I was pleasantly surprised with the cupcakes that I purchased from Half Baked. I was a little worried when I entered the shop to find it sparsely decorated & the cupcake cases half full. I was expecting more sparkle, frills & bling as far as decorations go. I was also expecting the cupcake cases to be more elaborate & full of cupcakes. Instead it was just a plain shop with a few cupcakes display cases and a few tiny indoor patio sets. There is also a patio set outside on the sidewalk. If I didn't know better, I would have thought this shop had just opened this week. However, according to their website, they have been open for over a year.
The cupcake selection changes with the day of the week. I had a coupon for "buy 2, get 1 free". So, I chose the wedding cake, chocolate Oreo & plain Jane vanilla. Other options today included strawberry lemonade, hummingbird, orange creamsicle, half baked (chocolate OR vanilla), chocolate salted caramel, chocolate peanut butter & plain Jane chocolate. In addition to the cupcakes, I saw some cookies on the countertop. I believe there was chocolate chip & macaroon. Cupcakes are $2.50 each. So, with my coupon, I paid $5.00 for 3 cupcakes. They were packaged neatly in a clear plastic container. The staff was really friendly & explained their rewards punch card to me. She also gave me a copy of the menu.
Overall, I had a great visit with Half Baked. The staff was friendly. Service was fast. The shop seemed clean. The prices were OK, especially with the coupon! The atmosphere is OK, but I think it could use a little more bells & whistles. Most importantly, the cupcakes were GREAT. They were so moist & delicious. Serving size was average (not tiny, but not huge). They were not overly sweet. They had the perfect amount of icing on them. I can't stand it when you buy a cupcake and it is nothing more than a dried out piece of cake with a huge glob of overly sweet hard icing plopped on top! NOT here!! This was such a pleasant surprise. I loved the wedding cake flavor. It is an almond vanilla cake. You can get it with or without raspberry filling. I got it with the filling & thought it was heavenly! My husband liked his chocolate Oreo, but agreed that mine was better! The kids liked their plain Jane vanilla with chocolate frosting & sprinkles. I tasted it & thought the chocolate frosting was yummy. Hands down, one of the best cupcakes we have ever purchased from a bakery. I would recommend & will be back.
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