The Neighborhood Bakery

September 22, 2017

In all the cities I've lived, I love finding that neighborhood bakery that's been around for decades and is always bustling with regular customers. McLain's Bakery has been around for over seventy years and they sell pastries, breads, cookies, cakes and cupcakes! I thought I would stop in to get a birthday cupcake for a friend and of course one for myself.
via yelp
The bakery offers three sizes of cupcakes: mini, regular and jumbo. There were only a few flavors available so I got a festive funfetti cupcake for the birthday girl and I ordered a chocolate for myself. Regular cupcakes are $2, while minis are $1 and jumbo cupcakes are $5. 
McLain's Bakery is also home to the chocolate cup cookie, which is very cupcake-like, with a dollop of frosting on top of a shortbread cookie. I decided to order a few as well to try this faux cupcake. If you like shortbread cookies, then these are for you. Me, well I'm not a fan of shortbread and the frosting was a tad too sweet for me. 
As for the chocolate cupcake, it had the perfect texture of frosting and cake. But the frosting was a little too sweet and the cake could have had a better chocolate flavor. It really could have a been an amazing cupcake but the flavors weren't quite there. But the perfect remedy for a too sweet cupcake: coffee! 

McLain's Bakery
201 East Gregory Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri

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