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first visit at Something Sweet

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superkatie Jul 24, 2009 01:50 PM

I took a visit to my new neighborhood shop, Something Sweet yesterday. It's across the street from Two Amys, in Cleveland Park, at Wisconsin and Macomb. Among the offerings were cupcakes, baked goods (apple galettes, brownies), ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes and other drinks. I went with the cupcakes, getting six to try some of the different flavor offerings. I requested a sample of the frozen yogurt, but the saleswoman told me that they didn’t have anything to give out samples in as it was their first day. She assured me that the frozen yogurt, although labeled “tart and tangy,” was sweet. As a self-professed chocoholic and owner of a sweet tooth, here is my humble opinion:

Red velvet with cream cheese icing – very creamy frosting but not too sweet, cake was slightly dry and crumbly, the cake and frosting worked well together

Lemon (the flavor of the day) – great pound cake taste, moister than the red velvet, tart lemon frosting, good combo of cake and frosting

Strawberry – actual berry chunks in the cake, tastes like strawberry ice cream, very sweet cake with less sweet icing

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting – deep chocolate taste, but not too rich

Yellow cake with chocolate frosting – nice balance of flavors, “light” chocolate taste in icing (milky), cake not super sweet

Chocolate cake with vanilla frosting – flavor in icing was slightly cloying, cake was dry, chocolate flavor flat

Which would I eat again? Even though I usually go for the chocolate, I love the lemon and strawberry flavors! Great fruity tastes, with the strawberry on the sweeter end and the lemon a more “adult” taste.

How much? Cupcakes are $2.75 each, which works out to about $18 for six cupcakes.

I’m definitely going back to check out the other treats and support this local business!