Kupcakes & Co. opened last week in Elkridge. T.J. wrote a rave on the Patch, although early comments on a prior post had been mixed. To settle it, RDAdoc headed over for HowChow. Nothing like sending a nutrition PhD to do a dessert blogger's work. She dropped one off here, and I thought the chocolate was good. It's not the richest cake, but the flavor was chocolate -- not just a sugar rush. This is the RDAdoc report:
Last week I hosted an end of the school year party for my son’s preschool class. Being RDAdoc, of course, I preferred to serve just fresh fruits and vegetables to the kiddies. Wanting to avoid a revolt, however, I planned to offer cupcakes too.
My party was a good excuse to try the new cupcakery in Elkridge: Kupcakes & Co. My original plan was to get mini cupcakes, but unfortunately they don’t make them. I emailed the owner to ask if she could put less icing than she normally does (I am, after all, RDAdoc). Graciously, she was happy to honor my request. I ended up placing an order for an assortment of two dozen red velvet, cookies and cream, chocolate buttercream and vanilla buttercream cupcakes, enough for both the kids and their parents. I decided to stick with basic flavors, but they do have more interesting flavors such as Key Lime, Mocha Latte and Peppermint Patty. They also have seasonal flavors that sound delicious including Margarita and Pina Colada!
Since I knew I was going to be writing a post about the cupcakes for HowChow, I decided to make picking them up a group outing with some friends (and their kids) who I know are cupcake fans. We took the kids to Pump it Up first, and once they had expended enough energy jumping in the inflatables we headed for Kupcake & Co!
The store is in The Lyndwood Green shopping center located on the corner of Route 100 and Meadowridge Road in Elkridge, MD. It was a little difficult to find. If I hadn’t seen a picture of the sign on their website and knew what I was looking for I may have passed it by. Kupcake & Co is around the back of the shopping center. As of last week they hadn’t started to accept credit cards yet.
The store is adorable and decorated in pink and black. There is one high-top table with four seats. I need to warn any parents bringing their kids there that the cupcakes are out in the open on trays and in easy reach of little hands, so beware! My son and his friend came close to helping themselves to a tasty treat.
We ordered some cupcakes to eat in the store and they were delicious. My friends who are much bigger cupcakes aficionados liked them:
“The cake was good moist cake - as good as it gets.”
“The cake was super-moist -- just perfect for a cupcake. The frosting on the chocolate peanut butter was very rich and not too sweet.”
The cupcakes were also a big hit with my son and his friends, which was obvious from the icing all over their little faces! If you are hosting a birthday party, bridal shower or another special occasion you should consider getting cupcakes from Kupcake and Co. They will even deliver for an additional charge.
My family also has been happy with the cupcakes at Touche Touche in Columbia. Just remember, the special occasion for cupcakes is great, but remember the fruits and veggies too! (I gotta be me.)
If you're looking for sweets, check out Touche Touchet in Columbia as well. Great cupcakes and other baked goods.