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Whelp, my “spring break” is over. It’s not like I had off from work, or went anywhere, but I figured you all might be sick of seeing pink and red valentine’s day treats, so I took the week “off” from blogging too heavily to enjoy the time with my boyfriend. That’s not to say I didn’t spend hours in the kitchen preparing for the rest of the month! I have so many exciting things to share, I can’t wait! I mean seriously, I missed you guys.
I am continuing my Foodie Finds with a visit to Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver. I was recently in downtown Denver for work (my first time to downtown!) and did a little research on bakeries in the area. I saw on Yelp that there was a Gigi’s Cupcake location only a mile away!
On my last day in Denver I drove down to the shop to pick up some cupcakes for “research”. I first came across Gigi’s Cupcakes on the internet, and was drooling over their sky high frosting and wide variety of flavors. Check out their website, they have a very impressive list of flavors!
I always try to take as many photos as I can without seeming like a totally weirdo. It’s easier when other people are not in the store! Gigi’s Cupcakes in Denver also has a cupcake kiosk somewhere on the 16th Street Mall and they have a mobile cupcake truck! I asked a few question about where to find it, but we were headed for the mountain, so not such luck on that one!
I resisted my cupcake craving for a full two hours and waited to enjoy these until we got to the hotel in Frisco. I even saved a bite of each for my little brother who drove up later that night.
The French Toast was my favorite! I actually called the bakery a week later to ask them about this flavor since it wasn’t a part of the normal menu; It is a flavor that is specially offered in the Denver location. The maple smell was literally calling my name through the box. It is a french toast cake topped with maple buttercream and sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar. I fell so in love with this that I am attempting to recreate one of my own.
Vanilla Wedding Cake- I thought it best to try a traditional vanilla cupcake. This is a white cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and rolled in white nonpareils. It was airy, light and smooth in my mouth.
Midnight Magic Chocolate is a dark chocolate cake with dark chocolate chips topped with chocolate buttercream. The chocolate cupcake alone was pretty insane. It was moist, crumbly and smelled like heaven. Chocolate is my boyfriend’s favorite, so this one was mandatory.
Chocolate Salted Caramel- This flavor is not a normal one for me. I am not a huge salted caramel fan, but I thought it was important to taste one so that when I make it at home, I can make sure it is up to par. This cupcake is a dark chocolate cupcake filled with caramel and topped with caramel frosting, ganache and a pinch of sea salt. This was the same chocolate cupcake as the Midnight Magic, so I automatically thought it was pretty good.
I am so glad to have visited such an impressive bakery. Next time I am in Denver, I really want to find their cupcake truck! If you are in the 16th Street Mall area, either find the kiosk or take a short cab ride to their bakery location!