4021 Preston Rd Suite 624
Plano, TX 75093
It is no secret that I have been in love with Sugar Ray’s since myself and the rest of the judges at the 2012 Cupcake Camp crowed them a winner with their Lemon Ricotta Cupcake! So once news broke that a storefront was finally in the works, I knew that The Cupcake Gods have been listening to my sugar induced prayers.
Sugar Ray’s Bakeshop has not even been open a month and already selling out every day. The reasoning is pretty simple, the cupcakes are awesome. Add to the awesome cupcakes with a stellar location (just right off Preston between Parker and Spring Creek in Plano at the shopping center that includes Bread Winners and Sur La Table.) Or maybe it could be because the mastermind behind these cupcakes, Rachel, is adorable and as sweet as her cupcakes.
Every day there will be different flavors. They are usually pretty good about posting them on Face Book, but you can always call in advance if you want to know what kind of cupcakes they are slinging that day.
The day I went, I sampled one of everything. They all looked too good to narrow down my choices. The daily selection was Red Velvet, Pumpkin Spice, German Chocolate, Chocolate Samoa, Blackberry Buckle, Boston Cream Pie, and a Caramel Apple.
(Top Left to Right: Samoa, Pumpkin Spice
Middle Left to Right: German Chocolate, Red Velvet
Bottom Left to Right: Blackberry Buckle, Caramel Apple)
Sadly, my favorite cupcake of the bunch did not make it into the picture. It might be because I decided to sample it on my way home. I mean, it was a Boston Cream Pie cupcake. It is such a portable cupcake since it is topped with ganache instead of frosting. It would have almost been a disgrace to not enjoy this cupcake on the drive home. I have been lucky enough to enjoy Boston Cream Pie from it’s birthplace at the Parker House Restaurant in Boston. It was founded in 1855 and has varied a lot from state to state, but Sugar Ray’s was as close to the original as I have found. A lot of places make the mistake of being way to heavy handed with the ganache. This covers up the flavor of the custard, which is the star of the dessert in my opinion.
The BlackBerry Buckle was another favorite; blackberry coffee cake meets cobbler. Seeing as how it is not blackberry season, I was amazed how delicious the blackberries tasted. I hate baking with frozen fruit because of what the water content does to the cake. Maybe Sugar Ray’s found a secret blackberry farm somewhere and are keeping it to themselves.
The Chocolate Samoa tasted just like my favorite Girl Scout Cookie and had me wishing it was time for those adorable little girls to come knocking at my door.
As always, you can’t go wrong with Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple. Those are both two fall staples in my book.
But to be honest, they were all amazing in their own way. Even the Red Velvet stood out and did not taste like every other Red Velvet. I am happy to have yet another awesome cupcake shop that is in the ‘burbs. Just remember, go early; because there is nothing worse than having your heart set on a specific cupcake only to find they have been gobbled up by someone else.