Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Seattle: Cupcakes at Cupcake Royale + Trophy Cupcakes
One of my first cupcake stops during my trip to Seattle was Cupcake Royale - I have to wonder if this place used to be some sort of giant German restaurant or something, because this place was huge! It was easily the largest cupcakery I've been to, haha.
I liked that they sold regular and mini cupcakes so you can try out a few different flavors. From left to right we have a mini vanilla with chocolate frosting, mini vanilla with vanilla frosting, and a mini Strawberry (seasonal) cupcake.
I also picked up a regular-sized salted caramel cupcake. Overall I enjoyed the cupcakes, but they probably weren't my favorites of the ones I tried on this trip. However, I did really enjoy the frosting on the salted caramel cupcake. With several locations and a lot of flavor options, I can see why it's one of the larger cupcake businesses in the area.
Another cupcakery that we tried out is Trophy Cupcakes - the location we went to is located inside a fancy-schmancy shopping/residential center called The Shops at the Bravern. This store was pretty small but packed with lots to look at. In addition to the cupcakes (above), there were lots of little party gifts, decorations, and cute little things available for purchase.
I went with the seasonal strawberry cheesecake cupcake (above), which unfortunately started melting on our way home. So, trust me when I say it did NOT look like that in the store haha. The cake was very light and moist, and I have to say I enjoyed the cake portion more than the incredibly sweet frosting. I loved the light pink color though, and the overall feel of the store itself.
Not to worry, there's still one more post about cupcakes in Seattle coming soon :o)
700 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004