On January 12, 2011, I visited the Sugar Cupcakery in Milford, Ohio. Having seen these young ladies on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”, my expectations were high. Though I had read conflicting reviews by others about the quality of their cupcakes, I went in with an open mind.
The shop itself sits on Main Street in Old Downtown Milford. Lots of street traffic which should make it a great location for any business on the street. The decor of the shop is clean and contemporary throughout. The space was comfortable, yet not someplace I would spend a lot of time. Cupcakes, both regular size and mini’s were displayed in a simple glass case.
My selections for the day were the chocolate truffle and white chocolate chili mini cupcakes. Others who had tried Sugar Cupcakery’s cupcakes in the past had said they were “Dry, dry dry”. This was not something I wanted to hear from a business that produces one item, cupcakes. Happily, the two varieties I tried were moist and flavorful. The buttercreme icings were smooth and delicious! Were they something that I would make a half hour trip to get again, probably not.
One issue I did have was that they seemed to have some sort witches brew working in the kitchen in the back that permeated the air with an acidic odor that even the employee at the counter was complaining about. This odor not only sat thick in the air of the shop, but it followed me home as all my clothing now reeked of the sharp smell. Not the most fond memory, especially since I now have to have my overcoat dry cleaned. I learned that the smell was from a base they cook for use in one of their frostings. Ladies, do this after hours with the windows and doors open, or at least warn customers to enter at their own risk.