I wandered in there yesterday and left feeling unimpressed and ripped off. What do you guys think? Just curious....
Cupcakes on Walnut?
I haven't tried it yet, but I'm curious to hear reviews.
Double yum for La Panaderia!! Excellent, affordable, very nice people! I am giving the cupcake place a couple of weeks before I try them so they can work out the kinks as I have heard they were dry and not exactly enchanting. I agree with this blog post, the fad of cupcakes has officially jumped the shark.
It *does* seem a little late to jump on the cupcake bandwagon -- it will be interesting to see how the place does. I agree that giving them a couple of weeks to iron out the kinks makes sense.
Expensive, yes, but so delicious! Best chocolate cupcake I've ever had!
I went on the first day. The shop is super cute. The owners seem nice. The cupcakes were drier than I would have liked.
See this post from a Champaign foodie:
This post made me want to have more cupcakes so I just went back and they were CLOSED! At 2:30 on a Wednesday. Thumbs down.
Well, the newspaper said they'd be open in the morning and in the evenings and for the bar/after-bar crowd. Mid-afternoon is probably when they need to rest.
I liked the idea...
I liked the idea and the owner until she went for image over substance. I understand that is trendy to do the cupcake bar and I at first helped to design the lighting which was very energy efficient. Then she changed her mind and with a far inferior lighting plan to save maybe $200 bucks. i still felt obliged to try her goods and support local business, so I tried her wares...That is when I realized that although it is a fun idea, the owner cares more for style than quality and in my opinion the cupcakes I had at Sweet Betsy's in Chicago were far superior in most every aspect than hers.