Cupcake Crusade continues! Still searching for the best, kick-butt cupcake in the country! Armed with this mission, Steve and I skipped over to Marietta, Georgia to see what Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such had to offer.
Miss Mamie’s cupcake menu has 18 flavors, consisting of both the traditional (like carrot, red velvet, and vanilla with buttercream) and the unique (like margarita, rocky road, and the aforementioned Guinness). For some reason, I was able to pick out my cupcake flavors in record time. It was a proud moment. Anyway! Here’s the line-up for our feast of four (4 cupcakes between the 2 us seems to be the magic number)!
*A little heads-up: There are two cupcake cases, so be sure to scope out both before selecting your treats!
Lemon Lavender Cupcake (“a sumptuous cake made with fresh lemon zest, juice, and lavender. Topped with a delicious lemon buttercream and a caramelized lemon slice.“)
This was a dense cake with dense frosting. I picked up on a subtle lemon flavor, but not so much the lavender. I was looking forward to that unique taste, but never detected it. Do you think that the caramelized lemon topping was edible? hmm…I should’ve eaten it anyway, maybe it would’ve given me that extra lemon zing that I love…next time!
(“white cupcake with cheesecake batter baked inside. Frosted in cream cheese and topped with a cherry.”)
Nice, spongy & moist cake with a little “pocket” in the middle filled with the cheesecake batter. Creamy frosting, but not especially cream cheesy. This one would be good if you don’t have a mammoth sweet tooth like I do.
Cookie Dough Cupcake (“white cupcake with cookie dough baked inside. Topped with buttercream and an additional chunk of cookie dough.“)
This was probably my favorite out of the bunch. Buttercream + cookie dough = gold star! It has been waaaay too long since I last had cookie dough…why am I not eating this on a regular basis?! And because that buttercream + cookie dough combo ranked high on the sweet-tooth meter, the cupcake’s simple, thick vanilla cake brought balance to the whole scene.
Guinness Cupcake (“chocolate cupcake made with the Guinness beer topped with cream cheese and mini chocolate chips.”)
I’ve got a little footage of me experiencing the Guinness Cupcake, if you’d like to check it out (btw…this cupcake was my very first brush with a real live, ManCake [I'm blushing!], which I once considered here.)
A common thread between all four of our cupcakes – dense cake and frosting, but fresh to boot. Not especially sweet, either. Except my friend, the cookie dough cupcake. We didn’t crown a Top 10 cupcake this go around… I must say, it’s getting harder and harder to do the more places we go. Do you think I should do a Top 50 instead??
Before I break it down, allow me to back it up a bit…what I wanted to say during our little intro (before the train stole the scene!) was that Miss Mamie’s has two cool things going for it, right off the bat – 1) it’s in a historic building and 2) it’s in a quaint, historic downtown. Gotta love me some historic charm! And there’s plenty of it encompassing Marietta Square. I might have to make another top 10 list, for “top experience” (unique location, cool decor, abounding character,etc). What do ya think? Miss Mamie’s would definitely place in that category!
Okiedoke, allow me to break it down for ya!
Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes, Cakes and Such / 156 Roswell Street SE Marietta, GA / www.missmamiescupcakes.com
1. Price: $2.50 / Buy 5, get 1 free / $27.50 dozen
2. Room temperature: Yes, Ma’am
3. Size: Standard
4. Vegan or gluten-free options: No, Sir
5. To-go packaging: We dined in, and had our cupcakes served to us on whimsical mismatched china dessert plates.
6. Milk for sale?: Didn’t spot any…but you can get apple juice, bottled water, Pellegrino, ginger ale, Coke, Sprite, Orangina, hot tea, and coffee.
7. Other treats for non-cupcake enthusiasts you may have in tow: Not readily available (unless you count necklaces, but those aren’t edible). But they do make custom cakes, awfully pretty ones at that! (Remember Mamie has an art degree along with her Le Cordon Bleu training! )
8. Ambiance: Sweet, shabby chic mixed with cozy, historic yumminess. I appreciated the vintage, floral table clothes; the collection of cake stands used to display the cupcakes; the string of cute aprons hung on the wall; big storefront windows; and the exposed brick wall! Oh yeah, and the music! That’s a Pandora station I would totally tune into.
9. Service: Kind folks can be found behind the counter at Miss Mamie’s!
10. Three words to describe the Miss Mamie’s experience:
1) Charming 2) Genuine 3) Relaxed
One more thing! If you do make the trip to Miss Mamie’s and Marietta Square, you might want to swing by “The Big Chicken” while you’re in the neighborhood and check out this quirky roadside architecture.