Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Katie's Cupcakes



So next time you're in Bellingham—say for for an author event at Village Books—you should definitely take the time to stop at Katie's Cupcakes.



Located in Historic Fairhaven—which earns extra points—Katie's Cupcakes is a little cupcake-focused bakery with cookies, looseleaf tea and coffee. It's super cute from its polkadot cups and plates to its chalkboard menu.



The cupcakes are light and fluffy, as the cake is moist without being too heavy. The icing is perfect! While it's a wonderful buttercream, it's not too sweet... so you find yourself easily able to eat the cupcake without your teeth aching. They also have half-sized cupcakes, which are brilliant. I had a Cookies & Cream which was a chocolate cake with icing with little bits of cookie in it and half an Oero cookie on top.


It's so bright and sunny inside that it won't matter what the weather is like outside. Sit and have one of their five always featured flavors or try one of the special offerings that rotate throughout the week. (I want to know what an Irish Car Bomb Cupcake tastes like...)



There's beautiful local art hanging, and it's for sale if you have a few hundred dollars and an empty feature wall in your home. In April they have a cupcake eating contest.



You can always take cupcakes home with you, too.



I've been to a few cupcake places, but this is the first one that embraces the cute. It's a sweet wonderful place that any Loligoth should want to want visit, because it's genuine. No pretention or imitation. It's one of the few American Cute spaces I've encountered. You've got to check it out.

8 comments:

Ethanael said...

Good thing you said half-sized and not baby. Eating babies, even if they are cupcakes, is bad.

Sarah K said...

An Irish Car Bomb cupcake would, I assume, be made with Guiness and Irish Cream. Super tasty!

Chandra Rooney said...

Chocolate with Irish Cream icing?

Jessica Kennedy said...

Looks yummy! An oh, so cute!

John Evans said...

Man, that shop looks awesome. If I ever get to the West Coast, I'll check it out...

Chandra Rooney said...

That's it, you know, Katie's is the first one I've been in that hasn't been afraid to embrace the cute. But it strikes that balance where it isn't trying too hard.

I don't have a picture of the bathroom, but it had little trees and birds on the walls.

Rachel said...

I love Fairhaven. I really do.

Chandra Rooney said...

I think I have other pictures of Fairhaven to post, I just haven't gotten them ready yet.