Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheap Eats: Cupcakes

Do you ever crave the mouth-watering sensation of biting into a sweet, rich cupcake but hesitate upon seeing the price? At most popular cupcake places today, the average price of a cupcake can be up to $5.00. As college students, however, we’re already running low on money and cannot afford the luxury of a $5.00 cupcake without feeling guilty. As your source of cheap food finds in Philly, we have found the solution to this serious dilemma.

Brown Betty Petite Bakery is a spin-off of Brown Betty Dessert Boutique that specializes in cupcakes. At $3.00 a cupcake, you can choose from a wide variety of unique flavors such as Hattie Don’t Play, Aunt Eva Says, Alice’s Two Step, and Jean’s Road Trip. Our personal favorites were: Sing Little Alice, a swirl of both chocolate and vanilla cake and icing; Company’s Comin’, made of coconut pound cake with coconut frosting; and Strawberry Letter which uses real strawberry preserves in a strawberry pound cake with strawberry frosting. One thing that we felt made the cupcakes from Brown Betty Petite Bakery particularly delightful was the use of pound cake. This created a denser cupcake and enhanced the flavor and moisture of the cake.

In conclusion, delicious pound cake + creamy icing for the small price of $3.00 = cupcake heaven.

Brown Betty Petite Bakery has two locations: 1625 Market Street and 269 S. 20th Street. Brown Betty Dessert Boutique, which sells all types of treats in addition to cupcakes, is located at 1030 N. 2nd Street.

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