Monday, March 16, 2009

Bakery Review - The Sisters McMullen Cupcake Corner

Vanilla Latte Cupcake
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
Most of the time when I pass by The Sisters McMullen in Asheville, NC, I manage to be around when it is closed. This past Friday I had the day off and as we wandered up the street from the Black Mountain College and Arts Center, I saw that it was open. The Sisters McMullen Cupcake Corner is a tiny spot, with just a few tables, but there are many baked treats, often including vegan options. It looks like there is a companion cupcake corner in Mars Hill, NC, but I have not personally experienced that shop.

Cupcakes are their specialty, but they had pastries, muffins, cookies, sandwiches, and hot drinks as well. I picked a vanilla latte cupcake. The cupcake itself was moist and slightly chewy on top (in a good way), and the buttercream tasted like the Italian kind - light, airy, and delicately sweet, not the powdered sugar or food coloring bonanza goo you often find. The guy behind the counter said that the bakers have creative freedom and are always coming up with new flavor combos for the cupcakes. That is what I love to hear, and I hope I manage to be back when they're open.

My suggestion - grab a cupcake to go, and walk down the street to the Double Decker Coffee Company for a Mayan hot chocolate and a great people watching spot from the upper level.

Categories: Bakery, Cupcake, Vegan


Nichole said...

We looove Sisters McMullen! The chocolate-raspberry-filled is my favorite.

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm in Asheville at least a few times a year (my family lives an hour from there). I'll have to look this bakery up.

Rachel said...

Yum. Also a big fan of SM. Love their cupcakes! We hit them up after the drum circle on Fri's when we're in Asheville.

Jenny, great blog. I'm in G-Vegas also! Love baking, glad to have stumbled across a local!

The Chocolate Lady said...

Sounds yummy. I love hearing about new delights.