Friday, May 28, 2010

Cupcake Royale | Seattle, WA

Do you believe in serendipity (a.k.a. "happy accidents)? Let me paint the picture … One early evening, we were walking with my wife's cousin and her husband through Seattle's Capitol Hill district, which is known for its art, theater, music, and unique eateries. Before too long, we stumbled upon a stream of people who were going in and out of a quaint storefront on E. Pike Street. Looking through the glass window, we were instantly hypnotized by the frosted gems behind the counter. Next thing we knew, we took our first steps inside Cupcake Royale, home to the city's "best sugary confection with a conscious" according to Edible Seattle and Pacific NW Magazine.

Boasting a varied menu of chocolate and vanilla cakes and three specialty cakes, Cupcake Royale makes its products from local ingredients, and does so while singing the praises of recycle and reuse. For example, they only use packaging and serving materials that are biodegradable and use an alternative bio-diesel fuel to make their delivery van go. I know what you're thinking, who cares? Tell us more about the cupcakes! During our visit, we tried the lemon drop, the coconut bunny, and the salted caramel. But there are so much more including the red velvet, the royale with cheese, and the peppermint party. Each one is moist, slightly crumbly, and delicate to the taste, meaning that the flavors are not overwhelming. Kudos to owner Jody Hall and her staff for not only making a cupcake "that grandma used to," but also doing it in a way "to help the world be a better place."

Cupcake Royale
1111 E. Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98112

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