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