Sunday, October 13, 2013

Charlotte Cupcakes - Granny Mac's Bake Shop

Thousands of people were in Concord for the Bank of America 500 this weekend. I made a stop, just south of the Speedway, at Granny Mac's Bake Shop.

I wasn't really sure what to expect going there. Had I checked out their website, I probably would've had a better idea.

Once you walk in, there are donuts, cookies and other goodies to the right. The cupcakes are to the left.

I started walking to the display case and quickly noticed that these cupcakes are huge! They’re Perkins Mammoth Muffins huge or Sam’s Club huge.

One thing's for sure: you don't need too many of these cupcakes to make a hearty dessert.

Strawberry Cupcake

This cupcake was potent! I could smell it in my car on the way home even though the cupcake was securely packed into a plastic bakery box.

There's a nice strawberry flavor to it. In searching for awesome cupcakes this year, I've realized that some strawberry cupcakes have a really strong strawberry flavor (almost to the point of being too strong) while others have a more subdued taste. This cupcake is right in between those two, with the kind of strawberry flavor that would make Strawberry Shortcake wish she was called "Strawberry Cupcake."

Unfortunately the cupcake wasn't incredibly moist. That would've made it a better experience.

The cream cheese frosting (with sprinkle bits on top) was a nice pairing for the strawberry cupcake. Cream cheese frosting is usually a standard for red velvet cupcakes, but I don't remember running across too many strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. It's a nice combination, for sure.