Hello, Cupcake! has a very cute shop tucked in between an arty shop (BKB) and Hot Rod Hot Dogs on Pacific Ave in Tacoma. They have cute cupcake ornaments, Cakespy artwork, licorice pigs and lots of Hammond’s candies for sale. They also have cupcakes!
The flavors available were pretty standard: vanilla/vanilla, chocolate/chocolate with sprinkles, mocha with coffee icing, red velvet, carrot, and vanilla/chocolate (both ways). I chose the chocolate with vanilla icing which was extremely cute and topped with a little sugar flower. You’ll have to trust me on this. I apparently deleted all my photos. Oops! (Their website has lots, so check them out.)
I was worried about the moistness of the cupcake when it started crumbling when I pulled off the liner. The icing was standard (American, I assume) butter cream: very sweet with not much flavor other than “sugary”. The cake was dry and not very heavy on chocolate-y-ness. The combination resulted in a slight bitterness. I needed a chaser to get the taste out of my mouth. Darnit! My soda was dry!
My rating: ♥. I might try again if I’m in the area if I were hungry. I’d probably end up getting a veggie dog next door instead.
2 thoughts on “A cupcake from Hello Cupcake in Tacoma, Wa”
I have the same review of Hello, Cupcake! I went there when it first opened and again yesterday… and both times…. dry and not too impressed.
I think because it’s one of the only cupcake shops in the south end that people don’t really have anything to compare it to (ie Trophy Cupcakes, Cupcake Royale, etc etc).
It’s unfortunate too…. cause I think they could do a lot better if they weren’t so dry and came up with some more unique flavors!
🙂 Great review… love your blog!
❤ Betsy – JavaCupcake.com
I just read your review of Indulge Cupcakes in Sumner. They were on my list for our trip, but we got a late start due to a plumbing issue and I had to cut out a stop. I wish I had bypassed Hello, Cupcake! instead.
Thanks for reading. I just became your fan on Facebook, so I’ll see what you’re up to when you get back to blogging.
Hope you have a great visit with your hubby!