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Cupcake Wars Frederick Style- Sweet Angela’s Cupcakery

For years Frederick managed to survive without a single cupcake store, but now we find ourselves in the enviable position of having two within 400 yards of each other.  I reviewed the original cupcake bakery, Angelcakes, here about ten months ago.  Since that time a newcomer opened up:  Sweet Angela’s Cupcakery.  Of course this begs the question;  which is better?   To answer that pressing question I first had to try the wares at Sweet Angelas.  Whereas Angelcakes is chrome , white and Tiffany blue the minute you walk in to Sweet Angela’s you are greeted by a sea of pink. It reminded me of a nursery of a couple who are expecting their first daughter: pink on the walls and bright pink boxes.

Pink is the theme at Sweet Angela’s

I picked up a four pack of their chocolate-chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, Southern Belle (red velvet) and yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  Cost $10.  On their menu they have five daily flavors and had a dozen specialty flavors but on the day I visited the only specialty flavor available was the chocolate peanut butter.  Drooling I headed for the office where we conducted a taste test.

I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to get all four on film.

I found the cupcakes to be incredibly moist. The icing was very sweet  but there was slightly less on the the cupcakes than Angelcakes which I liked (see my review of Angelcakes for my feelings on icing).  Two of the cupcakes, southern belle and chocolate peanut butter had  cream cheese based frosting as opposed to the standard buttercream. So who’s best?  Here is my take you decide what’s important to you:

Color:                                                     AC (What can I say?  I’m a guy I prefer blue)

Cupcake                                                  SA (Much moister than AC)

Icing                                                         SA

Price                                                         Tie ($2.50 each at both places)

Selection                                                 AC (seven standard varieties and specific rotating daily specials)

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