Monday, November 15, 2010

Cupcakery Review: Celebrity Cupcakes in Rice Village

This past weekend my sister, Jesse, came to visit Houston! I was pretty excited because the last time she visited I was new to Houston and hadn't really gotten to know my way around yet. Also, she was underage then so our activities were restricted to under 21 festivities. For our first activity I decided to take her on a cupcake tour of Houston. First, because we both share an interest in baking and therefore bakeries and the phenomenon that is cupcakes. Second, because I wanted to make sure I knew where the best cupcakes in Houston were! Our first stop was at Celebrity Cupcakes in Rice Village. This was my first time visiting so I was pretty excited. The store was extremely small but adorable. I ordered a pumpkin cupcake and a southern red velvet mini. Jesse got a southern red velvet cupcake and a lemon mini.

My cupcakes were definitely good. The pumpkin was strong and topped with cream cheese icing, my fave. The red velvet was paired with what I think was swiss meringue buttercream instead of the usual cream cheese and was pretty good as well (I prefer the traditional topping). Jesse also liked the lemon, but the minis were, by their nature, a little dry. It's really hard to avoid that (in my personal experience) so not complaints there. I think the pumpkin was a bit dense like a muffin but over all I'd say Celebrity gets a B+. I'd like to see more variety to get a better review.

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