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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 comments

  1. Ms Cupcake

    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

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  2. Robin

    Oh my goodness…..
    It's 4:58 am and I haven't had breakfast yet. Guess whose hungry now? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a beautiful cupcake-alicious day.

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  3. robynxx

    Oh god. those look like absolutely heavenly cupcakes. WANT.

    bahaha.

    stopping by from SITS ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. The Dapper Darling

    SITS! Yeah! Your cupcakes look amazing, I think I just drooled on my keyboard! Keep em coming!

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  5. badmommymoments

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

    Congrats on the Featured Blog!

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  6. JennyMac

    Those look too good to be true! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy FB on SITS.

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  7. The Blonde Duck

    There is not even enough icing on there for me to be delighted. I like an obscene amount.

    Happy SITS day!

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  8. scrappysue

    i'm drooling!!!

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  9. Robin

    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….
    http://www.fancyflours.com/cgi-bin/fancyflours/index.html

    And thanks for sharing so much fun

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  10. AK

    Hey..That looking super delicious..!!Keep up the good work.

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  11. parentingBYdummies

    Cool! Now I'll know where to eat off my hangover when I'm in Vegas for SITScation! Woohoo?!

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  12. Caroline Alexander

    Oh my those look really good! Stopping by from SITS!

    Jennifer

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  13. delightfullysweet

    Dropping by from SITS!

    Those look amazing! Now I want cupcakes…

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  14. leigh

    Man…those look heavenly!

    Just stopping by from SITS to say hi!

    XO
    Leigh

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  15. Christina

    Those look delicious! I am so jealous!

    Happy SITS day!!

    Christina
    mamafabulous.blogspot.com

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  16. Ms. Wanda

    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!

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  17. quid

    They looked delicious! I'm living vicariously through your cupcakes.

    Dropping in from SITS.
    quid

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  18. quid

    They look delicious! I'm living vicariously through your cupcakes!

    Dropping in from SITS…

    quid

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  19. Mountain Woman

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

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  20. Kari

    Ok, my mouth is watering. That peanut butter cup looks fantastic!

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  21. Christina Lee

    oh yum-just what I need this AM- Happy SITS day!

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  22. Tammy Howard

    These look amazing!

    Enjoy your SITS day!

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  23. Jennifer Juniper

    This is funny, because I just read another review of this same place on another blog. Sounds like heaven!

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  24. Lizz

    Sometimes I just want to sit down with a bowl of buttercream and a spoon. Is that wrong?

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  25. Lynn from For Love or Funny

    Oh wow. I love your blog. What could be happier than cupcakes?!

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  26. Momma G.Love

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

    Happy SITS day!

    Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

    pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

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  27. Anna

    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!!!

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  28. Mel

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

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  29. Reluctant Housewife

    They look delicious! That's a lot of buttercream on them… But, you know, in a good way.

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  30. Kirsten

    Here for SITS Monday! OMG those cupcakes look phenomenal. Wish I lived in Vegas only for the cupcakes though.

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  31. Connie Weiss

    I love seeking out little bake shoppes! I recently drove 80 miles for a cupcake….

    Happy SITS Day!

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  32. laurenfromtexas

    now I'm STARVING ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Monday and Happy SITS day!

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  33. Superjaxster

    These look awesome! I really want to lick that frosting on the Cinnamon Toast!

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  34. Shanda

    You chose well with the Peanut Butter Cup! I would have chosen that myself! Happy SITS day!!

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  35. Dori

    Oh I wish I had a cupcake right now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Dropping by from SITS. Have a great day!

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  36. Kelley with Amy's Angels

    How in the world could you choose? MY WORD! Those look de-lish!

    Happy SITS Day to you!

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  37. Amanda @ Serenity Now

    Stopping by from SITS! I love your blog. Too cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I had to sign up to Follow!

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  38. Kristin

    Those look great. I wish I was closer to Las Vegas. Maybe someday.

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  39. Emma

    Oh My! Those cakes look lovely.. Almost inspires me to get in the kitchen and get the baking trays out!! :)x

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  40. Eclipsed

    Stopping by from SITS…those cupcakes look so stinking good. This is not the way to start my diet lol

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  41. a H.I.T.

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. confused homemaker

    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.

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  43. Carrie

    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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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  44. Dee

    Those look SOOOO yummy!! Congrats on being featured!

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  45. mommaof4wife2r

    creamscicle!!! yummo! count me in! happy fb day!!! enjoy!

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  46. mammydiaries

    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:)

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  47. ItsKelly

    They look delicious! That may alone be worth a trip to Vegas. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  48. Stalker v1.5

    *drool*

    Happy SITS day!!

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  49. Life of a Stepmama

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

    Happy SITS day!!

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  50. Holly

    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!

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  51. Sarahlcc

    Good gracious, I knew I should have eaten breakfast first before checking SITS! Must….have…….cupcake.

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  52. jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas

    Mmmmmmm! Next time I'm in the Vegas hood I'll have to look them up!!

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  53. Jules

    Oh my goodness. How to decide? I'm thinking the peanut butter one..Yummy!

    Congrats on your SITS day.

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  54. The Double Dipped Life

    Yum!!

    Dropping in from SITS- and a twitter follower! Have a fantastic day!

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  55. Beth's Blog

    Happy sits day!!!!!!

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  56. Red Writing

    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!

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  57. Abena

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ They turned out pretty well thought.

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  58. Martinis or Diaper Genies?

    this is not good for me on a monday morning. I need to eat everything i see as of now.

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  59. Carla

    Happy SITSday!!! I just had to come up and drool over your cupcakes!! What art:)

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  60. Ronnica

    I think I'd take more of ANY of those cupcakes!

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  61. Melissa

    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!

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  62. Jen

    Visiting from SITS and love your blog. Congrats on your SITS day!

    Reply

  63. Sara Garcia

    Dropping by from SITS. Yum! Those look fabulous. Have a great Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

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  64. roadrunner201

    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.

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  65. SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB

    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!

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  66. Cameron

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

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  67. Michelle

    Oh man, that looks good.

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  68. bluecottonmemory

    What yum-looking cupcakes! Congratulations on your SITS day in the spotlight!

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  69. Rbarakat

    Yum! I am going to have to check it out next time I go to Vegas!

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  70. cocoamommy

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

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  71. Brittany

    Stoppin in from SITS! The peanut butter cup looks oh so amazing!!

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  72. Helene

    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!

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  73. Kristin

    Ahhhhhhh, the peanut butter cup. I'm drooling!! Happy SITS day!

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  74. foxy

    what a cool place! will TOTALLY have to visit the next time we go…

    happy day to you, SITSta!

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  75. Marrdy

    Those are some mighty fine looking cupcakes!

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  76. Brandie

    Happy SITS day! Your blog is just too cute:)!

    Reply

  77. It's All Good

    uh, YUM! I want some! Happy SITS FB day, lovin the yummy posts!

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  78. GreedyGirl

    Hi Dropping in from SITS, the cinnamon cupcake looks soooo good. I wish I was closer to vegas

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  79. Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas

    Very yummy shots! I hope you enjoyed your stay in my fair city!

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  80. R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty

    Stopping by from SITS! Those cupcakes look simply divine!

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  81. roy/elisabeth dean

    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!
    โ™ฅ,Lilly

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

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  82. Jodie

    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!

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  83. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  84. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  85. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  86. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  87. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  88. Days of Whine & Noses

    WOW! Those look fantastic!

    Stopping by from SITS!

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  89. Jennifer

    oh those cupcakes look amazing! yummy. Happy SITs day.

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  90. Hannah

    My mouth was watering as I looked at your cupcake pictures…yummmmmm.

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  91. Myztic@FunWithMama

    visiting from sits, your cupcakes look delicious!

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  92. Debbie

    those cupcakes do look deeelish! Stopping by fro SITS!

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  93. Lemonade Makin' Mama

    Yay!! Love a good cupcake. Stopping from SITS.

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  94. Angie Marion

    Those look soooo good! Stopping by from SiTS! Congrats on your SITS day!

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  95. shortmama

    Oh my good gravy! Creamsicle cupcake?? Yummy! I have got to check out some more on your site! Stopping in from SITS

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  96. Farmgirl Paints

    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:)

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  97. ldsmommyof12

    My daughter goes to Vegas a lot from Lake Havasu. I will send her to Retro Bakery.

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  98. Robin

    SITS Sista' here…

    I love the tagline "Its all about the Buttercream"…that is so clever and cute!

    Great, drool-inducing photos!

    -robin
    http://www.robingillis.blogspot.com

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  99. Dee

    Oh these are to die for.

    Congrats on being the FB at SITS today.

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  100. Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life

    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!

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  101. Girl in My Own World

    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)

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  102. Tania @ Larger Family Life

    Oh my, is it wrong to be so envious of you?!

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  103. WhiteSockGirl

    Those look so good,.. so good. Now I have some serious cravings.

    Have a fab SITs day!

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  104. The Mom @ Babes in Hairland

    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.

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  105. K a b l o o e y

    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.)

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  106. Janna Bee

    Oh my, I am salivating right now! Those look so yummy, I wish I lived near Las Vegas now!

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  107. aforestfrolic

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  108. Kekibird

    They look so beautiful and yummy. I'm drooling sitting here but I'm also inspired by the decorative nature of them too.

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  109. The818

    Happy SITS day! These look amazing!

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  110. missy

    oh my gosh…….yuMmMmmmMM!!!!!
    that is all i can say!!!!!!
    congrats on your SITS day!!!!!

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  111. carma

    the chocolate looks absolutely divine!!

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  112. Connie K

    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

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  113. Lara

    That peanut butter cup cupcake looks right up my alley!

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  114. Lara

    That peanut butter cup cupcake looks right up my alley!

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  115. Jamie

    Mmmmm…. this made me hungry!! I love cupcakes! My first visit here – I'll be back! Great blog!

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  116. Kim

    The look so good! Cotton Candy…oh, yeah!

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  117. Lacie E.

    crap I was in vegas two weeks ago how did i miss this!

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  118. Kimberly

    Dropping by from SITS – staying to make myself even hungrier than I already am!!!

    Have a great day! Great Blog!

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  119. Lamonica Epps

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

    Stopping by from SITS

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  120. Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl

    The cupcakes look really really good. Now I want one. Happy SITS day!

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  121. The Hall Family

    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!

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  122. Debbie in Nashville

    Those cupcakes look amazing!

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  123. Chocolate Covered Daydreams

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

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  124. Sarah

    Those all look so yummy! Happy SITS day!

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  125. Blarney

    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!

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  126. Reeniโ™ฅ

    What delicious cupcakes! I would of headed right for the peanut butter ones! My favorite!

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  127. Kimberly

    Oh, I do need some of those!

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  128. Rachel

    Those are some awesome looking cupcakes!

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  129. jori-o

    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!

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  130. Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design

    holy cupcake batman!!

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  131. RebeccaMom

    these look seriously yummy!

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  132. BrnEyedGal

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

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  133. Micah

    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!

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  134. Monique - Resident Mommy

    This site is dangerous. . .

    Mmmmmmm.

    Happy SITS day!

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  135. InTransitClaire

    Mmmm buttercream. Now I have a huge cupcake craving, those look amazing!!

    -Claire
    http://intransitblog.blogspot.com/

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  136. Erin Bassett

    Yum, I'll take a Peanut Butter Cup one…or maybe the Cinnamon Toast one…or maybe….

    Happy SITS day!

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  137. Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit

    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.

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  138. CoffeewithZooly

    I've just had lunch and thought I was full. But maybe I can fit one in – but which one !

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  139. Ms Dragonfly

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  140. crunkyjens

    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!

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  141. Mom of Three

    Happy FB day! Your cupcakes are making me hungry.

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  142. Tiffany @ Eat at Home

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

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  143. Andrea (ace1028)

    Oh, wow. SO yummy looking. I'm a huge cupcake fan, so I'm following you now! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  144. Tiaras

    oh I have never heard of this place- looks divine!

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  145. Ella @ Goodie Links

    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" .

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  146. Michelle (hometc)

    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!

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  147. Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents

    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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