Oh, how I love cupcakes. Especially ones made with vanilla cake and topped with rich, chocolate frosting! No matter where I go, I’m always on the lookout for amazing ones. So, I’m sure you can imagine how delighted I was to hear a new cupcake shop had opened on North Dale Mabry in Carrollwood. I couldn’t wait to indulge my cravings!
As I strolled into Sweet Tweets Cakery, my eyes immediately became fixated on a glass case displaying generously sized cupcakes piled high with sugary frosting. Before my visit, I thought I had a pretty good idea which flavors I wanted to sample. However, my mind went completely blank as I gazed into the case. It was like I was in some kind of trance. Everything looked absolutely scrumptious! The heavenly descriptions Scott Stovern, co-owner and head baker at Sweet Tweets Cakery enthusiastically gave while pointing to each, didn’t help the situation either.
As hard as it was, I managed to leave that afternoon with five…Boston Cream, Red Velvet, Raspberry Chocolate Blossom, Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Bliss in hand. It took every ounce of willpower to resist devouring one of these beauties, as I hurried back to my office. Once there, I prepared the table for surgery. Oh, I mean tasting! (Big Smile) Five forks, five plates, five cupcakes, a camera, a pen, paper and one cupcake passionista were ready for action. The moment of truth had arrived…would these cupcakes simply be things of beauty or tantalizing to the taste buds?
Diva with a Fork says…FORKOLICIOUS! Moist, creamy richness filled my mouth with every bite. Surprisingly, my favorite wasn’t the Chocolate Bliss (vanilla cake topped with fudge icing) but, it did make my lips smack. The Raspberry Chocolate Blossom (vanilla raspberry swirl frosting, sprinkled with white chocolate shavings, atop decadent chocolate cake with a luscious raspberry filling) sent my mouth into an absolute frenzy! It was the perfect combination of chocolate and raspberry. Neither overpowered the other, which is rare in my opinion. Do I have any Red Velvet fans out there? I’m not a die-hard fan, but Sweet Tweets version was worth the extra twenty minutes I had to add to my workout that evening. Its center is filled with a tangy cream cheese frosting and topped with a mixture of vanilla butter cream and cream cheese.
Stop by and don’t see what you’ve been craving? That’s not a problem according to Scott and his lovely wife Leticia, co-owner and cake designer extraordinaire. Sweet Tweets Cakery customizes as much as possible, to meet customers needs. Baked goods are made with quality ingredients and their recipes, a twist of family favorites. In fact, the duo is always taste testing new ones to add to their delicious repertoire.
Sweet Tweets Cakery is more than just a cupcake shop. Leticia Stovern designs incredible cakes for weddings, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, showers and other social events. Some of her creations are so lifelike, they beckon you to take a closer look.
Sweet Tweets Cakery is located at 11127 North Dale Mabry in Tampa, Florida. To find out more about Tampa’s newest sugary sensation, visit www.sweettweetscakery.com. When stopping in, make sure to tell them Diva With A Fork sent you!
This is not a sponsored advertisement. Diva With A Fork was not compensated in any form to review this place of business. This article expresses the opinion of Eileen Kanter A/K/A Diva With A Fork and is based on her experience at Sweet Tweets Cakery.