Sunday, November 3, 2013

Charlotte Cupcakes - DOUGH Bakery

It's a double dose of cupcakes today since I missed posting last week.

I'd heard about DOUGH bakery several months ago. I was at an event they provided treats for and ended up with one of their business cards.

I went online to the DOUGH website, but it didn't list cupcakes as one of the goodies they bake. That left me with the old fashioned option: I called them.

I asked if they had cupcakes and the man on the other end told me they did. They had chocolate, vanilla and, the new standard, red velvet. Obviously, they didn't have the selection of a shop that's dedicated specifically to cupcakes. I figured I'd give them a shot.

When I got to the store, it was just as the man on the phone had said. There were a handful of cupcakes available in three flavors: vanilla, chocolate and red velvet.

They added some variety by mixing up the frosting. Some chocolate cupcakes had chocolate frosting while others had vanilla. Some vanilla cupcakes were topped with vanilla frosting, while some were topped with chocolate.

The red velvet cupcake was the only one without an additional frosting option.

The red velvet was a no-brainer for me. Typically, I'd probably go for a vanilla cupcake, but it's hard to turn down a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting.

Charlotte Cupcakes – BW Sweets Bakery

This week I made another stop in Cornelius. I’d been to Just Baked and Maddy's Fatty's, but somehow I missed BW Sweets Bakery. The funny thing is: it’s right on Catawba Ave., one of the main streets that goes through the town.

Free parking is available on either side of the street, though crossing the street proved to be difficult because there’s no stoplight nearby.

Thanks to a driver who slowed down for me, I made it across the street after about a minute of waiting for the traffic to break.

It's a small shop inside, but there's a decent selection of cupcakes available. It wasn't hard to choose three different flavors to get.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcake

I’m pretty sure Granny Mac’s forever ruined me with their massive cupcakes. What this Cinnamon Roll cupcake lacked in size, it made up for in flavor though.

I love cinnamon, so the abundance of cinnamon flavor on and in this cupcake made it an exceptional treat for me.

The frosting was probably the only downside. It was crusty. That being said, it tasted good. The frosting stayed on top of the cupcake too. With some cupcakes, the frosting tower that bakers construct ends up toppling over. There was no struggling with the frosting here. It wasn’t going anywhere!

The cupcake didn’t take long to eat, but it was tasty.