Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gigi's Cupcakes

About two weeks ago I stumbled upon this new cupcake bakery over in the South Park area of Charlotte, Gigi's Cupcakes. How I did not already know it existed still blows me away, as I am always on top of new places opening up..especially when cupcakes are involved and it is only about 5 mins from my house!!
My friend Kristen and I decided to venture on in after our pedicures and see what it was all about. To our surprise we learned it was a chain. Neither one of us had ever heard of it before, but it seems they have over 50 locations all over the US.
On the counter sat a coupon and a daily menu and we all know how much I love menu's so I grabbed both! Since the coupon was for buy 3 get one free, we had to get 4 right?!?
 It was about 20 or 30 mins before closing time, so unfortunately they were out of quite a few selections. However, there were still plenty to choose from and I think we made some pretty good decisions on our choices!
They always have a special of the day and that day it was "Tropical Breeze". Now I could be wrong on the exact description as it is not listed on their menu, but I think it was a key lime cake with a cream cheese frosting, possibly flavored a bit and topped with toasted coconut! Either way, it was actually my favorite of the 4 we got!
The next one we got was called "Midnight Magic- Chocolate Chip".
And our last two were "Wedding Cake and Nodini Cannoli".

 I have to say over all every one of these was delish. If I had to say anything, maybe there was too much icing, but that is personal preference really. But on the flip side of that, the icing was amazing! It is rare that you come across icing that is not too sweet and this was just right...maybe that is why they put some much, as they know you can probably handle it;) As far as the cupcakes themselves, awesome, light, moist and fluffy, another rarity when it comes to a fancy cupcake!

So if you have not been by to check this place out, get on it!! It is definitely worth checking out. And for those of you who bought the Groupon for it earlier this week, you will not be disappointed!

Gigi's Cupcakes of
Charlotte, North Carolina

Mon-Sat: 10 am - 7 pm

Sun: 11 am - 5 pm

Phone: (704) 643-7117 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (704) 643-7117 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

4732 Sharon Road, Suite M.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210

Located in South Park's Sharon Corners Shopping Center!

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