210 Central Expressway #82
My readers really are the best. One of my favorite parts about blogging are the random emails that I get from people asking if I have tried a particular bakery. While as a sweets based blogger, I do my due dilligence in ensuring I stay up to date on the dessert happenings in the metroplex, occasionally one flies under my radar.
This one just happens to be Sunshine Cupcake Bakery in Allen. Tucked in a shopping center off 75 and McDermott, you would never know it is there unless you frequent the shopping center.
I walked in on a sunny Sunday afternoon, very close to closing time. I was a little hesitant, because I felt as though I might either be left with the cast offs at the end of the day, or a cupcake that has been sitting on display since the early morning opening hours.
Greeted by the owner, I was delighted to learn they only keep a couple of cupcakes on display at any given time to ensure freshness. Already loving the care that they take to ensure that you get a superior product, I was pretty excited.
After narrowing my decision down, I selected a Hello Sunshine (Lemon), Orange, Heartthrob (Red Velvet), Dreamboat (Suede cupcake with chocolate cream cheese frosting).
(Top Left to Right: Hello Sunshine, Orange
Bottom Left to Right: Heartthrob, Dreamboat)
While Red Velvet is never my go to flavor, I have been getting complaints about omitting most of you guys favorite cupcakes when I go to a new shop. Seems like the whole world love red velvet. I can personally take it or leave it. However, I will have to say, I was presently surprised. Very good true to form southern red velvet recipe. The cream cheese frosting was not too sweet, and let the flavor of the cake shine, as it should.
I do love an orange cupcake. You just don’t see them everywhere. I have a confession. One of my childhood guilty pleasures is the Hostess orange cupcakes. I still eat them on occasion. I also like to peal off the “frosting” and eat is separately. I will happily replace my childhood orange Hostess cupcakes with the orange cupcakes from Sunshine Cupcake Bakery.
The lemon was bright and citrusy, not very tart. I love a tart lemon, or a sweet lemon. If you’re looking for a more of a tart lemon, this won’t be the cupcake for you.
My favorite of the bunch was the Dream Boat cupcake. Think of it as red velvet’s handsome single brother. For some reason chocolate cream cheese frosting is not something I come across very often, so when I do, I ALWAYS snag it up. This cupcake is for those of us that love chocolate, but don’t want to commit to a super rich chocolate on chocolate cupcake, especially when a glass of milk isn’t near by.
They also sell macarons. Sadly, they did not have any when I was in, so I can’t wait to snag some up. Judging by the care and quality of the cupcakes, I am almost positive they will be perfection.
Mothers Day is this weekend, and I am pretty positive mom would want a Dreamboat cupcake, or 5 from Sunshine Bakery. DFW Mom’s, you can thank me later.