So when I was in Las Vegas I had to check out at least one cupcake joint. We were staying at the MGM Grand and I saw that there was a cupcake place called The Cupcakery in the Monte Carlo. That Casino wasn’t too far away from where we were going that night so we decided to check it out. You know I’m always down to try out a cupcake. Since it wasn’t Mr. Curly Fry and I taste testing cupcakes, my friend and I only got two. Yes, I was sad about that but my friend isn’t into cupcakes like I am.
I have to say that I wasn’t really all that impressed with the choices of flavors. I thought for “…the best little cupcakes in Vegas!” that they didn’t have enough of a selection. Now, we went on a Monday evening, so maybe they sold out of a lot of flavors? I don’t know. Maybe I should give them the benefit of the doubt? So I guess I wasn’t too bummed to only try two flavors since there really weren’t all that many that I wanted to try.
I’m a huge fan of Peanut Butter…so that’s up first.
Well where do I start? I was really looking forward to this one and I have to say I was let down. The cake wasn’t moist at all. It had a bit of chocolate flavor but it wasn’t as rich as I was hoping for. It pretty much became a crumbled mess, and I’m definitely not a fan of that. The Peanut Butter frosting was anything but fluffy. It was actually quite hard. It almost tasted like a cream cheese peanut butter frosting to me… you know cream cheese frostings kind of firm up a bit? I also didn’t think there was quite enough peanut butter in there, but that was the least of my concerns.The biggest disappointment though was that it wasn’t fluffy. Who likes a hard icing? Definitely not me. So I have to say this was a let down.
My friend picked out this flavor. I was just kind of “eh” on trying it because it’s so basic, but it actually turned out to be better than the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup one. The soft, vanilla cake was definitely moister than the chocolate cupcake that we had already tried, and it had a much better consistency. The chocolate buttercream wasn’t bad – it tasted more along the lines of the frosting in a jar than true buttercream. It was kind of thick and heavy if you know what I mean. So I really can’t complain about that. It just wasn’t light and fluffy like I was anticipating.
So overall I would have to say that I wouldn’t run back to The Cupcakery for cupcakes on my next trip to Vegas. I’d rather go to Serendipity 3 for a Frrrozen Oreo Hot Chocolate or Jean-Phillippe Patisserie in the Bellagio for some Gelato or other desserts.
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109