Ah – December 15th. I wish you were better known as National Cupcake Day, but don’t worry…you’ll get there.
For those of you that didn’t know, December 15th is in fact National Cupcake Day. A few months ago, I gave you all some suggestions on how to celebrate National Coffee Day so I thought it would only be fitting to share some suggestions on how to celebrate National Cupcake Day in Columbus, too! I will say many of these suggestions are based on word of mouth…I personally have not tried a lot of these cupcakes!
I’ve been hearing a lot about a place called Our Cupcakery (out of Dublin) lately. They specialize in cupcakes and wedding cakes, and I hear they specialize very well. Their website proudly boasts a “Create Your Own Cupcake Bar” which to me, sounds like a ton of fun. Luckily, I’ll be checking them out on Monday! I bought a Groupon (actually I think it’s a Faveroo…same thing as a Groupon but only focused on Columbus) for a Basic Cupcake Icing class. I’m very excited to check it out! Their cupcakes do look pretty good!
Next up is Pattycake Bakery. Pattycake is conveniently located on High Street, and offers much much more than cupcakes. I’ve actually never had a cupcake from Pattycake, but the muffins and cookies I’ve had assure me that their cupcakes would be outstanding. Pattycake is a vegan bakery as well, which makes it really fun to try items off of their menu! If you’re not in the mood for a cupcake next time you’re there, I suggest the “Marry Me Blueberry Muffin”. Seriously, I’ve considered marrying it. Seriously.
Rob Chabot was highly recommending this next one to me – it’s a cupcake food cart called 3 Babes and a Baker. I love the name! Their website makes them seem new to the game, but that makes it even more exciting. However, go check out their menu. Their cupcakes do sound delicious! Also, they’ve got to be a winner if they come with such a high recommendation from Rob.
Another place that comes highly recommended, yet I haven’t tried, is Surly Girl Saloon located in the Short North. Yes, I know, you probably think I’m crazy suggesting a saloon has great cupcakes. I’ll admit…I’m skeptical too! But from what I hear, these cupcakes are the bomb. I hear the regular food is really good too. I checked out their website, and it looks like they offer Red Velvet Cupcakes and a Cupcake of the Day – not a huge selection, but I bet that means what they do offer is fantastic. They’re definitely on my “Go To” list!
If you’re feeling a little less adventurous and just want to pick up some cupcakes at the grocery store, that’s okay too. Especially if you’re doing your grocery shopping at Giant Eagle. Giant Eagle delivers a solid cupcake (and cake) experience…the cake is always moist and fluffy, and they have a few different frosting options to suit your mood. I love their Aunt Martha’s Buttercream frosting. The cream cheese is decent as well, and my mom loves the almond one…sorry, I forget exactly what it’s called. Don’t write them off just because its a super market – give the cupcakes a try!
I’ve got a few others places to list, but these are all places I haven’t yet tried. Again, I’ve heard good things about them, but not specifically from friends so I didn’t feel I could write an entire paragraph on them. Anywho, other places you can go to satisfy your sweet tooth on National Cupcake Day (or any day) include Bakery Gingham, Sugar Inc. Cupcakes, and the Tremont Goodie Shop.
I’d also like to take this post to shamelessly promote another blog I co-write. I really enjoy baking and cooking, and decided that I’d like to share some of my recipes. Check out my blog, Bake Yourself Happy, and see what you think! Unfortunately I don’t have any cupcake recipes up yet, but there are fantastic muffins on there!