Gourmet cupcake bakery in Williamsburg, Virginia
Unfortunately, Williamsburg Cupcake has currently closed it’s doors for business. We wish all the best to the owners and staff.
Williamsburg Cupcake first opened as a catering business where owner Tania Slusser would make cupcakes out of her home. After the encouragement of her friends, family and customers, she decided to open up her own shop in New Town. The location is great and just steps away from the movie theater. It’s a cute little shop that is very cheery with it’s pink and brown color scheme. When you walk in, you immediately see the glass case displaying the cupcakes ready to be eaten. They are beautifully decorated which makes them hard to resist.
When we visited for the review, we tried some mini and full size cupcakes, but we were also sent home with a dozen in a pink box to try over the next couple days. I love the fact that even the take home box is a fun color. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten that many cupcakes in such a short span of time, but I certainly didn’t mind. We brought along our 3 and 1 year old daughters and they definitely didn’t mind either! Our 1 year old was especially excited. I think I heard the word “more” at least a hundred times!
I really enjoyed the cupcakes we tasted during the review. Williamsburg Cupcake has a great buttercream frosting, which is so important if you are going to sell cupcakes. There were multiple flavors built on this base and they all tasted delicious. One of the flavors built with buttercream frosting was the “Birthday Party” cupcake. When I saw it I figured it would be a little too “childish” for my taste buds, but I actually really liked it. One of the special cupcakes that day was “Strawberry Rhubarb”. I was extra excited for this one because it’s my favorite kind of pie. My mom actually makes if for me almost every year for my birthday. The rhubarb flavor was perfect in the cupcake. Sometimes rhubarb can be too tart for some, but this was just right. Another flavor we tried was “Salted Caramel”. My absolute favorite part of this cupcake was the chocolate covered potato chip sitting on top of the cake. I love the combination of sweet and salty, so this was a treat. We first tried a MINI “Coconut Dream” and then the next day I tried a full sized one. I’m so glad she sent us home with a full sized one because there was a huge heap of coconut/frosting on the full sized one that just wouldn’t fit on the mini one. It was light and fluffy and made me want to eat the whole thing all by myself. I am a huge peanut butter and chocolate fan, so I couldn’t wait to try their “Peanut Butter World Cup” flavor. It was smooth and creamy and I loved the peanut butter frosting.
My Favorite Thing: Margaritaville – “Lime cupcake made with fresh lime juice and zest topped with a margarita buttercream frosting, lime zest and sparkle sugar“. This was SO good. I love how unique this flavor was and how prominently you could taste the lime flavor. I even loved it down to the sparkle sugar that gave it just a slight crunch on the top. I would no doubt want to eat this one again.
What I would like to try next time: The King – “Banana cupcake topped with a peanut butter buttercream frosting and bacon”. I was going to say their new flavor, “Pancakes and Bacon”, but I just saw “The King” listed and it changed my mind, though I’d REALLY like to try both of them next time.
Have Your Cupcake and Eat It Too. Then Have More Cupcakes.
The cupcake. An ENTIRE cake, just for you. What a great invention. No sharing of uneven cake slices with either too much or too little frosting being sloppily globbed on a paper plate. With a cupcake, you get your very own packaged, frosted and sometimes sprinkled treat just for you. And you don’t even need a fork. Just your hand and your mouth will do. Cupcakes used to be a pretty plain dessert. It was either chocolate or yellow cake with vanilla or chocolate frosting on top. There wasn’t much variation or creativity aside from maybe a few twists during some of the holidays. But over the past few years, the cupcake has become a display of creativity around the world. Numbers of books, magazines and even a few tv shows are centered on this one dessert. The most impressive display of this sweet little success though is the countless amount of cupcake shops opening up across the country. And one of those in our own little cupcake of a town, Williamsburg.
Williamsburg Cupcake just opened it’s doors in one of Williamsburg’s most popular spots for shopping and dining, New Town. This fun little “cupcake cafe´” adds another flavor to the area increasing the many options that New Town has to offer. You can order a dozen and take home every flavor available that day or just order one and enjoy it outside. It’s nice to sit out there in the pleasant weather and munch on a cupcake. And that’s what we did. Plus we took a dozen home just to make sure we sampled every available flavor that day. It was a lot of work eating all those cupcakes, but we HAD to. It’s our way of serving you
They do a great job of offering lots of fun and inventive flavors to choose from. Splashes of colors and textures pull your decision making in every which way. The flavors that day that we tried were the Strawberry Rhubarb, Choc-A-Lot, Margaritaville, Toffee Crunch, Salted Caramel, Birthday Party, Peyton’s Fish Bait, Coconut Dream, Nana’s Red Velvet and the Peanut Butter World Cup. I’ll discuss my top three and then tell you my favorite. Let’s start off with the Strawberry Rhubarb – “Strawberry Rhubarb cupcake topped with a vanilla bean frosting“. My favorite part of this cupcake was the cake. It was very moist and dense. Almost like a bread pudding. I really enjoyed the texture and flavor of it combined with the vanilla bean frosting. Next is the Margaritaville – “Lime cupcake made with fresh lime juice and zest topped with a margarita buttercream frosting, lime zest and sparkle sugar“. Doesn’t that sound great? It was! I loved it. So creative and delicious. The tangy frosting on top was amazing. The final entry is the Salted Caramel – “Chocolate cupcake with a salted caramel filling topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting, a caramel drizzle, a pinch of sea salt and a chocolate covered potato chip“. That chocolate covered potato chip did it. It was awesome. I wish they would just sell those in bags to take home. A sweet little surprise of caramel in the center of the cupcake was a nice little bonus as well. The rest of the cupcakes were also good, but I’d say those three were definitely my top three. And I can’t wait to go back and try some of their other flavors they have available on different days. Just looking at their list online is giving me a sugar rush.
My Favorite Thing: I’m agreeing with Mindy here. It’s the Margaritaville. The flavors and uniqueness of this cupcake put it over the top. Plus I love lime.
What I would like to try next time: Pancakes and Bacon – “Vanilla cupcake with bacon, blueberries and pure maple syrup baked right in and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting and bacon“. Are you serious?