This weekend in Portland was a delightful whirlwind of sugar and fat. We ate our way through this fantastic city. Given that we live only five hours away from Portland, I’m not sure why we’re not there more often but I plan to remedy that in the upcoming year. The cupcakes in that city are delicious!
Check out the video. Could you imagine a more happening place? Copious amounts of sugar plus good music equals one great atmosphere. And, they give back to the community by donating leftovers to a homeless shelter. How sweet is that?
We got a four-pack of mini cupcakes, including their Peanut Butter & Jelly mini (which my Father proclaimed “Delicious!”) and two large, filling-filled cupcakes. Hubby bought The Pearl, a vanilla on vanilla filled with vanilla cupcake and no surprise, I picked the Velvet Painting.
Yes, this was as good as it looked. The Velvet Painting rivals the Cupcake Royale Red Velvet. The cake was moist and the filling added an exotic touch. The frosting was just the right foil to the delightful little morsel. Cupcake Jones makes some good cupcakes.
My Mom didn’t agree. She tasted the Vanilla Pearl and pronounced the cake “dry.” I disagree as does my dear husband but truth in writing demands the good as well as the bad. If Mom had just met the owners, I’m betting she would have a different opinion.
If you’re in Portland, be sure to stop by Cupcake Jones. You won’t be sorry.