I woke up Sunday morning to a great surprise – an email from Saint Cupcake’s owner, Jami Curl! I had sent her an email as a follow-up to my earlier post on Saint Cupcake but with the bakery’s popularity, I wasn’t sure if she would be too busy to respond. But I to my pleasant surprise not only did I get a response, but it was such a sweet letter!
In my previous post, I didn’t mention their hot fudge frosting since I am slightly obsessed with their cream cheese frosting, but it is definitely another delicious option. It is the frosting of choice for a few of their cupcakes including the Turtle cupcake which has fudgy chocolate cake, caramel and pecans! I think Jami is best at describing how good their hot fudge is however, “I love it on a spoon, I love it in a cup, I love it on a chocolate cupcake, I love it on ice cream. But most of all, I love to do this: First, I take the wrapper off a toasted coconut cream dot [their mini cupcake size]. Next, I put the dot in a cup. Then I spoon hot fudge all over the top and freeze it. After it’s somewhat frozen I eat it like ice cream. It’s seriously so good!” I am contemplating leaving work early just to try it. You probably should too 🙂
In Jami’s email, I also got some more exciting news – Saint Cupcake is going to be my neighbor! As confirmation of their continued success, they are opening another location in the West End of downtown Portland. Their new store will be located at the corner of SW 12th Avenue and Morrison, which was the location of the old Three Lions Bakery (and only about 2 blocks from my apartment!). The space has been vacant for I think about 2 years now, so it is super nice to see a great business move in. Even better that it is Saint Cupcake in my opinion. Plus this location, which is called Saint Cupcake Galore, will have an expanded menu including sticky buns, savory tarts, cookies, breakfast sweets and of course their tried and true line up of cupcakes! Look for their opening the third week of June. **UPDATE: Saint Cupcake Galore will be opening June 22, 2011! Whoo hoo!
Thanks Jami for your email and making some many smiles with your delicious cupcakes! 🙂
New Location: Saint Cupcake Galore
Where: SW 12th Ave & Morrison
When: June 22, 2011!