Thursday, February 17, 2011
Well worth the Wait (and the weight!)
I feel like I am always apologizing for not writing. Here I am again, looking at my last post..5 months ago, and so much has changed in those past five months. Verizon finally got the iPhone, Egypt’s president finally stepped down, there is going to be another Royal Wedding (why are we so damn fascinated by that, anyway?) and Bel Air FINALLY has a Cupcake Shop.
Flavor Cupcakery finally opened in December in the convenient area of Tollgate Road and Boulton Street (118 North Tollgate Road). After months of delivering cupcakes to local area coffee shops, Flavor Cupcakery took the plunge and opened up a storefront.
Of course I went on opening day to wish them good luck and bring some treats home for the family. The shop sits between a take out chinese restaurant and Fritzies Deli, right across from the Bel Air Athletic Center. So, after I have burned 500+ calories during a workout, I can pass by and pick up my portion controlled cupcake without the guilt. Right? Don’t judge me!
Flavor offers tons of flavors. They rotate 4 flavors daily in addition to a classic nine flavors. The classics offered daily include Vanilla, Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Vanilla, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel and Cookies 'n Cream. A gluten free option is also available daily. Milk, coffee and tea is also available to purchase.
When you walk into the shop, you are immediately charmed by the cuteness of it. A display of cupcake merchandise (aprons, T-shirts, notepads etc.) are available to browse and purchase while you wait to order your sweets. The cupcakes sit behind a beautiful bakery counter on silver cake stands, lined up like jewels, making the decision of what to get really hard. I have tried almost all the flavors to date (all research related, of course!) I have some stand out favorites including Maple Bacon, Key Lime, Creamsicle, Salted Caramel (My 7 year old’s favorite, what can I say, she has an advanced palate) and Red Velvet.
photo by Mark Rosica
Check out their website for all their additional flavors, cupcake accessories and pricing. They do gorgeous specialty cupcake displays for parties, showers, and corporate events. Also, give them a “like” on Facebook. You will get daily notifications of their flavors of the day and mouth watering photos from happy customers!
I wish Flavor Cupcakery tons of success! It’s about time that Harford County has gotten on board with what is hip and happening!
Flavor is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-6, and Sunday from 10-2. They are closed Mondays.