Over Memorial weekend we went to Idaho Falls, ID to visit and decorate the graves of loved ones. During the trip I planned to make a quick stop by two cupcakeries - Vintage Cupcake Co. in Ogden, UT and The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe in Idaho Falls, ID.
First stop was Vintage Cupcake Co. in Ogden, UT. They are located at 470 24th Street and specialize in cupcakes and vintage decor. The shop was completely decorated in vintage decor - it was darling. It was really hard to make a decision because they had so many delicious flavors to choose from and they were all decorated so beautiful. I finally chose the BTA cupcake (Better Than Anything - chocolate cake soaked in S&D milk and butterscotch and topped with whipped cream and toffee) and my husband had the Cotton Candy (see below). The cupcakes were divine. They were not overly sweet, the cake was moist, and the frosting was really unique.
The next day we stopped at The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe at 2545 South 25th East in Idaho Falls, ID. They also have locations in Rexburg, ID and Provo, UT. I had the Grasshopper, my Mom had the BTW (Better Than Whatever), and my husband had the Vanilla Bean. All three cupcakes were delicious! The frosting was so good and the cake was very moist. I also really loved the "cafe" feel. It's the kind of place you want to hang out and enjoy a cup of coffee and a cupcake while catching up on your favorite blogs and websites using their free Wi-Fi.
The Cocoa Bean Cafe
To our surprise, just a couple doors down from The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe we discovered a new cupcakery, The Cupcake Factory. Located at 2631 South Hitt Road, Idaho Falls, ID. They specialize in square gourmet cupcakes. This time I ordered the S'mores cupcake, my mom had the cheesecake, and my husband had the BTA (Better Than Anything). I couldn't believe all three cupcakeries we stopped at had BTA cupcakes. I have heard of the BTA cake (aka BTW or BTS cake) but have never seen this flavor at a cupcake shop before. I really liked the cake but wasn't totally in love with the mousse frosting or marshmallow glaze. We thought the cupcakes were okay. (7/27/11 Update: On our last trip to Idaho Falls we noticed that The Cupcake Factory is no longer in business.)
The Cupcake Factory
The next night we went out to dinner and found yet ANOTHER cupcake shop in Idaho Falls. Who knew Idahoan's loved cupcakes as much as Utahan's? It was called Love At First Bite. Sadly it was Sunday and they were closed. We stopped by again on our way out of town Monday (Memorial Day) and they were closed for the holiday. We will stop again in July on our way to Yellowstone and let you know how it was. (7/27/11 Update: We finally got to visit Love At First Bite. Read my review, here.)
Overall we all loved The Cocoa Bean Cupcake Cafe cupcakes the best, with Vintage Cupcake Co. coming in a close second.