Peanut butter & lemon coconut mini cupcakes – Sweetly Baked

Peanut butter & lemon coconut mini cupcakes - Sweetly Baked
Sweetly Baked, Salem OR

We went up to Salem to see the solar eclipse in August and ended up seeing it from Coria Estates Winery. Sweetly Baked was giving out free mini cupcakes to the guests, and they had a variety of flavors to choose from. These cupcakes were pretty tasty and super moist. Noms!


Assorted babycakes – Cupcake Royale

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
Vanilla and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and seasonal maple flavor.
Cupcake Royale, Seattle WA

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
These little babycakes are cute, but they’re definitely not as good as their normal sized cupcakes. While the flavors were there, they were kinda dry and lifeless. I bought these for my niece’s birthday and the kids seemed to enjoy them nevertheless.

Red velvet cupcake – Susiecakes

Red velvet cupcake Susiecakes Bakery

This is one of Susie’s signature “frosting filled” cupcakes, in one of their most popular flavors. And yes, that indentation on top is intentional, all of the cupcakes had them (personally, not a fan). Something else that I wasn’t impressed with was that they throw these cupcakes into a paper bag for you to take home. Needless to say, my cupcake was smashed on the sides when I got home. Who wants to eat an ugly cupcake, am I right!? I tried patching it, but it still looked sad and defeated. Even Mission Minis boxes their tiny morsels for take-home. The red “sprinkles” on top are actually red velvet cake crumbs. This cupcake was OK. Perhaps a frosting overload with it both on top and inside, and I couldn’t get over the smashed look to it.  $3
SusieCakes Bakery, San Francisco

Ruby red velvet & cinnamon horchata cupcakes – Mission Minis

Red velvet cinnamon horchata cupcakes Mission Minis
Red velvet buttermilk cake with classic cream cheese frosting topped with red sprinkles.  Mexican rice milk cake with classic cream cheese frosting topped with freshly ground cinnamon. $1 each
Mission Minis, San Francisco CA

These mini cupcakes are SO cute!  I’ve purchased dozens of these delicious treats to serve at parties and everyone enjoys them a lot.  The staff is really friendly and it’s super easy to place and pick up orders.  Mission Minis has a variety of flavors to choose from and you can even request custom flavors.  At $1 per cupcake, I think they are a perfect treat.  Sometimes they even offer discounted deals through Groupon and other deal websites.