Cupcakes have become a popular fixture to the Puget Sound area. A Google Maps search for “cupcakes in Seattle, WA” will yield about a dozen cupcake shop locations.
Cupcake Royale in Seattle calls itself the “original neighborhood cupcake bakery” and has been baking old-fashioned cupcakes since 2003. Trophy Cupcakes and Party opened in February 2007 in Seattle’s Wallingford district and just today opened a second location in University Village.
Hello, Cupcake opened in downtown Tacoma a few summers ago, and Tacoma’s Proctor district will soon have its own cupcake shop. Puyallup has Indulge Cupcakes, which opened early last year. In Olympia, you can decorate a cupcake with sprinkles of your own choosing at Sprinkles Edible Art.
I like to look at cupcakes as delicious little works of art. The tiny cakes and their colorful toppings are especially fun to photograph in natural light. I recently celebrated my 24th birthday, and lucky for me my friends are well aware of my love for cupcakes! My friend Grace, who lives in downtown Olympia, treated me to a cupcake at Sprinkles Edible Art:
Ian surprised me a few days later with a selection of beauties from Hello, Cupcake. They definitely don’t skimp on the frosting! He completed the surprise with cute candles:
There are plenty of other cupcake parlors in Seattle that I didn’t list in this post, and I have yet to try Trophy Cupcakes, but that gives me the perfect excuse to take a cupcake field trip. I’ll be sure to share the photos (that is, if I can snap them before I gorge myself)!
What’s your favorite cupcake shop? Cupcake flavor? Gobs of frosting or none at all?
Sprinkles Edible Art, 316 Capitol Way N., Olympia
Hello, Cupcake, 1740 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma