picnic tables out back if you've got the family in tow. The other thing this place has going for it is relatively cheap prices. But if you're splurging on a cupcake, for a buck more you might try heading to the close-by Polkadots Cupcake Factory (also locally owned) at 28th and Rio Grande. I was there last week and wow! that's a good cupcake.

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          1. re: ridgeback

            I'll definitely try Polkadots. This is the first I've heard of it and that's why I like this board so much. Thanks!

            1. re: chispa_c

              I agree with ridgeback ... Polkadots has Hey Cupcake beat hands-down.

              1. re: bookgrrl72

                My daughter loves Hey Cupcake. We went by last weekend and I notice they have a vegan option everyday. That particular day it was a Banana Cupcake. Both of my kids ended up liking that vegan cupcake better than the regular ones.

                The vegan option was smaller but the portion size was perfect for me. It was super moist and very fresh tasting. It had a cream "cheese" icing that blew me away.

                Hey Cupcake had a steady stream of folks. I suspect we'll be back and I'm sticking to the vegan options.

          2. I'm by no means an expert on cupcakes, but ... once, I bought a couple from the trailer on Congress. They tasted like they had been picked up at the HEB on Oltorf and brought there for resale. It was the icing that was the worst. Tasted like icing on a cheap/bad wedding cake.

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            1. re: austx03

              I've found the earlier I get there the better. They bake somewhere else and bring them to the trailer. So, I think they dry out while in the storage carts.