What it is: Smallcakes is a new cupcake shop located in the Woodcroft Shopping Center, already home of several of our favorites-Chubby's Tacos, Pulcinella, and Menchie's. There are currently about 90 Smallcakes location nationwide, but each individual location is able to put their own local spin on their sweet treats. The Durham Smallcakes just opened up a few weeks ago and we stopped by to sample their cakes on opening day.
We walked in and the shop is decorated perfectly. They have a fabulous Durham mural on the wall to complement the counter filled with delicious looking cupcakes. While they didn't have any seating on our initial visit on opening day, the owner, Andrew Fisher, confirmed that a few small tables would be arriving shortly. Oh, and they also have coffee from another local favorite, Bean Traders as a perfect compliment to their cupcakes.
My boys both, of course, selected chocolate cupcakes, one resembling the Hostess variety only more decadent and the other being a "sundae" cupcake. My husband opted for the red velvet with thick, cream cheese frosting, and I decided to try one of their daily specials, the Wedding Cake flavor. We took them to go in a beautiful, very well designed box (complete with little notches in the cupcake holes for easy cupcake removal). Then, we divided them up and proceeded to sample. They were all moist, with just the right amount of frosting, just like a cupcake should be. The Wedding Cake was my favorite so I hope they bring it back as a special soon, but you really couldn't go wrong. Prices are $3.50 a cupcake which is a tiny bit higher than most other local stops but in the same basic price range.
While Smallcakes is already open and you can already stop by to get their delicious cupcakes, their official grand opening is yet to come! Make sure to stop by on January 24 for their grand opening celebration and party!!
What we liked: The cupcakes were delicious. They have perfected their regular flavors but continue to create unique and different specials so there's always something new!
What we would change: Currently, they don't have any restrooms, but that's certainly not going to stop me from heading back over at my soonest convenience to try more of their delicious treats!
Website and other important information:
Address: 4711 Hope Valley Road, Durham
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 12-5pm