Monday, May 9, 2011

Sweetest Thing Cupcakes

We had spring break the last week of March. Which means that the best time to write about it would be... the second week of May! We stayed home and tried to do some short day trips or outings. One of our outings was to Sweetest Thing Cupcakes in Newberg.

"Sweetest Thing" is located in a beautiful restored Craftsman house in Oregon Wine Country (which locale would be much more exciting if I drank wine, but I don't). Luckily, however, I do eat cupcakes, of which they have many great varieties. There are several flavors of cupcakes that are available daily, but my favorites are the daily specials. They have fun flavors such as Fluffernutter (Peanut butter cake filled with peanut butter cream topped with toasted marshmallow frosting) or The Cowboy (chocolate cake filled with peanut butter topped with chocolate ganache). They also have really great scones or muffins and raspberry thumbprint cookies (a personal weakness). They even have a gluten-free menu for those with dietary restrictions.

On this trip, for the first time they had "Cake Pops," so we had to try those. They are balls made of cake crumbs and frosting that are dipped in chocolate-- and put on a stick for ease of eating. The kids really liked these and while they were really cute and yummy, for my money, I'd rather just get a cupcake or cookie.
If you have a cupcake craving but don't want to go all the way to Newberg, they have a stand in Bridgeport Village across from the movie theaters. The cupcakes taste just as good, even without the cute Tiffany-colored area to eat in. 
The dining area at the Newberg location.
I am really picky about cake or cupcakes. Cake is one of those things that is just not worth the calories for me unless it is REALLY good. But Sweetest Thing is one of those places that's worth it.

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