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So, we have a new found fascination with cupcakes.  By we, I mean all of America.  So, as it happens, I have stumbled upon 3 Cupcake War winners and one Last Cake Standing Winner.  All I have to say is…well, I have a lot to say so keep reading.

Here is an amateur’s review:

Suger High – Frankenmuth, MI

Lindsay and I were able to go to Frankenmuth for my Birthday this past June.  We had lunch with her parents and then decided to walk a little bit.  We came across Sugar High.  It was hot outside and we had the baby so we stepped in.   It was a very neat little place that sold cupcakes as well as fun little tchotchkes.  We didn’t stay, but I did notice that it had a sign up saying they had won the Ninja Turtle Cupcake War.  We walked around a bit and then I just had to go back.  We bought one cupcake and decided to split it and call it my birthday cake.

WOW!!!  It was very good.  Lindsay and I both decided it was the best cupcake we had ever had.  It was a Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake and it was amazing.  We waited until we were home and each grabbed a fork and shared it while watching a movie.  By the time we were done we were sad that we had only purchased one.  It was delicious.  Great flavor and texture.  Loved it.

We are very glad we only live 40 minutes from this place.

The Cupcake Cowgirls – Spring, TX

Well, this was our second run in with a Cupcake War winner and we were excited.  We stopped and each of us chose one cupcake.  My mother chose 4 to share with the rest of the family that was coming, but I hid ours so we could try them later.  When everyone was gone, we each decided to try our choice.  The cake was very good and the flavor of the frosting was good, but the texture left a lot to be desired.  (FOR US).  You may love these cupcakes, but I had trouble getting past the whipped buttercream frosting.  It was a very soft whipped type frosting that had a good taste, but just didn’t have that cupcake feel in my mouth.  I did finish them, but almost like eating a spoonful of Cool Whip, I felt like I needed something else to really complete them.

You may like this type of frosting so this place might be perfect for you, but I probably won’t buy anymore from there.

Sweet by Good Golly Miss Holly – Orlando, FL

Now, this one I searched out.  I decided that if I was going to be in Orlando for a week I wanted to see if there were any Cupcake War Winners there.  Turns out, this place won 3 times.  Kinda awesome feat if you ask me.  So, I had forgotten about this place and Lindsay mentioned a cupcake place somewhere close by our hotel.  It jogged my memory so I took my nephew Adam and left my niece Brianna, Lindsay, and Madelyn at the hotel; and we booked it to this place which was 20 minutes away.

Brianna chose the Blackout Cupcake, Adam chose the S’Mores Cupcake (it was National S’Mores Day), Lindsay chose the Boston Cream Pie Cupcake, and I chose the Peanut Butter Cup, Whiteout, and S’Mores Cupcakes.  I knew I’d bring 2 of them home so we could enjoy them over the next couple days.  In fact, the last part of the Whiteout one is in my fridge right now.

We all enjoyed our cupcakes.  Time Out:::::We all loved our cupcakes.  I would say the cupcakes I tried were the best I’ve ever had.  They were perfect.  Delicious, great texture, amazing flavors, and perfect size for sharing.  I’m already looking forward to going back in 2 years for the next General Council.  They were amazing.  I really don’t have much more to say about them, because you will have to try one for yourself.  That’s the only way you’ll get it.

Cake Nouveau – Ann Arbor, MI

Unfortunately I have never had one of their cakes.  My wife saw the owner on Last Cake Standing and mentioned that she had gone to school with Lindsay’s older brother.  I like connections, so I insisted we stop by one day as we passed near there.  We walked in and they did not have any cupcakes or other cakes, for that matter, available.  There were some truffles and cookies.  We bought some, and even a couple flavors I wasn’t thrilled with…until I tried them.  Oh My!!!!!  If their cakes and cupcakes are even close to as good as what I tried from there that day then this place is my winner.  I’m already planning to get a cake from them for Madelyn’s First Birthday in December.  This is, so far, my bakery of choice.  The talent, artistry, and downright great taste of their stuff blew me away.  If you are in Ann Arbor, you must find them and try them.  You will not be disappointed.

I hope you enjoyed this blog.  I know you didn’t enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed researching it.  Hopefully there will be more entries in the future.