Having a weakness for sweets, I've tried most of the cupcake places in Denver and a one in Boulder and a real big fan of The Shoppe. Their cakes are so moist and rich and the icing is delicious. I honestly thought The Shoppe had the best cupcakes in town until today. Again, I really do love The Shoppe but after trying Monkey Love at Big Fat Cupcake, I have a new favorite. The cupcakes are comparatively alike but Big Fat's is just a little better. Perhaps it's the presentation or the sweetness or may be something else - I really can't put a finger on it - it was just a little bigger and a bit better tasting overall. While I'll still visit The Shoppe while I'm on East Colfax (which is ten times better than not-so-lovely confections), Big Fat Cupcake is definitely worth the drive to Cherry Creek. The place is quaint with a retro feel and the staff is almost as sweet as their cakes. The marble table tops and brightly colored walls and glass display case added a unique contrast for a place to get a cupcake. I would be amiss if I did not mention High*Rise Breads - they also have a great cupcake and would put them in the top three along with Big Fat Cupcake and The Shoppe.
We bought several samples of the French pastries at this shop while driving down Holly St and decided to take a chance of checking out the bakery. We took out 3 different pastries and cut them into thirds.. OMG..they were absolutely wonderful..delicate, flaky and oh so chocolate. The little tarts were rich but not too sweet.. Glaze was very tasty and melted in my mouth. You could order a cup of coffee and have a pastry there. There are also sandwiches which are reasonable priced if you prefer and then have a small dessert for lunch. Perfect. I will tell my friends about this place.
Not sure why people are hating all over this place. They are wonderful! Their cakes come out great, moist, and delicious! I have even special delivered a dozen genetalia cupcakes with different fillings, cake, and sexy toppers to match the recipient's SO. They were great about it. I'm constantly recommending this place. LOVE!! Keep up the great work