Why should you love Jubilee Cupcakes in Tacoma? Well, as I learned on a recent visit, there are plenty of reasons--but I'll just share a few of my favorite things about the sweet new establishment, which specializes in cupcakes and vintage candy.
The Elvis: A hunka hunka burnin' yum, this baby is baked sans bacon, but instead is comprised of banana cake topped with a dreamy cloud of peanut butter buttercream and a chocolate leaf on top--and, surprise!--it's filled with chocolate ganache. This was a very fine cupcake indeed.
They carry CakeSpy cards and mugs!
Cookies and Cream: Their version of the popular flavor combination comes with a beehive hairdo of a buttercream swirl, and mini oreos for garnish. Cute, and with its dark-as-night, moist chocolate cake paired with aforementioned vanilla buttercream, a very sweet eating experience as well. Pictured at the top of the post.
They have chandeliers, and as everybody knows, this makes eating cupcakes a pinkies-out experience.
The frosting is generally piled quite high on the cupcakes. It might get on your nose (as proven by Mr. Spy, above). Some may say that this means there is too much frosting on the cupcakes, but these people are wrong. It means there is just enough.
Not only will you get to eat delicious cupcakes, but you will also learn some candy lore (because everyone loves a good back-story, right?). Here are some highlights:
Finally, just look at this box of deliciousness. In the dictionary, this should be the picture next to "Happiness".
See for yourself! Jubilee Cupcakes and Vintage Candy is located at 2510 North Proctor Street, Tacoma, WA; online here.