CONFETTI - a cupcake party is like “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives meets Cupcake Wars!” CONFETTI will celebrate and honor unique and the best of the best cupcakes. Not only will I share my absolute favorite cupcakes/cupcakeries, I also invite you to tell me where I should visit and what I should to taste!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
GiGi's Cupcakes - USA
Kentucky Bourbon Cupcake
Midnight Magic Cupcake
When it comes to cupcakes…some people say “It’s the CAKE!”…others say “It’s the FROSTING!” This next cupcake recommendation is specifically geared toward those on TEAM FROSTING! On work travels to Atlanta, I was “tasked” to locate a cupcakery near the hotel/meeting location….I know, I know, tough gig! Upon my Goggle search I came across Gigi’s Cupcakes. Aside from the fact that Gigi’s Cupcakes was located about a mile away from my meeting location, I also learned that several locations exist nationwide. Keeping in mind that I want this cupcake blog to expand to cupcakeries beyond my hometown, I thought visiting Gigi’s Cupcakes would be an exciting opportunity to provide a cupcake recommendation that would cross several statelines! Gigi’s Cupcakes can be found in Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin…bummer no California!
Gigi’s Cupcakes (Sandy Springs, GA location) provided a very vibrant, energy-filled environment. I was immediately drawn to the “GIGI’S CUPCAKES” t-shirts…and of course purchased one and plan to wear it during my workouts! The cupcakery’s walls were decorated with oversized, yet elegant and fun cupcakes photos…even the cupcakery’s business hours were etched on glass within a cupcake-shape (this just made me smile…it’s the little things that can truly make the difference).
Now back to addressing those on TEAM FROSTING…With my enjoyment of cream cheese frosting, I ordered the Midnight Magic cupcake - White (offered everyday); a dark chocolate cake with chocolate chips, topped with a white cream cheese frosting sprinkles with mini chocolate chips. Immediately the Midnight Magic cream cheese frosting was a hit…the frosting’s texture was perfect and provided a nice balance of sweetness with cream cheesiness. The frosting’s creaminess was further complimented by the mini chocolate chips melting in my mouth…YUMMY! Yes, the frosting to cupcake ratio is about 2:1 on most of Gigi’s Cupcakes…but for those of you who sneak a spoon full of frosting out of a jar, and you know who you are, this is the place for you! Also tasty is Gigi’s white buttercream frosting…basically you be a kid again and lick the frosting like an ice cream cone!
Taking it one step further, I recommend trying the Kentucky Bourbon cupcake (offered Thursday and Saturday). This is a chocolate pecan pie cake spiked with bourbon, topped with a bourbon cream cheese frosting swirl and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips, pecans, caramel and ganache….is your mouth watering yet!? As I unwrapped the cupcake it stuck to the wrapper with caramelious goodness…the texture of the cake, withpecan pieces and mini chocolate chips, was perfection. Just in time for Fall and the Holiday Season, this cupcake is very warm and cozy. ENJOY!