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Cupcake Tour of America – Ohio

It was by chance that hubby and I stumbled upon Babycakes in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. On the way back from the gym we popped in to sample the cakes, but alas, the latest batch were only just out of the oven. We were told to come back in 20 minutes or so. Of course we returned, and placed our order. We chose three of the four flavours available – red velvet, chocolate and coconut.

We weren’t disappointed. Fresh, moist and tasty. My only complaint was the texture was so fine that they were a bit crumbly. You can’t beat fresh cupcakes though! Babycakes’ web site seems to be unavailable, however you can find their contact details here.

Katie’s cupcake tour of America rating – 4/5 

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Cupcake Tour of America – San Diego part 2

I’d all but given up on finding a cupcake shop in San Diego (I’m sure they exist, we just didn’t have the time), until on our last night I spied red velvet cupcake on the menu of the restaurant we were at – Claim Jumper. Yay! I ordered one to take home. The container squashed the pretty icing, but who was I to complain!
I tucked into the cupcake late that night, but I was sadly disappointed. It was dense and oily, without much flavour. The red wasn’t as brilliant as the artificially-coloured recipe I use, which would have been OK if the texture was “velvety”. If that cupcake had been my introduction to red velvet I would have decided I didn’t like it, and probably never tried to bake it myself. Lucky that wasn’t the case!

Katie’s cupcake tour of America rating – 1/5

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Cupcake Tour of America – San Diego

We spent a week in San Diego so hubby and his friend Dave could hang out with Tiger and Rocco. My time there was spent with Dave’s wife Jackie and their two adorable kids. Jackie showed me the sights of San Diego including Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo. But of course what I was interested in was cupcakes!

Jackie didn’t know of a bakery specialising in cupcakes in the area, but she did take me somewhere just as good – Extraordinary Desserts.Quite simply, this is the way dessert should be done – rich, fancy, decadent and pretty! Of course that comes at a price, cake by the piece is about $8. The slices did not disappoint. Four-year-old Samantha give her stamp of approval to the Au Chocolat, I chose Extraordinary Carrot Cake which was more like hummingbird but very good and Jackie chose a pretty looking cake featuring guava. View a PDF menu here.

Katie’s cupcake tour of America rating – 4/5

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