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Each month at On the Town, we bring you Impact Lists— an unscientific top 10 compilation of fun things to do, eat or see in the Northwest Houston, Tomball, Magnolia and The Woodlands areas. This month we bring you the area's best cupcakes.
Celebrations and Sweet Creations - Magnolia
Mother and daughter team Crystal Mills and Shellie Divin opened Celebrations and Sweet Creations in 2007, and they have served custom cupcakes, wedding and birthday cakes and cookies ever since. The women offer homemade cupcake flavors such as snickerdoodle, red velvet and Italian cream.
7211 FM 1488, Magnolia • 281-252-6222 • www.goticing.com
The Cupcakery - The Woodlands
Offering flavors such as kir royale—raspberry cake with champagne frosting—and Boston dream—vanilla cake and Bavarian cream filling with chocolate ganache—The Cupcakery serves up several tantalizing flavors at their locations across Texas. A twist on the typical cupcake bakery, The Cupcakery also stocks champagne and wine for guests to enjoy.
9595 Six Pines, Ste. 960, The Woodlands. • 281-298-2889 • www.originalcupcakery.com
Double P Bakery - Magnolia
This Magnolia bakery offers regular, mini, jumbo and princess jumbo cupcakes, which can differ in flavor based on the day of the week. Several cupcake flavors are available daily—including country carrot, Texas red velvet and chocolate madness—but flavors such as pink lemonade, turtle brownie and funny bone are rotated throughout the week. If it’s not cupcakes you desire, Double P also makes cake pops, brownies, popcorn and cookies.
6531 FM 1488, Magnolia • 281-259-5833 • www.doublepbakery.com
Frost Bake Shoppe - The Woodlands
Owner Terese Yates’ Frost Bake Shoppe has been featured on The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” and her formula has proven so successful, she recently opened a second Frost Bake Shoppe on Waterway Avenue. Frost rotates 35 freshly baked cupcakes throughout the year and features such flavors as 24 carrot, blueberry cheesecake, cookies and cream and margarita.
6777 Woodlands Parkway, Ste. 304, The Woodlands • 281-298-7474
25 Waterway Avenue, Ste. 150, The Woodlands • 281-298-7375
Forest Cafe and Bakery - The Woodlands
Soups, salads and sandwiches may be the main fare for the busy doctors and nurses that work at the nearby hospitals, but in-the-know Woodlands residents know the draw to this homey diner is baker Britt Muhammad’s sweet creations. In addition to cookies, brownies, cakes and scones, Muhammad treats her customers to some of The Woodlands’ most delectable cupcake flavors. Forest Cafe and Bakery’s specialty lies in its cream-flavored cupcakes, which include Italian cream, coconut cream and banana cream.
3091 College Park Drive, Ste. 245, The Woodlands • 936-271-4518
Frosted – Northwest Houston
Frosted offers a daily variety of cupcake flavors, ranging from yellow fudge swirl to orange dreamsicle. In addition, the bakery’s specialty flavors are available by request. Cakes are also available in any of the bakery’s cupcake flavors. Frosted also offers vegan flavors such as chocolate, vanilla and almond.
17001 FM 529, Houston • 281-550-7044 • www.frostedbakeryonline.com
Gigi’s Cupcakes - The Woodlands
With restaurants in 21 states, Gigi’s Cupcakes is no stranger to the sweet treats scene. The Woodlands location of Gigi’s features a new menu of cupcakes daily. Depending on the day and the season, customers can choose from a wide array of distinctive cupcake flavors, including chocolate chip cheesecake, lemon icebox, midnight magic, strawberry shortcake and chocolate chip cookie dough.
4747 Research Forest Drive, Ste. 150, The Woodlands • 281-651-5637. www.gigiscupcakesusa.com
Show Cakes Houston - Northwest Houston
Customers can place special orders for cupcakes decorated with cartoon characters, animals, holiday themes and sports team logos at Show Cakes in Cypress. Previous designs have included makeup, peace sign, flower and Super Mario decorations. The bakery also hosts private birthday parties for children, in which each participant gets to decorate a small cake.
11734 Grant Road, Cypress • 281-251-9100 • www.showcakeshouston.com
Suzybeez Cakez N Sweetz – Northwest Houston
Located in a busy strip center off FM 1960, Suzybeez has a wide selection of regular cupcakes, in addition to cheesecake cupcakes, which come in several flavors. Red velvet, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, Italian cream cake and chocolate ding a ding cupcakes are made fresh daily at Suzybeez, and seasonal and specialty flavors such as cotton candy, honey bee and Mexican chocolate are also available upon request.
12914 FM 1960 W., Houston • 281-807-5777 • www.suzybeez.com
Treat! Cupcakes – Northwest Houston
Located in Vintage Park, this cupcake bakery is the perfect stop after a long day of shopping. Treat! offers more than a dozen original flavors, ranging from white velvet to confetti to key lime. They even offer pupcakes, or cupcakes made for dogs. Treat! also has daily specials, which range from the cherry bomb—chocolate cake filled with cherry jam and topped with cream cheese frosting, ganache and a cherry—to salted caramel, which includes chocolate cake filled with salted caramel, vanilla butter cream frosting and caramel drizzle.
126 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston • 281-251-0016 • www.treat-cupcakes.com