The short story behind this bakery is the owner was in Nashville and wanted to be singer/songwriter in Nashville. After a few years, she decided to open a cupcake store in Nashville after her brother stood in line 2 hours in New York for a cupcake that wasn’t as good as his sister’s recipe. He encouraged her to shoot for the stars and she now has 36 stores in 16 states. We were fortunate to be one of 4 in the state.
Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Gigi’s Cupcakes. Once they opened, all I heard was how long the line was, how long you had to stand to wait, and how good they were. I knew my birthday was coming up and I haven’t had a birthday cake in the past 3 years simply because I can’t eat a sugar dessert over several days. I usually get 1 or 2 shots at dessert over a couple of days and that’s it. So, cupcakes seemed to be a perfect alternative.
The store is small, so it’s basically grab and go. There is a nifty sign warning the customers to put their boxes on the floorboard and never leave them in the heat. Once the box leaves the store, they are no longer responsible for a hot mess that may develop in the Southern 10 month summer heat. I did have to wait in line about 15 minutes but there were only 5 people in front of me. There just isn’t much line room.
Each day, they have a set menu of about 8-10 flavors. I chose two that have a cream cheese or butter cream frosting. These usually have less sugar than traditional frosting.
Scarlett’s Red Velvet
The final verdict: AMAZING!! Some of the reviews were negative from customers who got dry cake. I must have hit the perfect time because my red velvet and the chocolate were super moist and fluffy. But the icing was unbelievable. Not too sweet, but definitely had a kick.
Now the problem..I only have a birthday once a year. Can I possibly wait until next March?????????