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  • Review: SusieCakes

    I love cake, and for the longest time, I thought I liked cupcakes. And I was in luck, because cupcakes became extremely popular. Every bakery carried them.

    But I was always disappointed. No cupcake ever achieved the moistness of a cake, and I decided that I didn’t like cupcakes after all. For a while, I found a bakery that sold their delicious cakes by the slice. Unfortunately, that bakery went out of business. Ever since then, I’ve had trouble satisfying my occasional cake craving.

    I’d bake myself a cake, but I don’t really have time for that at the moment. And now, I don’t have to.

    A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kimberly kindly presented me with an unbirthday present: a quartet of delicious cupcakes from a local bakery called SusieCakes. SusieCakes really hit the spot. Marc and I agreed that it’s the most cake-like cupcake we’ve ever had.

    Obviously, I can’t have a SusieCakes cupcake every day, much as I wish I could. But I’m definitely asking for one for special occasions, like my birthday. And since the holidays are coming up, maybe I’ll ask for one for Christmas. And Hanukkah. And New Year’s. (I can have a gift to celebrate New Year’s. Right?)

    Image credit: SusieCakes.


    1. I want a cupcake now!

    2. If you’re ever over in the Pasadena area, check out Violet’s on Holly St. I’ve ordered their cupcakes for our office, and for two baby showers I’ve helped out on. The gals over there are really nice, and the cupcakes are sooooooo good – moist and delicious and just the right ratio of icing to cake. I LOVE their red velvet cupcake and their strawberry shortcake cupcakes (complete with real strawberries).

    3. Chief Family Officer says:

      @Heidi – Thanks for the tip! I’ll definitely keep it in mind the next time I’m out that way.