many of the other cupcakeries in South Florida serve too-dense, too-dry
cakes with frosting that tastes sweet enough to be made from rock candy,
House of Sweets' cakes don't suffer from those ailments. The black
forest cupcakes are dense but moist and intensely chocolatey. The
best part about them, though, is the homemade whipped cream on top, a
satin sheet of downy topping that could never be confused with the
canned stuff. The vanilla cupcakes, however, are my favorite: they're
super-rich and so moist that they're slightly sticky to the touch. The
pink- or blue-hued vanilla frosting is amazingly as airy and light as
it is buttery/sweet. And they're just so goddamned cute.
House always sells vanilla and chocolate for $1.75 each but rotates
its $3 specialty flavors by the day. You can be sure I'll be going back
on Thursday, which is red velvet day -- I'm a sucker for cream cheese
frosting. Ginther told me she is too, so I can't wait to taste what
magic she can work there.
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House of Sweets' Cupcake Cafe is located at 123 S. Swinton Ave. in
Delray Beach. Call 561-276-7477, or visit houseofsweetsbakery.com.