While this morning may have been rainy and gross, we’ve had some uncharacteristically warm and sunny weather for the winter. On one of these amazing days I found myself out of the office on a work assignment in Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor.
(Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor – I’m not sure why this pedestrian was wearing a puffy coat and fuzzy boots, this day didn’t require any heavy winter outerwear. Just look at that crystal clear blue sky!)
Since I was in the area I finally decided to head to the Harborplace’s Light Street Pavilion and check out Ooh La La Cupcakery.
The Light Street Pavilion is currently undergoing major renovations. Right now, there are only a few shops located at the same end as Ooh La La Cupcakery. Not only does this location place them somewhat off the radar, but their website is currently “under construction” and their Facebook page is not updated very often either. Because of this, I often forget they are located in the Inner Harbor, even though they’ve been there since March 2010.
I was a bit disappointed at the service that day. There were only about four people in the shopping center (including myself) and the young man behind the counter was less than eager to help me. He wasn’t totally rude, he just wasn’t overly friendly either. I actually saw two girls walk away becuase he was too busy talking to someone in the kitchen area to notice them standing there.
I knew that I would be getting more cupcakes the very next day, so I limited my choice to one: the Sweet Potato. The cupcakes are on the small side but only $2.70 a piece (I was later corrected because I could have sworn I paid $3.50 for it…)
(Sad smooshed frosting… No cupcake should ever treated in such an abusive way.)
After returning to the office I was anxious to see how this costly little treat tasted.
After my first bite, I knew it was worth every penny. I forgot all about the sub-par service and it being shoved in a bag. It was as if none of that happened. This cupcake was REALLY good. The cake was unbelievably soft and the frosting was super creamy. It was a little more buttery than I typically like on its own, but with the well seasoned sweet potato cake, it worked perfectly.
I look forward to my next visit to the Inner Harbor. I will never again forget that Ooh La La Cupcakery is there and I plan to visit them whenever I find myself in that area.
– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Stacy (Baltimore, MD)
Cupcake abuse made me lol! I hope you get better service next time you go! I would spend that much on a cupcake BUT if I had terrible service I wouldn’t do it again.
I hope so too! Since I’m not in the Inner Harbor much, and this one cupcake was SO GOOD, I can overlook the bad service the first time around. And now that I think about it, when I called to get their exact location, the girl who answered was really nice. So they are 1 for 1. 😉
That’s a real shame about the service, especially the lost business because of it!
I’d say that $3.50 is my max. I may have paid more in Vegas, but at the time I figured that it was Vegas so more pricy. And they ended up only being okay vs. others I found there that where in the $3.50 range. So probaly won’t pay more again.
I agree! When you are at the end of the shops that are almost empty, I would imagine that every sale would count!
And, I agree. I think $3.50 is my max too. The fancy cupcakes at Touché Touchet are $3.50 but you get 2 servings out of them! And they have fillings!
Thank you for visiting our shop. I am the owner and I take all feedback very serious. I have shared this blog with the young man you are referring to and I hope you will revisit and have a different experience. I am a little confused because the price of our cupcakes are $2.70 a piece. Could you please make that correction in your blog? I am, however, glad that you enjoyed our products and hope that you will return. The pavilion is still under construction until June though.
Hi Keara! Thanks for your response! I’ve updated the blog to reflect the price. I’m not sure how that happened as I take detailed notes on the day I visit cupcake shops. Also, thank you for showing this to that young man. I hope to visit again soon, and will be sure to write a new review, hopefully reflecting the improved service. 🙂 Your cupcake was delicious and I look forward to my next visit!
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