|Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl|
I purchased a carrot cake, a red velvet, and a chocolate cream cheese swirl (which probably has another name, but that was how it was described). For $8.25, the three seemed like a pretty good deal considering the size and the obvious attention that went into making the cake and the frosting. Ingredients aren't cheap people - who has baked lately and not noticed the prices of butter, cream cheese, etc.?
The carrot cake cupcakes had a subtle spice that wasn't overpowering. It was flavorful, and moist. The cream cheese frosting was a good complement. The best frosting/cake duo according to the Boy.
One of the things I value most is locally-owned businesses. To me, they deserve our support and we do support them as a family and also in any way that I can through my job. Chains have their place, I suppose, but I'd much prefer local original stores, restaurants, shops, etc. We're really pretty fortunate that we have several locally-owned/operated shops in our part of town and the Cupcake Emporium is one of them - I look forward to going back again.