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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!
Posted by rick on 12/31/2009
i'm learning that vegan does cost more so i was "OK" with the price and the counter help was very knowledgeable. but the product itself was really bad except for the sugar plum cookies. cupcakes and brownies were as dry as cardboard. i HAD to drink something w/ every bite. icing was not that great. i would NOT go there again. i'd rather go without.
Posted by Anon on 11/13/2009
I went here yesterday w/ my friend (we're both vegan) and we tried a bunch of treats. Out of the 4 things we had, I only liked one of them. Here's what I thought: agave brownie was terrible, red velvet cupcake had such a gritty texture I thought i was chewing on egg shells, corn cake was subpar, but the cinnamon sugar donut was really good. Mind you I am a vegan pastry chef, so I am a bit of a harsh critic. I know that gluten-free flour isn't that easy to work with but there's gotta be a way to get a finer consistency... Anyways, if you just go straight for the donuts. Skip the other stuff. Especially the agave brownie which tasted so bad I would almost say it was inedible. One more pro and con: the place is super cute and kitschy (albeit tiny) but Erin needs to pay her workers more or something ! -- the guys look emaciated and the girls had a permanent frown on their faces. I just don't get why people go nuts for this place... Sorry...
Posted by michelle on 06/26/2009
The cupcake was good but the frosting.....a whole 'nother story. frosting is supposed to stick to your finger and not look like that silly putty stuff you play with when you're a kid. Not only was it kinda gross looking, it tasted horrible! it made the entire cupcake taste bad! for 3.25 a cupcake that was regular size, def not a good choice. i would go up the block to sugar sweet sunshine bakery instead!
Posted by anonymous on 06/04/2009
We bought 2 cupcakes and 1 sliced banana cake for $10. I think that it was rather expensive. But I am going back again although the location is not very good. I can not eat regular cupcakes since they are too sweet. I am a vegan and I avoid white sugar, gluten, dairy. It is not easy to find cupcakes as good as babycakes. I recommend this place if you don't mind the price and the location.
Posted by anonymous on 04/07/2009
Everything was fresh & delicious, but I wouldn't run back; I'm still a Vegan Treats girl at heart. There's a good variety, so you'll want to try one of everything, but unfortunately Babycakes' space is really too cramped to enjoy a buffet feast with friends. The prices are a bit steep also, but you're sure to find something tasty. Brownies are delicious, but you'll need 4 as they are teeny. Was a bit disappointed to find that after spending quite a bit of money to eat in, my additional "to go" order was packed haphazardly & that I had been given the smallest of everything.
Posted by LES on 03/05/2009
Cute place, was dragged there by a vegan date. Food was like bland cardboard. More proof that when something is "good" to vegans, it's still probably not good to the rest of us.