They say there's no shortening in the frosting, and I guess I have to believe them, but given how it tastes I can't see what they're doing to get such an icky taste out of good ingredients. Quite disappointing. Have tried their cupcakes three times, and all six flavors we tried were, I'm sorry, substandard. Dry or bland cake and frankly the worst frosting I've ever tasted. Would like to see them succeed in town, but they're going to need to make several improvements before I (and a bunch of people I know) will return. There are better options in TC.