Retro Bakery – Las Vegas, NV

I spent last week in Las Vegas, NV with my husband and I *KNEW* that one stop that needed to be made was at Retro Bakery. Boy, did it NOT disappoint!

Just about 20 minutes from The Strip in Vegas, Retro Bakery is located just off the highway in a quaint little shopping center. I was greeted by a super cute, super friendly bundle of joy named Kari. I had tweeted to her (@RetroBakery) earlier that morning that I was going to be stopping by that day, but I wasn’t sure if she had checked her Twitter or not, so I didn’t mention right away who I was. But… eventually it all came out who I was and how I came to land at the Retro Bakery that day!

Ok… now the cupcakes. I should have taken a picture of the display case. There were so many delicious cupcakes to choose from, it was very hard to pick. My husband and I decided we’d each pick two.

I chose the Peanut Butter Cup (Chocolate cake topped with peanut butter buttercream and dark chocolate shavings) and the Cinnamon Toast (vanilla cake topped with cinnamon buttercream dusted with cinnamon and sugar) cupcakes while my husband chose the Cotton Candy (Vanilla cake topped with pink cotton candy buttercream and blue glitter sugar) and the Creamsicle (Vanilla cake topped with a vanilla/orange swirl buttercream).

The tag line on the bakery’s business card is “It’s All About the Buttercream” and they aren’t kidding!! The buttercream on these cupcakes was TO. DIE. FOR. Creamy, flavorful, smooth… it just rolled across my tongue with each bite. Each buttercream flavor was distinctly the flavor it said it was going to be. So when I bit into the peanut butter… it actually tasted like peanut butter. Most suprpisingly, the cotton candy buttercream tasted exactly like cotton candy!!

As I look back, I wish I would have tired one more cupcake with a different base flavor. We had three with vanilla and one chocolate. The chocolate was so delish… most and chocolatey!! Yummm!! I gotta give it to the vanaill though… because it was by far the BEST vanilla cupcake I have EVER tasted! It was dense, but not mushy, springy and moist, full of flavor and baked PERFECTLY. I could have eaten those vanilla cupcakes alone if the buttercream had not been so heavenly!

So thank you to Kari for being so sweet when we came to visit!! And thank you to Retro Bakery for making such delicious cupcakes!! I can’t wait to get back to Las Vegas to try four more flavors!

West Seattle Summer Fest & Cupcake Royale

This weekend was a good one. Yesterday, my husband and I had the whole day to ourselves to do anything we wanted. On the list was to go to the West Seattle Summer Fest and eat a cupcake from Cupcake Royale.
Let me tell you… the cupcakes we devoured did not disappoint. I enjoyed a “Triple Threat” chocolate cupcake and my husband had a “Salted Caramel” cupcake. Both most, delicious, and divine. If you get a chance… visit one of the Cupcake Royale’s in Seattle… it’s a MUST DO on any trip to the city!! (PS, Cupcake Royale is on Twitter too!)

Avocado Creations


Like I’ve said before, I’ve made some great connections via Twitter and this blog. But never would have I expected the generosity and kindness of Gina of “Avocado Creations”. She sent me a DM on Twitter a couple weeks ago and said she had made something for me. Shocked and surprised I gave her my address and a few days later the most wonderful tote bag arrived in the mail! She custom made it for me… cupcakes on the outside and coffee on the inside. It’s so perfect for me and Java Cupcake!!

You must check out Avocado Creations!

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