Cupcake Tasting

I love Treat Cupcake Bar in Needham. They have hands down the best gluten free cupcakes I have ever tasted. I know it’s a gross word, but they really are moist, and comparable to their gluten counterparts.

More than a year ago, I found a cupcake/dessert stand that I knew had to be at my wedding from High Tea for Alice.The pieces were gorgeous, whimiscal, and as the shop name indicates, channels Alice in Wonderland. The catch? I couldn’t afford a $200+ cake stand, let alone four or five! We were on a mission – make this cake stand for significantly less, avoid drills when possible, and enjoy the whimsy!

My Mom started scouting thrift shops and scored some amazing vintage plates. My Dad offered to put them together (a blog post for another day!). Here’s the prototype:

Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Anyway, back to the cupcake tasting! We worked with Sarah who provided James and I with an array of cupcakes in both gluten containing and gluten free forms: funfetti, carrot, chocolate oreo and red velvet. We ended up going with all but red velvet, which in GF form was okay but not nearly as tasty as everything else. The gluten free chocolate oreo is also vegan.

When we were discussing the bride & groom cake, Sarah had the brilliant idea to frost carrot cupcakes to look like a little tuft of grass. The perfect place for our guinea pigs to nestle in!

We left in a cake coma and pleased with our decision.

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