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!

150 thoughts on “Retro Bakery – Las Vegas, NV

  1. I've been in Vegas 6 times in the past two months for work and never manage to get over to Retro because of my schedule. I can't wait to try the donut cupcake and the cotton candy cupcake. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Dropping in from sits. Make it a great day!

    Ms Cupcake
    Zen Cupcake

  2. Oh my goodness…..
    It's 4:58 am and I haven't had breakfast yet. Guess whose hungry now? πŸ˜€

    Have a beautiful cupcake-alicious day.

  3. I'm drinking my coffee and wishing I had that chocolate cupcake. Or the Cinnamon Toast one…mmmmmm…

    Congrats on the Featured Blog!

  4. Okay…so I have been reading through all your old posts, drooling over your cupcakes, taking notes and have book-marked your blog. I thought in turn I would share something with you……
    I have this favorite site where I buy these adorable cupcake liners. You may already know of them or maybe you have a better sourse, but just incase….

    And thanks for sharing so much fun

  5. Ok, I'm so wanting a cupcake right now, yikes!!! As I scrolled down and saw all the yummy photo's my stomach started to growl! Just stopping by from SITS:) Congrats on being featured!

  6. Dropping by from SITS. I would have had to have one of each cupcake. The pictures were fabulous and now I'm starving.

  7. You are my new best friend! I love cupcakes and I love your blog!

    Happy SITS day!

    Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

  8. Those look really amazing. If we ever make it to Vegas, that will definitely be on my list of places to stop.
    Have a happy SITS day!!!

  9. Oooohhhhh, they're so pretty! I'd have a hard time eating them because they're so pretty…..:), but they do look really delish!

  10. Those cupcakes look delicious! Buttercup Bakery is only an avenue away from me here in NYC, so needless to say, I make plenty of trips over there πŸ™‚

  11. Ok, now I want to get on a plane and go get one of these cupcakes. You've won me over I'm a follower, I'm giving into my love of cupcakes.

  12. Woah– that peanut butter cup one has my name on it, I think! Now I'm wondering if I need to take another trip to Vegas. πŸ˜‰

    Dropped by from SITS. Thanks for sharing your cupcake love!

  13. Oh you horrible woman!!! I'm in week two of my diet and have lost 2 lbs so far. You are so not helping my cause:) The cupcakes look AMAZING!!! keep up the good work:)

  14. The peanut butter cup looks amazing!!!! I want to take a trip to vegas just to get one! Love it

    Happy SITS day!!

  15. Oh those look delicious!
    I hope people say such amazing things about the cupcakes I am making for my cupcake bar I am hosting for my daughter's birthday. It did give me great ideas for the icings.
    Congrats on your SITS day!

  16. This is such a grat idea–using the buttercream to make endless different flavors!

    I just love your blog…congrats on being SITS FB today!

  17. Visiting from SITS! Congrats on your SITS Day.

    Love your blog. Just tried my hand at some homemade cupcakes on Saturday, could have used your blog then πŸ™‚ They turned out pretty well thought.

  18. Wow, those cupcakes look amazing! Love your photos and descriptions. I feel like baking now, even though it's about 98 degrees outside and humid!

  19. Happy SITS day!

    My sis is stationed in Vegas. I sure do hate it there, but maybe if I go back to visit again (hope against hope she's restationed by then!) we'll have to check this great place out.

  20. HMMMM I knew there was a reason I started my (millionth) diet today .. probably looking at cupcakes first thing in the morning was NOT a good idea! YUMMMY!

  21. Happy SITS day! These cupcakes are making me hungry! Love the photos!!!
    Conquer The Monkey
    common sense advice for a complicated world

  22. Congrats on being SITS featured blog. Cupcakes are my kids' favorites. If you are ever in the Philly area visit Gourmet Cupcakes The mini cupcakes are amazing, the icing both buttercream and chocolate is to die for and the varieties are endless.

  23. This is the first time I've heard of this bakery!!! The cupcakes look like they are to die for!!! My dad's in Vegas so I'll have to ask him to stop by and check them out!

    Congrats on your SITS day! I've bookmarked your blog and added myself to your follow list! I'm a wanna-be baker so I have a feeling I'll learn a lot from you!

  24. I am still trying to perfect my cupcakes! I keep making up different recipes and they mostly end up in the garbage.
    Those Vegas cupcakes look fantastic!

    PS….I saw cupcake bandaids this weekend and thought of you!

  25. My sister in law was recently in Vegas and she stopped by the Retro bakery and loved their cupcakes as well. Maybe if I ever get to Vegas one day I will have to stop by and get some cupcakes!

  26. OH MY GOSH! I am such a cupcake freak. This about did me in. They were just beautiful. I'll have to remember that for the next trip to Vegas:)

  27. I love cupcakes…and those look super yummy.

    Just stopping by from SITS…and I'm glad, cause I can't eat them, might as well drool over my laptop!

  28. There is a shop like that in Hudson Ohio also. They are called Main Street Cupcakes and I know what you mean about the buttercream. So yummy! Those cupcakes looked so yummy (especially the creamcicle). Glad to know that they have shops like that all over. Great post! :o)

  29. I'm hopefully headed to Vegas w/my husband in a couple of months, so I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this place. Mmmm. Stopping by from SITS to say hi & congrats on being FB today.

  30. Oh my god; I intended to pop over from SITS and say hi, then run in the shower (post gym) but it is now entirely YOUR FAULT that I will be a sweaty, badly-coiffed (like I really care) mess for hours. Because once I started reading (like horny guys read Penthouse — yup, great articles, and "OH! WERE THERE PICTURES?") your blog, I could not stop.

    Frosting and cake. (Insert Homer Simpson groan here.)

  31. Oh my goodness, those look de-lish! I've been to Vegas many times but never been there…it'll definitely be on my list for next time.

    Jamie πŸ™‚

  32. Happy FB Day ! From another SITS ! that is so cool you stoped by Retro Bakery! me and my daughter are celebrating our Birthday in Las Vegas in October and i am ordering our cake from there too!!! Anywoo congrats on your special day !! Hugs Connie

  33. The cupcakes you and your husband chose look so delicious. Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

    Stopping by from SITS

  34. Just reading your blog made my jeans get tighter, but I don't care because I love cupcakes! (and cake, and pie, and cookies…you get the picture.) Have a great SITS day!

  35. Stopping in from SITS – I'm so wanting a cupcake or two right now! They look delicious. Happy SITS day.

  36. Holy sugar frenzy! It's evening here, almost bedtime and something tells me I will be dreaming about cupcakes. My MIL is visiting this week and it has whipped me into a frenzy but I have got to make time to bake cupcakes now ~ damn!
    Congrats on your SITSta feature and enjoy reading all the love!

  37. Oh goodness….I live only about 10 minutes away from Retro Bakery, and you are tempting me to go have a little snack RIGHT NOW!

  38. Oh wow, I really wish I had one (okay maybe two..LOL) of those delicious looking cupcakes…Yummmm.
    Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy.

  39. MMMM! That made me very hungry! I am a softie for sweets! I can't get enough! By the way, I came here from SITS and this is my first comment via them!

  40. Congratulations on being the featured blogger. When I am in Las Vegas for the SITScation in October I am definitely making at stop at the Retro Bakery.

    You have a very cute blog.

  41. now, i mean this in a good way. i'm glad you are not near me!! i've managed to lose 25lbs. this year and your cupcakes would turn the dial UP!

    omg, they look good! now if you were like 30-40 mls away i could handle that. close make a trip when i'm having incurable cravings but far enough to keep me from buy 20 a day.

    sorry, i'm just a motor mouth tonight. πŸ™‚

  42. Followed the link on SITS to your blog!! I will have to remember that cupcake store next time I am in Vegas! Just looking at the pictures of the ones you got makes my mouth water!

    I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

  43. Oooh! What a sweet way to start the morning! I'm popping over from SITS a day late. Hope you enjoyed your Saucy day!

  44. This is the best shop ever! I live here in Vegas and I can confirm the craziness they make my brain do. I live clear across town and I make the trip because they are so yummalicious!!

    Great post! I came over from "The Secret is in the Sauce" .

  45. I think I saw these guys on the local news one day. Since I live here, I better go over there and try them out!

  46. Stopping by from SITS!

    Those cupcakes look terrific!
    Trying to follow you & Retro Bakery on Twitter but coming up empty on the links!

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