Last weekend we went over our friend’s for a small dinner party. I wanted to bring something in addition to wine, so earlier that day we went to Tremont for some treats at A Cookie & a Cupcake (plus some quick shopping/browsing at Banyan Tree).
I was so excited to finally check out this bakery. I’ve been a fan of Wendy Thompson from her days at Dante and knew this place would be sinfully good. Their shop, which she co-owns with Syndee Klingenberg, is tiny but filled with big aromas of all things sweet and decadent. The shop is easy to find, just look for the one-of-a-kind, beautifully decorated cakes in the window.
There are 12 cupcakes available daily, each at $2.50. I selected a mix of German chocolate, espresso, apple, carrot, PB lovers (chocolate cake with peanut butter crunch, similar to Wendy’s one dessert we loved at Dante) and lemon.
The cakes aren’t the only things that are impressively decorated. Each cupcake is a little work of art. It has to be quite time consuming to assemble and decorate all these tiny cakes. Their effort pays off because these cupcakes tasted as good as they looked.
I tried the lemon with raspberry filling and butter cream. It was very good and surprisingly, not as sweet as I anticipated, although I still didn’t eat all the butter cream, it was almost too much. I also tried a bite of the PB lover and sure enough, that was another winner.
In fact, there were smiles all around the dinner table.