July 17, 2017

Houston Cupcake Round-Up, The Sequel

It's been five years since I last did a cupcake round-up for Houston. It's hard to believe that I ended back up in Houston with a different job and am now finding myself moving from the city again. I had a great two years back in the Bayou City and explored a whole new batch of cupcake bakeries.
Some Thoughts:
  • 13 bakeries were visited in the past two years. 19 were visited on my last Houston hunt 6 years ago.
  • the average price of a cupcake was a little over $3
  • since the last Houston cupcake hunting from 2011-2012, 6 of the bakeries have closed down, including my favorite cupcake at Sugarbaby's Cupcake Boutique
  • half of the cupcakes I sampled were great! (that seems like a good percentage to me)
  • I revisited (but didn't blog about it) Crave Cupcakes, and they are now more fantastic than they were when I first sampled their cupcakes 6 years ago. 
Chung's Best Cupcakes in Houston

Best Frosting:
Strawberry Ganache from The Sweet Boutique

Best Looking Cupcake:
Chunky Monkey from Treat!

Most Unique Flavor:
Cannoli from Drew's Pastry Place

Cheapest Cupcake:
Dessert Gallery had the cheapest at $2.75

Most Expensive Cupcake:
Worst Cupcake:
The Ultimate Chocolate from Ooh La La Sweets suffered from a strange smell and bad flavor. 

Best Cupcake:
Tiramisu from Tout Suite was so flavorful, moist, fluffy and not too sweet---all I could ever ask for in a cupcake!

Runner Up:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough from The Cupcake Cowgirls was a combo of several desserts in one and all the flavors worked together to create a not-too-sweet, tasty cake. 



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