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Posted by Veganess on 10/04/2012
So, ugh, I cannot say how disappointing I am in this place. They must have some great marketing because their name is everywhere, they even have their own shop in DisneyWorld and produce at-home baking products. AS a vegan, I love it when I find good places which make tasty deserts but this sadly is not the place for me. I tired all sorts of products and the only thing we actually liked was a mini-brownie. It was a total waste of an hr and 20$. It just makes me angry how this place survives when there are way better places that haven't stayed around ie. Cowgirls Bakery in the EV last summer.... I am coming to the conclusion that it might be worth the 4 hr drive to DC for Sticky Fingers or at least avoiding this place when we are craving junk food! So disappointing!
Posted by Brandi on 06/06/2012
This place used to be a hit or miss - an expensive miss. Lately it has been very steady in regards to service and snacks - too bad it is all pretty disappointing. I am no longer a customer and will NEVER waste my money here again. The service is unattentive and usually actually quite rude and snobbish. The cupcakes are dry, crumbly, tasteless messes. Their frosting still rocks - but no amount of frosting can make me eat these cupcakes - especially for 4 bucks a pop! Quite a few times, me, or me and my fiends, or even my staff at work - have litteraly licked the frosting off and had to throw the cakes away. Even non-cupcakes - one bite - and into the garbage the rest went. It is such a shame - since when they first opened the quality - and the service were much, much better. : ( After that it was a hit or miss - who knows why. Now - just not good at all.
Posted by anonymous on 12/14/2011
I am in total agreement with another reviewer on this - other than the cinnamon sugar donut which was amazing...these baked goods are unappetizing. I've had much fluffier, smoother, more delicious gluten free fare before. I know it's possible, though rare. I tried cake, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches, corn bread...a really good assortment of what they offer, and everything was borderline inedible other than the donut. Gritty. Chalky. The 'frosting' was like nothing I've ever eaten. It tasted like melted candy corn with the consistency of butter mixed with toothpaste or something. I just tried eating some of the chocolate crumb cake today to give it one last ditch effort. It was like chewing on egg shells. How is this so popular? Maybe just a bunch of suckers like me go there once, order a whole bunch of stuff to save for later and never come back. ::shudder::
Posted by Jamet on 08/29/2010
I was so suprised with how moist, dense and creamy those cupcakes are. But I have found, through many trips with multiple recently vegan friends, it depends on the day. Certain trips are better than others. All in all, these are a step up from Buttercup bakery material. You can taste the quality of ingredients. And, as always, it's a matter of opinion as well. Many people prefer a fluffy-er, larger cupcake. But for me? Bring on the rich, thick lil minicake power.
Posted by shabuchwae on 07/14/2010
The service is spectacular. The variety is amazing. The flavors are killer. The product is so much healthier to put in your body that mainstreamed baked goods. The prices are quite reasonable for the level of difficulty and cost involved in making this form of specialty cuisine. The shop is always clean. The staff is always knowledgable.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/14/2010
You have to know that vegan cupcakes just don't tast exactly the same as a non-vegan cupcake. These are very good. The only negative is that they are a bit crumbly, but they are not dry! they are still moist and dense and delicious and the icing is divine! The cookies are a very close match to non-vegan cookies and perfectly moist. I wasn't crazy about the tiny brownies but the massive amounts of tiny chocolate chips inside are a good help.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2010
Despite my better judgment after reading reviews that Babycakes is mediocre, overrated, and overpriced, I let a friend drag me. On a Wednesday evening, after voicing my annoyance that they didn't have any Red Velvet Cupcakes (the clerk told me "Those are special and aren't made everyday"), I ordered a Chocolate Brownie cupcake and a Carrot Cake cupcake. BOTH were dry!!! The brownie cupcake was dense and dry; the carrot cake cupcake was very crumbly and dry. After hearing so much hype about Babycakes because they offer gluten-free items which I require, the best thing I can say about them was the innovative packaging. The cupcake box actually held the 2 cupcakes in place, so they wouldn't be destroyed. Too bad they were dry, overpriced and didn't taste as good as they looked!