If you are looking for an extremely personal baker, you must make a stop at Holy Cow Cupcakes. Karen, owner, and I have tweeted back and forth, she’s donated cupcakes to a fundraiser (Wii Olympics) that I hosted two years ago, and she now has moved her location to less than a block from my house. We don’t really know each other on a personal level by any means, but I like to purchase from local vendors, especially when they are directly in my neighborhood.
But, for a while, I hadn’t stopped in. I had bought cupcakes multiple times from her previously, but it was because she is extremely friendly and the cupcakes are good. They weren’t great, but they were decent. But something has changed. There is a newness not only to the store, but I am changing my mind and shifting good to delicious. This could be dangerous due to the proximity of my house.
Why the change? Well, I always thought the frosting was good, but the cupcakes tended to be dry at times. It wasn’t consistent enough for me. But now, things are different. In the best way possible.
After dining at Scratch Truck the other day, I made my way inside for the best cupcake to come out of that shop. The pumpkin spice. It is tender and delicious. Holding the right amount of spice in the pumpkin cake and a creamy, not overly sweet cinnamon spice cream cheese frosting. I have to admit, it didn’t take me long to eat this one. And I now have to admit I’ve gone back multiple times for more.
It gets worse. And by worse, I obviously mean better. I bought a cinnamon roll that day too. I ate it for dessert that evening – it was one of the best I’ve had. No photos of it for you, but I encourage you to buy one if they are available – which is not daily. Both times I went back for pumpkin spice, I also went back for cinnamon rolls, but left only with pumpkin spice. I’ll keep
stalking looking until I get another one in my hands. And I probably won’t share that one like I did the first time with hubs (no offense hubs…I’m just sayin’).
Holy Cow Cupcakes * 61 West City Center Drive * Carmel, 46032 * 317.571.1500