I was pleased to see two new cupcake have contenders joined the fray here in Oakland County.
Just Baked, which originated in Livonia, opened its fourth location off of Woodward in Royal Oak at 14 Mile. There are no miniature sizes here, just a great balance between cake and icing. I stopped in for a taste-test and fell immediately for the Lemon cupcake, topped with just the right amount of lemon marshmallow buttercream. Chocolate-lovers are sure to feel like a kid again after biting into a Chocolate Malt. It combines a rich chocolate malt cake with a decadent maraschino cherry buttercream frosting.
Very soon, we’ll also welcome Cup.Cake, taking over the space at 3202 Crooks in Royal Oak. Judging simply by photos on their already-hopping Facebook fan page, early test recipes reveal a menu that includes Banana Whoopie Pies and Vegan-friendly choices. I can’t wait to see what brother-and-sister owners Eva Watt and Leon Ochoa have in store.
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