Certain cities seem to become hot spots for cupcakes; one bakery opens, then another and another. This makes, to our knowledge, three in Vegas: Cupcake Lane, the soon-to-open Retro Bakery Las Vegas, and one we just heard about, Mad Hatter Cupcakes.
They were awarded a blue ribbon for "Most Creative Food" at The BITE of Las Vegas. My fave line? "Mad Hatter Cupcakes is located near Flamingo & the 215 between Chuck E. Cheese and Target." The article also says: "With ten cupcake flavors, ten fillings, ten frostings, and over 100 decorations to choose from you can mix and match flavors to create an irresistible cupcake assortment."
Blogger GlossyVeneer has the lowdown on Mad Hatter:
2. Wascally Wabbit
This was from their “Signature Cupcakes” menu and was a carrot cupcake, orange crème filling and cream cheese frosting. The cupcake had raisins and nuts throughout and was pretty tasty, not a strong spice profile. The orange in the filling was pleasant, not too overwhelming. And the frosting was a pretty decent cream cheese. They placed little orange and carrot candies on the top, to help with the flavor identification if you had a ton of cupcakes, but it also is a cute little accent. Not really necessary in terms of flavor though.
Photos below via GlossyVeneer on Flickr:
carrot cupcake \ orange crème filling \ cream cheese frosting
Personalized mix of flavors
Pumpkin cupcake \ chocolate ganache filling \ white chocolate frosting
Mad About Lemon
lemon cupcake \ lemon crème filling \ lemon zest frosting