Southern Sundays: Cakehead Bakeshop

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I went out to Spartanburg the other day to do some Christmas shopping with my sister.  While we were out running around town, I told her to take me to a bakery where I could pick up a cupcake for our cousin who was having a birthday that day.  Downtown Spartanburg on Main Street, there is this really cute bookstore and coffee shop called Hub City Bookshop and Little River Roasting Company.  In the back of the coffee shop is this adorable bakery called Cakehead Bakeshop.  It was so cute and fun and eclectic.  It felt like some of the bakeries I’ve seen in the neighborhoods of New York City.  The whole building is a place where I could hang out for hours upon hours.  Grab a book, a hot tea or coffee, a cupcake…they’d probably have to ask me to leave by closing time.

Getting back to Cakehead Bakeshop, they had a huge list of the different kinds of cakes and cupcakes they made.  One of the ones that they had in the case was called Sprinkles N Cream.  It was a white cake with vanilla icing and sprinkles.  I thought this was perfect for Catie for her birthday so I bought one for her and well, I had to try one too!  I couldn’t just rely on the opinion of someone else to give you all a review, so I took one for the team.  It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.  I’ve had my fair share of cupcakes in my time, I have to admit.  Some cupcakes that I’ve had are too light and fluffy when they’re topped with buttercream.  A light and fluffy cupcake is nothing to shake your head at, it’s just that the cake part needs to stand up to the icing that you’re putting on it.  Light cupcakes need fluffier icing.  Denser cupcakes can handle a big dollop of heavier icing.  This is what I loved about the Cakehead cupcake.  The cake part was really dense and had a subtle almond flavor to it which balanced out perfectly with thick vanilla buttercream icing.  There wasn’t anything about this cupcake that wasn’t absolutely delicious.  Needless to say, the next time I have a need for a cupcake, or cake for that matter, I’ll be heading over to Spartanburg to pick one of these little puppies up.  If you’re in the area, stop by and try one for yourself.  You’ll be making a return trip too.
Here’s some info on Cakehead…

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