Sometimes we just need a cupcake. Here's a listing of places in Tampa Bay to have your cupcake and eat it too.
The Cupcake Spot opened its doors as Tampa Bay’s first specialty gourmet cupcake-only confectionery in trendy South Tampa on December 18, 2007. Located in Tampa on S. MacDill Ave. in Tampa and on the corner of Fourth Street and Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, The Cupcake Spot boasts 20 flavors for daily retail in each of the stores. During some seasons you can find such selections as the Bacon Maple-ishus or the Pumpkin cupcake. Known for their resident mascot Cuppy, The Cupcake Spot has a special cupcake with the same name. It features a moist strawberry cake topped with vanilla bean buttercream icing (and a sour cherry ball hat). If chocolate is more your thing, a must try is the S'mores cupcake. Not just for campfires, these graham crackers and chocolate cakes topped with marshmallow frosting will have you swooning with delight.
Gigi's Cupcakes of Tampa, Florida is located at 3810 Neptune Avenue, B-2 in Tampa. Here you will find such cupcakes as the Amaretto Amore, the Black Forest and the Kentucky Bourbon Pie. The Amaretto Amore features an Amaretto cake with an amaretto cream cheese frosting, rimmed with toasted almonds. In the Black Forest you will find chocolate cake with cherries baked in, topped with buttercream frosting, chocolate sprinkles and a cherry on top. For a truly decadent experience try the Kentucky Bourbon Pie. This bourbon cake is loaded with pecans and chocolate chips, a cream cheese frosting with pecans and chocolate chips drizzled in caramel and ganache´. Flavors are available different days of the week. Check with the store to see when your favorite flavor is available.
Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes are only the beginning of the sweets available at Alessi Bakeries located at 2909 West Cypress Street in Tampa.
If you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying the food at Wright's Gourmet Cafe then you already know how tempting their large slices of cake are. The good news is, if you can't bring yourself to order a huge slice, you can enjoy the same flavors in cupcake form. Just $2.75 a piece the flavors available are Alpine, Carrot, Coconut, Hummingbird, Chocolate, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Chocolate, Hawaiian Princess®.
Located on South Howard Avenue in Tampa, gourmet cupcakes are the specialty of Frostings Etc. Champagne Pear Bellini, Oreo Cookies 'N' Cream and Mint Meltdown are just a few of the choices available. The Champagne Pear Bellini features luscious white cake infused with pink champagne and chunks of pears draped in a light champagne cream cheese frosting and crowned with an edible organic flower. The Oreo Cookies 'N' Cream is a new spin on an old favorite with moist white cake chock full of crushed cookies highlighted with a dollop of butter cream icing and topped off with chunks of Oreo’s. Moist chocolate peppermint cake draped with a green crème de menthe infused butter cream frosting, chocolate ganache and a chocolate mint candy garnish makes up the Mint Meltdown.