It’s not everyday that you venture to the five cupcakeries around town to sample the best of the best. Susie from Susie Drinks Dallas organized The Cupcake Crawl to allow a few foodies fill their stomachs with enough sweets to last a lifetime. We ventured across town to taste test the best.
Our first stop was The Cupcakery, located in Uptown off of Mckinney Ave and Pearl. Upon arriving, the girls already started their cupcake tasting and champagne sipping. After taste testing five different flavor cupcakes, I quickly realized I had eaten more than enough considering it was only our first stop. Our experience at the Cupcakery was superb. Who can complain when you’re getting served champagne first thing in the morning?
Next on our cupcake crawl was Trailercakes. As you may know, they are part of the awesome food trucks that have graced Dallas recently. They had plans to be at White Rock Market during our Cupcake Crawl so Susie picked up the mini cupcakes early for us to enjoy. (Thanks, Susie!) We were given a large spread of mini trailercakes. I loved that there were so many flavors to choose from. I ate “The King” which is a banana/peanut butter cupcake. Uh-mazing. The top was garnished with a chocolate covered banana. I also had the honor of trying “The Cookie Monster.” If you have a love for oreos then The Cookie Monster is for YOU, I can’t forget to mention the tasty marshmallow filling.
We moved straight down Mckinney Ave to our next location, Sugarbox. Upon our arrival Teresa Novick, Sugarbox’s owner, set aside some mini cupcakes for us to chow on. I tried a few bites to but to completely honest, I was so full from the other cupcakes I was ready to explode. (Note to self: only take a bite from each cupcake, don’t eat the whole thing.) I loved that Sugarbox had full size cupcakes as well as the same flavor in mini cupcakes. It’s perfect for when you just want a bite of something sweet. Another feature that I loved was their pupcakes – mini cupcakes for your puppy. (Yes, I did buy a few.) I also took home a few macaroons that were to die for!
By this time, we were all on sugar overload, could barely move, and didn’t know how we were going to finish the cupcake crawl. After driving around Greenville Ave searching desperately for a parking spot, we made it to our fourth stop, Society Bakery. I would say that we ONLY tried three cupcakes at this stop, but three was more than enough. Seven grown adults couldn’t even finish them, but we tried. Society Bakery had the most delicious oreo cupcake I have ever had. While we were here, we decided that we had to cut off two of our stops during the Cupcake Crawl because were all dragging. We loaded up for our next and final stop, Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Gigi’s doesn’t sell mini cupcakes in the store, they have to be special ordered. So, needless to say we opted for the large cupcakes. Their Kentucky Bourbon Pie cupcake stole the show. This cupcake is a bourbon cake with pecans and chocolate chips, a cream cheese frosting with pecans and chocolate chips drizzled in caramel and ganache. Talk about a mouth full. They are only available on Thursday and Saturdays so plan your day accordingly!
A big thank you to Susie for planning this great event and also the Bakeries for allowing us to come in and raid your store. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to Sprinkles or Tart Bakery since we stuffed our faces a little too much. Hopefully there will be another Cupcake Crawl in the future. What is your favorite Cupcakes in Dallas? We’ll add it to the next crawl!