I had given up on finding the perfect cupcake. One place's cake would be too dry, and another's frosting was too dense and greasy. Oftentimes the cupcake is so sweet and after two bites, your taste buds are so overwhelmed, all you can taste is sweetness. Who likes that? And besides, the cupcake trend was waning, so why continue the quest?
All that changed one day when a friend told me about The Cupcake Cowgirls on 242. From what she described, it sounded like the perfect cupcake--a moist cake and a frosting that was light in texture and not overly sweet. So what if they'd won Cupcake Wars? Doesn't mean they're awesome. So even though I didn't believe my friend, I decided to try it myself. Bottom line...I'm glad I did.
My husband and I arrived at their 242 location around 3pm. Frankly, I was thinking they would be almost sold out and our options would be limited. I was pleasantly surprised to see they had plenty left. The cupcakes are a very reasonable $3.50 each, and you can also order whole cakes in the same flavors as the cupcakes. I chose the Mudslinger, a chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream frosting. My first bite almost made me cry. The cake was cooked perfectly. It was not too dry, but not too dense. And the frosting. Oh, the frosting. It was light and fluffy, but not like grocery store whipped frosting. It wasn't overwhelmingly sweet either. Just the perfect balance of flavor. I have a policy which has helped me lose 60 pounds while still enjoying myself of only eating half or less of my food. It was extremely difficult to stop halfway with this cupcake.
The hubs got a Vanilla Salted Caramel which had a vanilla cake, sea salt, and a caramel Swiss meringue buttercream. It was a Cupcake Wars winner, and it was a tasty one, too.
Cupcake Cowgirls is definitely worth your time--even if you had given up on cupcakes like I had. They have two locations, one in Spring and one in Conroe/The Woodlands. They are closed on Sundays, so don't plan on satisfying your cupcake craving on a Sunday afternoon after church.
22632 Kuykendahl Road Suite A
Spring TX 77389
The Cupcake Cowgirls/The Woodlands
3091 College Park Drive Suite 180
The Woodlands Texas 77384