There’s a new cupcake shop in West Seattle! (Editor’s note: I didn’t realize that I never published this post…not so new anymore…and not in my neighborhood.)
Stuffed Cakes is located on 35th Ave SW between Henderson and Barton. It’s conveniently located between a new fish and chips shop (West Seattle Fish House) and a coffee shop. It is also blessed with 3 parking spaces out front (one of them for loading/unloading), so it seems like it will be easy to stop in and see what’s available.
I stopped in yesterday (for their soft opening) and picked up a few cupcakes. Hopefully when they get busier, they will have a larger selection. Right now, they are just selling whatever flavors they may have had a special order for. There were 3 choices available and I bought one of each: a gluten free Mexican Chocolate, an Orange Dream, and Nothing Rhymes with Orange.
I wouldn’t have known this cupcake was gluten free if I hadn’t been told. (Actually, I forgot which one the owner said was gluten free and had to call back and ask!). The chocolate cake was fluffy and moist with just a hint of cayenne. The chocolate could have been a little bit stronger, but I could have eaten the cake by itself. The icing had a distinct cinnamon flavor which wasn’t overpowering and it was light and not overly sweet. I would go back for this cake again!
This cupcake wasn’t my favorite, but it was good. I don’t really care for the orange/vanilla combination, but that’s a personal preference. Mr Shuck really liked it. The tie-dye styled icing was attractive and was definitely orange flavored. The cake was moist and had a nice texture.
This cake was essentially the same as the other orange, with the addition of bittersweet chocolate ganache in the center. I would have been happier with a little more ganache (Who doesn’t love more chocolate?!). I think Mr Shuck would ask for one again.
I’m excited about this new shop in my neighborhood. It’s a plus that it’s on the right-hand side of the road on my trip from home to Target. There is a little strip for parking. AND most importantly: They have really good cupcakes!