Thursday, October 22, 2009

Review: That Takes the Cake

One cupcake shop down, one more to go. Continuing with my cupcake excursion, I excitedly walked to the Union Street Shopping District to find That Takes the Cake.

That Takes the Cake had a pretty decent variety of flavors, mostly what you would expect at any cupcakery. Their cupcakes were large, but they also had a few mini cupcakes to choose from.

I decided to enjoy this beautiful, sunny San Francisco day by eating my cupcakes at the outdoor seating of That Takes The Cake. The location was perfect for people watching.

I didn't get the pumpkin spice from Kara's Cupcakes because of the choice of flavors, but I really wanted one. I was so happy to see that That Takes The Cake had a Pumpkin Spice cupcake to satisfy my craving. The Pumpkin Spice was exactly what I expected it to be. Moist pumpkin cupcake with creamy cream cheese frosting. I love autumn and the yummy pumpkin desserts that come with it!

My second choice was a chocolate and peanut butter cupcake called Opposites Attract. Like I've mentioned a million times before, chocolate and peanut butter should get married because they go together so well. The frosting was a very creamy peanut butter frosting. The cupcake was topped with a mini Reese's peanut butter cup, which was very appropriate since the cupcake was pretty much a Reese's in cupcake form. I loved it!

Although I was getting pretty full from all of the cupcakes I had eaten that day, I made room for one more mini Red Velvet cupcake. The cream cheese frosting had a good thickness, but there could have been a little more frosting to be proportionally correct. Otherwise, this cupcake was great!

Funny side note: My husband asked why the wrapper is always partially pulled off when I take pictures of cupcakes. I figured out why. I get so excited to eat the cupcakes that my first impulse is to start eating. Suddenly I remember that I need to take pictures of the cupcakes first. Hence, the wrapper is partially removed. Sometimes I even go as far as to start eating the cupcake.

Thank you to everyone who recommended this cupcake shop to me. That Takes The Cake lived up to its hype! After indulging in these cupcakes, I certainly needed the two mile walk back to my friend's apartment.

That Takes The Cake

2271 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123


Lex said...

I saw this and thought of your blog!

Unknown said...

I too consider myself to be somewhat of a cupcake critic. I drove from San Diego to San Fran - Union District to try "That takes the cake" cupcakes considering they were rated in the TOP 25 best places to buy a cupcake according to the National Geographic Traveler's article. I told them my story when I walked in and they were gracious enough to let me try the "minis" on the house! Not to mention they were very welcoming. Once I sunk my teeth into the minis it was "Full Steam Ahead" I bought, two red velvets, one pumpkin mousse, one banana nutella, one german chocolate and one strawberry cupcake. Needless to say only the two red velvets were eaten on my way home and it was delicious, every bit of tasty I had expected it to be.......
Dina Susoeff, San Diego

Cupcake Activist said...

Virgina: I'm glad to hear you liked That Takes the Cake as much as I did! I would love to try a banana nutella cupcake.


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