Cupcake madness in Dallas!

I am a free spirit.  Let’s just get that out on the table.  So when I set out to find the very best cupcake in Dallas, I was going to let chance and fate decide what the name of my blog would be.  Feeling nutty, I decided to push seek on the radio and no matter what the radio fell upon, THAT song title was what the name of this blog would be with “with cupcakes” at the end of it.  Yeah, so do you really know a song called, “Cupcake madness in Dallas?”  Me either.  The not-gonna-happen song I fell upon?  “My humps,” by the Black Eyed Peas.

Ok, so I’m not such a free spirit after all.  I guess this is why none of my kids are named “Keyring” or anything spontaneous like that!

I went to 4 different bakeries & asked for their best seller.  Every single one said, “Red Velvet.”  I was originally going to go to 5, but found out along the way that the last one had closed.  So the remaining 4 that I went to were:Sprinkles, Society, Cupcakery, and Velvet (North Dallas near 121).  I (along with my 3 kids) decided to have a very fair, BLINDFOLDED taste test.  Here are the results!

1.  Sprinkles
Located at 4020 Villanova Drive (off Dallas Tollway & Southwest Highway) Dallas
Sorry all of you Sprinkles haters.  This one won hands down with 3/4 of us picking it as our favorite. McKenzie (our eldest), and Andrew (our middle), and I loved this one the most. Remember, this was a blindfolded taste test.  It just is THAT good.  The trifecta.  Quality ingredients, moisture, and good icing-to-cake ratio.  Plain and simple.  It has all 3.  Not to mention, the branding is just so cute and trendy!  I have to say I loved the fact that they put a Texas Rangers “T” on the Red Velvets today for their win over Detroit last night. Awesome support!
Staff was extremely friendly, store was cute and trendy & cupcake was delicious! A+

2.  Society
Located at 3426 Greenville Ave (just 4-5 miles from Sprinkles off 75) Dallas
Our little squirt, Bodee, loved this one the most and the only reason I give it a “B” for Bodee!  I have to say although I did not enjoy this cupcake, I did LOVE their Bread Pudding Whoopie.  If you like bread pudding, I strongly recommend getting one at Society Bakery.  Ellen Degeneres gave them the “Best cupcake” award I think…I just don’t see it Ellen.  She must have been channeling Dori because she was confused maybe?  🙂
No taste, and the icing was strange.  Another thing is when I was lining the cupcakes up to take pics, this cupcake was like the screaming 18 month old that hadn’t had his nap.  It just did not cooperate.  It kept falling over, and it was so lopsided that I couldn’t put it anywhere for a good pic.  I know, I know, you’re supposed to eat it, not take pics of it.  All I’m saying is I would rather take pics of this one. :-/

Staff was friendly, store was not what I expected.  This looked and felt like your typical mom & pop bakery with no thrills.  Just a typical bakery store front.  Parking is not very convenient either. B-

3.  Velvet
Located at 8240 Preston Road (corner of Preston & 121) Plano
I’ll just make it short and sweet and say this was not in our top 2.
“Too grainy, dry.”
“No flavor, yuck.”
“Just ok.”
“No, no, no.”
(Comments from us.)  So what were some positives to Velvet?
This place was one of the cutest to go in, but too bad cute doesn’t = good, quality cupcake. C+ 

4.  The Cupcakery
Located at 2222 McKinney Ave Dallas
Another that I’ll just make short and sweet – but also add that I have no clue how this bakery can be in the top 5 of favorites in the Dallas area.  Did not enjoy the texture, taste, or especially the texture of the icing. Out of all of the bakeries, this one had the most unfriendly staff.  The girl looked bothered and annoyed that I would even be in there buying cupcakes.  Very different from the other 3. What were the positives to The Cupcakery?
It was the cutest place on the inside.  A complete lounge with a TV.  Very trendy colors.  Great location.  Just bad cupcakes.