Cupcakes are the new big thing. In Folsom there are tons of new cupcake stores that have opened up. The problem is in this economy who want a store just devoted to cupcakes? One cupcake store may make sense but many in one city is a bit much. It is unlikely that these new stores will last long. Most will be out before the cupcake fad is over even. So which cupcakes store might last? Which cupcake store is the best? Well one cupcake store to open in Folsom is Cupcake Cravings. If you want to know how Cupcake Cravings compares to other Folsom cupcake locations then read on.
Cupcake Cravings is located at 1167 Riley Street, Folsom, California. The parking is pretty good compared to some of the other locations. It is in the older part of town so it is not as crowded as it once was. Getting in can be a little tricky since it is on a major street and it is easiest to get in if you are on the same side of the road as the store. Also getting out can be a little tricky. This may sound bad but getting to other locations in town can be even more difficult.
The store is small but does not need much room because it only sales cupcakes. Actually it appears that they sale more then just cupcakes but you have to special order other foods for special events. They have a book sometimes out that has pictures of special cakes they have done for weddings, parties, even major award ceremonies like the Emmys. So they are very experienced and can make very high end deserts.
There is a large assortment of cupcakes. Cupcake Cravings is like the Baskin n Robbins of cupcakes with many choices to choose from. They have a few favorites like Chocolate, and Vanilla that are only $2. The rest of the cupcakes are $2.50. You can also get a bunch of mini cupcakes too. One of the best parts of the store is going back to try different flavors. I personally like the Chocolate but enjoy trying a new one too. They often have samples of the mini ones so you can try a new flavor.
The service is normally pretty good. Most of the times I have come if I was unsure between two cupcakes they have offered both for the same price. I have also been offered an extra one when buying a few already. Not that they will always give you free cupcakes but I have been given free cupcakes more times then not. But they must be making a good margin on each cupcake though at $2.50 each. But there are other cupcake locations in town that are more. Sometimes you can even find a coupon and save.
The only thing I do not like is they have no chairs or tables to sit at. There are some outside that are not their but just there but if it is hot or cold which is half the year you will not want to sit outside. A simple investment of a single table and two chairs would suffice for now.
Overall the food is great and the prices are better then other similar locations. So far mostly because I like there cupcakes better this is the best cupcake store in town. However that is probably a preference based on taste so others may prefer another location. At least this is the cheapest, easiest to get to, and one of the nicest stores.