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.