We sampled cupcakes this week for our latest Take Three. We all love the top of the cupcake, but when I get to the bottom, it seems like wasting calories to eat the dry cake. I was hoping to find cupcake to enjoy all the way through.
Coming in at Number Three: Honeypie Cafe, 2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – open seven days a week.
Honeypie is a small restaurant/bakery in the Bay View section of Milwaukee.
Honeypie has a glass case with baked goods and there were about six flavors of cupcakes. We chose the Chocolate Strawberry and the Mexican Chocolate.
The chocolate strawberry was moist with a strawberry center. I wasn’t in love with the strawberry filling, but others liked it. The chocolate cake was missing the density that I craved. Unfortunately, the Mexican Chocolate must have been sitting for a few days because the part of the top that was unfrosted was hard.
Coming in at Number Two: SweetEats Bakery and Cafe, 2700 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin
SweetEats is a stand-alone location that offers the largest selection of cupcakes of any of the places we visited. Although the cupcakes were slightly smaller, they were the most reasonably priced of the three places.
There are a couple tables inside, but I suspect most people get their baked goods or food to go.
We ordered the Better than Hoho cupcake, the Banana Cream Cheese Cupcake (not pictured) and the Peanut Butter Puff.
I loved the Better than Hoho and the Banana Cream Cheese cupcakes. First, the light but sweet frosting was perfect for the Better than Hoho. Like a Hoho, the cupcake was filled in the middle with frosting. The banana cake cupcake tasted exactly like banana bread. This would be my flavor choice for cupcakes. The only thing I wished was that the bottom cake had a tad more moisture and density. This is why SweetEats did not come in at No.1.
Pictured, Peanut Butter Puff and Better than HoHo
Coming in at number one….
The Buzz Cafe, 5621 6th Avenue, Kenosha
This restaurant/bakery/coffee shop/beer seller was HOPPING! I have no idea how these people even knew about the place because the signage was non-existent.
The Buzz does not offer a wide assortment of cupcakes. When I visited, there were only two available; the Red Hot Chocolate Chili Cupcake and the Pink Velvet Champagne Cupcake. The Red Hot Chocolate Chili cupcake is not for everyone, myself included. I don’t like cinnamon red hots. The Pink Champagne was nice, but probably wouldn’t have been my choice if there was another flavor.
The reason the Buzz Cafe is our winner is that the cake part is dense, moist and had a perfect texture. Everyone that tried it agreed: We may not love the flavor, but the cake part is great. The Red Hot cupcake was freshly made and the pink velvet champagne was a few days old, however both cakes tasted equally as fresh. I just wished they would offer an everyday common flavor in addition their new interesting flavors. They seem to post the available cupcakes on their Facebook page if you want to check it out.
Whomever makes the cupcakes at the Buzz Cafe is doing something right, but the flavor selection is limited. If you are getting cupcakes for the office or a party, Sweet Eats is the place to go.