Friday, May 13, 2011

Las Vegas Cupcakery | Retro Bakery | A Review

On our trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago, I knew I had to stop by Retro Bakery. Since I started blogging, I have loved following them and their flavors always looked so yummy! I was rather surprised they were about 25 minutes from the Strip, but I have to say, it was worth it! The cupcakes were delicious! The bakery was cute, and the gals working there were very nice. I didn't get to meet the owners (see the photo of their adorable canvas below), but when I mentioned I came all the way from California, I was able to snag one of the Hop Scotch cupcakes that I was dying for!

So what did we get to try? Well, I wanted to try salted caramel crunch REALLY badly, but it was out and so was the milk and cookies :( But the other one on my list to try..probably first on my list was the Hop Scotch, which is a "Vanilla cake topped with vanilla buttercream dipped in butterscotch ganache" and their best selling cupcake. We also tried Mint Chocolate Chip, Maple Bacon and Sprinkled doughnut.
This is how we shared them. As a family of four, we each chose a cupcake and then got two pieces of our choice. Then we got to try the rest. The best? Definitely the Hopscotch. Ohh myyy goodness, it was good! The cake was moist and flavorful and the combo of the amazing buttercream and the ganache was just out of this world.

The second best to me was the Mint chocolate chip. Again, the cake was moist (as were they all...and that is a hugggeee thing for me). The buttercream was refreshing and just the right amount of mint. The maple bacon was good, but not crazy good. I like the idea and have always wanted to try such a cupcake. Inside, there was a sweet center with maple flavoring, which was good. The buttercream topped with the bacon bits was also flavorful and yummy. The only thing that didn't thrill me was the bits of bacon in the cupcake. Just didn't work for me, but I'm sure it can work for some.

The sprinkled doughnut was yummy. I love the idea and it really tasted like a doughnut. The sprinkles were fun for the kids and the ganache under it was perfect, but as you know, I love me my buttercream and there wasn't any on this one, so it came in fourth for me.

I am so glad I got to try  Retro Bakery on our trip. Definitely make it a stop if you are in Vegas and treat yourself to some wonderfully moist and flavorful cupcakes!


trashmaster46 said...

Ah crap. Now I want cupcakes. Phooey.

Lexi said...

This bakery was just featured in the newest Where Woman Cook magazine. That is too cool that you got to go try it out!


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