Monday, January 18, 2010

Review: Sweet Tooth Fairy

Last stop on my Utah cupcake quest: Sweet Tooth Fairy! I've been wanting to visit Sweet Tooth Fairy for a year; they opened just after my trip to Utah last winter. I was pretty excited about my visit to Sweet Tooth Fairy because not only would I be eating cupcakes, but I would also be meeting Becky of Utah Loves Cupcakes.

Becky was as sweet as I thought she would be! It was so much fun to talk to someone who is as passionate about cupcakes as I am. Megan, the owner of Sweet Tooth Fairy, was not able to be there for the tasting, but she asked Becky to fill me in on everything, since Becky knows so much about the store.

First glance at the cupcakes and I knew I was in heaven! They were so beautiful and I just knew they were going to taste marvelous!

Sweet Tooth Fairy provided a cupcake tasting tray for me. Almost all of the flavors were available for me to try. Scroll to bottom of post to read about which flavors I enjoyed.

I also got to sample their famous Double Fudge Cake Bites that were featured on The Rachel Ray Show. I thought I knew how these would taste, but they were so much better. The chocolate wasn't overwhelming and the moist cake-frosting inside was perfect!

Becky and I had a great time talking about cupcakes: how we eat them, how we review them, our favorites, etc. She has quite a reputation in Utah. All of the cupcake shop owners know who she is.

Sweet Tooth Fairy has recently started making a new kind of cupcake: the MashUp Cupcake. "We're taking our most delicious stand-alone flavors and mashing them up with other decadent flavors to create the perfectly paired cupcake (STF)." The day that I was there, the MashUp Cupcake was Chocolate Raspberry. Wow, they have a good thing going on! They have continued to make different MashUps. Last week they had Raspberry Cheesecake and Black Cherry Cordial.

Sweet Tooth Fairy doesn't just sell cupcakes, they also have a large assortment of other tasty treats. I spotted cookies, brownies, lemon bars, and cake bites.

Cute decor! I loved the jars of sprinkles on the wall. I thought that was a nice touch.

As much as my head told me that I wouldn't be able to eat all of those cupcakes, my stomach thought differently. It was just so hard to stop eating when the cupcakes were fantastic! Let me share some of the highlights with you.

My favorite: Cheesecake.
I have always been a huge cheesecake fan, so the combination of cupcakes and cheesecake was delightful for me. Sweet Tooth Fairy puts cheesecake in the cake and frosting. Cake-perfect, frosting-perfect. I couldn't get enough of this one!

Runner-Up: Dulce de Leche.
I don't believe that I've ever had a dulce de leche cupcake before and I'm sad that I had to wait this long to try one. Again, there was dulce de leche in the cake and frosting. So delicious!

Honorable Mentions:
Vanilla Chocolate.

The frosting on this one was unbelievable. Sometimes I'm turned off by a chocolate frosting that is too heavy, but this frosting was just right.

Strawberry Shortcake.
Strawberry frosting. Mmmmm...yummy.

Peanut Butter.
Hard to go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.

Observation: Becky told me that Sweet Tooth Fairy is famous for their frosting. Me, being a big frosing critic, put Sweet Tooth Fairy to the test. The result: (as if you couldn't tell before) absolutely delicious! The one thing I noticed was that the vanilla frosting was different than any other vanilla frosting I had ever tasted before. Becky and I discussed what we think makes it different. Possibly the addition of almond extract or marzipan. Not sure, but it doesn't matter because whatever it is, I like it.

I took a few cupcakes from the shop to share with my friends. My friend Kristen described these cupcakes perfectly, "It's like a song in my mouth."

If I could only eat from one cupcake shop in Utah ever again, this would be the place! Everything about Sweet Tooth Fairy is exactly how I would want my dream cupcake shop to be. From the flavors, to the frosting, to the other was perfect! The only downfall: it's in Utah and I live in California. Oh well, that will just make my trips to Utah more exciting. Thank you, Sweet Tooth Fairy!

Sweet Tooth Fairy
1227 S. University Ave.
Provo, UT 84601

Opening soon in Draper and St. George

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