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Monday, August 17, 2009

Retro Bakery - Las Vegas, NV

I spent last week in Las Vegas, NV with my husband and I *KNEW* that one stop that needed to be made was at Retro Bakery. Boy, did it NOT disappoint!



Just about 20 minutes from The Strip in Vegas, Retro Bakery is located just off the highway in a quaint little shopping center. I was greeted by a super cute, super friendly bundle of joy named Kari. I had tweeted to her (@RetroBakery) earlier that morning that I was going to be stopping by that day, but I wasn't sure if she had checked her Twitter or not, so I didn't mention right away who I was. But... eventually it all came out who I was and how I came to land at the Retro Bakery that day!

Ok... now the cupcakes. I should have taken a picture of the display case. There were so many delicious cupcakes to choose from, it was very hard to pick. My husband and I decided we'd each pick two.



I chose the Peanut Butter Cup (Chocolate cake topped with peanut butter buttercream and dark chocolate shavings) and the Cinnamon Toast (vanilla cake topped with cinnamon buttercream dusted with cinnamon and sugar) cupcakes while my husband chose the Cotton Candy (Vanilla cake topped with pink cotton candy buttercream and blue glitter sugar) and the Creamsicle (Vanilla cake topped with a vanilla/orange swirl buttercream).

The tag line on the bakery's business card is "It's All About the Buttercream" and they aren't kidding!! The buttercream on these cupcakes was TO. DIE. FOR. Creamy, flavorful, smooth... it just rolled across my tongue with each bite. Each buttercream flavor was distinctly the flavor it said it was going to be. So when I bit into the peanut butter... it actually tasted like peanut butter. Most suprpisingly, the cotton candy buttercream tasted exactly like cotton candy!!

As I look back, I wish I would have tired one more cupcake with a different base flavor. We had three with vanilla and one chocolate. The chocolate was so delish... most and chocolatey!! Yummm!! I gotta give it to the vanaill though... because it was by far the BEST vanilla cupcake I have EVER tasted! It was dense, but not mushy, springy and moist, full of flavor and baked PERFECTLY. I could have eaten those vanilla cupcakes alone if the buttercream had not been so heavenly!

So thank you to Kari for being so sweet when we came to visit!! And thank you to Retro Bakery for making such delicious cupcakes!! I can't wait to get back to Las Vegas to try four more flavors!

143 comments. Add yours here!:

Ms Cupcake said...

I've been in Vegas 6 times in the past two months for work and never manage to get over to Retro because of my schedule. I can't wait to try the donut cupcake and the cotton candy cupcake. Glad you enjoyed them.

Dropping in from sits. Make it a great day!

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake

Robin said...

Oh my goodness.....
It's 4:58 am and I haven't had breakfast yet. Guess whose hungry now? :-D

Have a beautiful cupcake-alicious day.

robynxx said...

Oh god. those look like absolutely heavenly cupcakes. WANT.

bahaha.

stopping by from SITS :)

The Dapper Darling said...

SITS! Yeah! Your cupcakes look amazing, I think I just drooled on my keyboard! Keep em coming!

badmommymoments said...

I'm drinking my coffee and wishing I had that chocolate cupcake. Or the Cinnamon Toast one...mmmmmm...

Congrats on the Featured Blog!

JennyMac said...

Those look too good to be true! :)
Happy FB on SITS.

The Blonde Duck said...

There is not even enough icing on there for me to be delighted. I like an obscene amount.

Happy SITS day!

scrappysue said...

i'm drooling!!!

Robin said...

Okay...so I have been reading through all your old posts, drooling over your cupcakes, taking notes and have book-marked your blog. I thought in turn I would share something with you......
I have this favorite site where I buy these adorable cupcake liners. You may already know of them or maybe you have a better sourse, but just incase....
http://www.fancyflours.com/cgi-bin/fancyflours/index.html

And thanks for sharing so much fun

Yaya said...

Oh yum!

AK said...

Hey..That looking super delicious..!!Keep up the good work.

parentingBYdummies said...

Cool! Now I'll know where to eat off my hangover when I'm in Vegas for SITScation! Woohoo?!

Caroline Alexander said...

Oh my those look really good! Stopping by from SITS!

Jennifer

delightfullysweet said...

Dropping by from SITS!

Those look amazing! Now I want cupcakes...

leigh said...

Man...those look heavenly!

Just stopping by from SITS to say hi!

XO
Leigh

Christina said...

Those look delicious! I am so jealous!

Happy SITS day!!

Christina
mamafabulous.blogspot.com

Ms. Wanda said...

Ok, I'm so wanting a cupcake right now, yikes!!! As I scrolled down and saw all the yummy photo's my stomach started to growl! Just stopping by from SITS:) Congrats on being featured!

quid said...

They looked delicious! I'm living vicariously through your cupcakes.

Dropping in from SITS.
quid

quid said...

They look delicious! I'm living vicariously through your cupcakes!

Dropping in from SITS...

quid

Mountain Woman said...

Dropping by from SITS. I would have had to have one of each cupcake. The pictures were fabulous and now I'm starving.

Kari said...

Ok, my mouth is watering. That peanut butter cup looks fantastic!

Christina Lee said...

oh yum-just what I need this AM- Happy SITS day!

Tammy Howard said...

These look amazing!

Enjoy your SITS day!

Jennifer Juniper said...

This is funny, because I just read another review of this same place on another blog. Sounds like heaven!

Lizz said...

Sometimes I just want to sit down with a bowl of buttercream and a spoon. Is that wrong?

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Oh wow. I love your blog. What could be happier than cupcakes?!

Momma G.Love said...

You are my new best friend! I love cupcakes and I love your blog!

Happy SITS day!

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

pleasestickitinthefridge.blogspot.com

Anna said...

Those look really amazing. If we ever make it to Vegas, that will definitely be on my list of places to stop.
Have a happy SITS day!!!

Mel said...

Oooohhhhh, they're so pretty! I'd have a hard time eating them because they're so pretty.....:), but they do look really delish!

Reluctant Housewife said...

They look delicious! That's a lot of buttercream on them... But, you know, in a good way.

Kirsten said...

Here for SITS Monday! OMG those cupcakes look phenomenal. Wish I lived in Vegas only for the cupcakes though.

Connie Weiss said...

I love seeking out little bake shoppes! I recently drove 80 miles for a cupcake....

Happy SITS Day!

laurenfromtexas said...

now I'm STARVING :) Happy Monday and Happy SITS day!

Superjaxster said...

These look awesome! I really want to lick that frosting on the Cinnamon Toast!

Shanda said...

You chose well with the Peanut Butter Cup! I would have chosen that myself! Happy SITS day!!

Dori said...

Oh I wish I had a cupcake right now :-)

Dropping by from SITS. Have a great day!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

How in the world could you choose? MY WORD! Those look de-lish!

Happy SITS Day to you!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Stopping by from SITS! I love your blog. Too cute!! :) I had to sign up to Follow!

Kristin said...

Those look great. I wish I was closer to Las Vegas. Maybe someday.

Emma said...

Oh My! Those cakes look lovely.. Almost inspires me to get in the kitchen and get the baking trays out!! :)x

Eclipsed said...

Stopping by from SITS...those cupcakes look so stinking good. This is not the way to start my diet lol

a H.I.T. said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! Buttercup Bakery is only an avenue away from me here in NYC, so needless to say, I make plenty of trips over there :)

confused homemaker said...

Ok, now I want to get on a plane and go get one of these cupcakes. You've won me over I'm a follower, I'm giving into my love of cupcakes.

Carrie said...

Woah-- that peanut butter cup one has my name on it, I think! Now I'm wondering if I need to take another trip to Vegas. ;-)

Dropped by from SITS. Thanks for sharing your cupcake love!

Dee said...

Those look SOOOO yummy!! Congrats on being featured!

mommaof4wife2r said...

creamscicle!!! yummo! count me in! happy fb day!!! enjoy!

mammydiaries said...

Oh you horrible woman!!! I'm in week two of my diet and have lost 2 lbs so far. You are so not helping my cause:) The cupcakes look AMAZING!!! keep up the good work:)

ItsKelly said...

They look delicious! That may alone be worth a trip to Vegas. :)

Stalker v1.5 said...

*drool*

Happy SITS day!!

Life of a Stepmama said...

The peanut butter cup looks amazing!!!! I want to take a trip to vegas just to get one! Love it

Happy SITS day!!

Holly said...

Oh those look delicious!
I hope people say such amazing things about the cupcakes I am making for my cupcake bar I am hosting for my daughter's birthday. It did give me great ideas for the icings.
Congrats on your SITS day!

Sarahlcc said...

Good gracious, I knew I should have eaten breakfast first before checking SITS! Must....have.......cupcake.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Mmmmmmm! Next time I'm in the Vegas hood I'll have to look them up!!

Jules said...

Oh my goodness. How to decide? I'm thinking the peanut butter one..Yummy!

Congrats on your SITS day.

The Double Dipped Life said...

Yum!!

Dropping in from SITS- and a twitter follower! Have a fantastic day!

Beth's Blog said...

Happy sits day!!!!!!

Red Writing said...

This is such a grat idea--using the buttercream to make endless different flavors!

I just love your blog...congrats on being SITS FB today!

Abena said...

Visiting from SITS! Congrats on your SITS Day.

Love your blog. Just tried my hand at some homemade cupcakes on Saturday, could have used your blog then :) They turned out pretty well thought.

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

this is not good for me on a monday morning. I need to eat everything i see as of now.

Carla said...

Happy SITSday!!! I just had to come up and drool over your cupcakes!! What art:)

Ronnica said...

I think I'd take more of ANY of those cupcakes!

Melissa said...

Wow, those cupcakes look amazing! Love your photos and descriptions. I feel like baking now, even though it's about 98 degrees outside and humid!

Jen said...

Visiting from SITS and love your blog. Congrats on your SITS day!

Sara Garcia said...

Dropping by from SITS. Yum! Those look fabulous. Have a great Monday :-)

roadrunner201 said...

Happy SITS day!

My sis is stationed in Vegas. I sure do hate it there, but maybe if I go back to visit again (hope against hope she's restationed by then!) we'll have to check this great place out.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

HMMMM I knew there was a reason I started my (millionth) diet today .. probably looking at cupcakes first thing in the morning was NOT a good idea! YUMMMY!

Cameron said...

Happy SITS day! These cupcakes are making me hungry! Love the photos!!!
Cheers!
Conquer The Monkey
common sense advice for a complicated world

Michelle said...

Oh man, that looks good.

bluecottonmemory said...

What yum-looking cupcakes! Congratulations on your SITS day in the spotlight!

Rbarakat said...

Yum! I am going to have to check it out next time I go to Vegas!

cocoamommy said...

Congrats on being SITS featured blog. Cupcakes are my kids' favorites. If you are ever in the Philly area visit Gourmet Cupcakes http://cupcakesgourmet.com/. The mini cupcakes are amazing, the icing both buttercream and chocolate is to die for and the varieties are endless.

Brittany said...

Stoppin in from SITS! The peanut butter cup looks oh so amazing!!

Helene said...

This is the first time I've heard of this bakery!!! The cupcakes look like they are to die for!!! My dad's in Vegas so I'll have to ask him to stop by and check them out!

Congrats on your SITS day! I've bookmarked your blog and added myself to your follow list! I'm a wanna-be baker so I have a feeling I'll learn a lot from you!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhh, the peanut butter cup. I'm drooling!! Happy SITS day!

foxy said...

what a cool place! will TOTALLY have to visit the next time we go...

happy day to you, SITSta!

Marrdy said...

Those are some mighty fine looking cupcakes!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Brandie said...

Happy SITS day! Your blog is just too cute:)!

It's All Good said...

uh, YUM! I want some! Happy SITS FB day, lovin the yummy posts!

GreedyGirl said...

Hi Dropping in from SITS, the cinnamon cupcake looks soooo good. I wish I was closer to vegas

Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

Very yummy shots! I hope you enjoyed your stay in my fair city!

R. Wallis @ TrueBeauty said...

Stopping by from SITS! Those cupcakes look simply divine!

roy/elisabeth dean said...

I am still trying to perfect my cupcakes! I keep making up different recipes and they mostly end up in the garbage.
Those Vegas cupcakes look fantastic!
♥,Lilly

PS....I saw cupcake bandaids this weekend and thought of you!

Jodie said...

My sister in law was recently in Vegas and she stopped by the Retro bakery and loved their cupcakes as well. Maybe if I ever get to Vegas one day I will have to stop by and get some cupcakes!

Days of Whine & Noses said...

WOW! Those look fantastic!

Stopping by from SITS!

Jennifer said...

oh those cupcakes look amazing! yummy. Happy SITs day.

Hannah said...

My mouth was watering as I looked at your cupcake pictures...yummmmmm.

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Myztic@FunWithMama said...

visiting from sits, your cupcakes look delicious!

Debbie said...

those cupcakes do look deeelish! Stopping by fro SITS!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Yay!! Love a good cupcake. Stopping from SITS.

Angie Marion said...

Those look soooo good! Stopping by from SiTS! Congrats on your SITS day!

shortmama said...

Oh my good gravy! Creamsicle cupcake?? Yummy! I have got to check out some more on your site! Stopping in from SITS

Farmgirl Paints said...

OH MY GOSH! I am such a cupcake freak. This about did me in. They were just beautiful. I'll have to remember that for the next trip to Vegas:)

ldsmommyof12 said...

My daughter goes to Vegas a lot from Lake Havasu. I will send her to Retro Bakery.

Robin said...

SITS Sista' here...

I love the tagline "Its all about the Buttercream"...that is so clever and cute!

Great, drool-inducing photos!

-robin
www.robingillis.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Oh these are to die for.

Congrats on being the FB at SITS today.

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I love cupcakes...and those look super yummy.

Just stopping by from SITS...and I'm glad, cause I can't eat them, might as well drool over my laptop!

Girl in My Own World said...

There is a shop like that in Hudson Ohio also. They are called Main Street Cupcakes and I know what you mean about the buttercream. So yummy! Those cupcakes looked so yummy (especially the creamcicle). Glad to know that they have shops like that all over. Great post! :o)

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Oh my, is it wrong to be so envious of you?!

WhiteSockGirl said...

Those look so good,.. so good. Now I have some serious cravings.

Have a fab SITs day!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

I'm hopefully headed to Vegas w/my husband in a couple of months, so I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this place. Mmmm. Stopping by from SITS to say hi & congrats on being FB today.

K a b l o o e y said...

Oh my god; I intended to pop over from SITS and say hi, then run in the shower (post gym) but it is now entirely YOUR FAULT that I will be a sweaty, badly-coiffed (like I really care) mess for hours. Because once I started reading (like horny guys read Penthouse -- yup, great articles, and "OH! WERE THERE PICTURES?") your blog, I could not stop.

Frosting and cake. (Insert Homer Simpson groan here.)

Janna Bee said...

Oh my, I am salivating right now! Those look so yummy, I wish I lived near Las Vegas now!

aforestfrolic said...

Oh my goodness, those look de-lish! I've been to Vegas many times but never been there...it'll definitely be on my list for next time.

Jamie :)

Kekibird said...

They look so beautiful and yummy. I'm drooling sitting here but I'm also inspired by the decorative nature of them too.

The818 said...

Happy SITS day! These look amazing!

missy said...

oh my gosh.......yuMmMmmmMM!!!!!
that is all i can say!!!!!!
congrats on your SITS day!!!!!

carma said...

the chocolate looks absolutely divine!!

Connie K said...

Happy FB Day ! From another SITS ! that is so cool you stoped by Retro Bakery! me and my daughter are celebrating our Birthday in Las Vegas in October and i am ordering our cake from there too!!! Anywoo congrats on your special day !! Hugs Connie

Lara said...

That peanut butter cup cupcake looks right up my alley!

Lara said...

That peanut butter cup cupcake looks right up my alley!

Jamie said...

Mmmmm.... this made me hungry!! I love cupcakes! My first visit here - I'll be back! Great blog!

Kim said...

The look so good! Cotton Candy...oh, yeah!

Lacie E. said...

crap I was in vegas two weeks ago how did i miss this!

Kimberly said...

Dropping by from SITS - staying to make myself even hungrier than I already am!!!

Have a great day! Great Blog!

Lamonica Epps said...

The cupcakes you and your husband chose look so delicious. Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

Stopping by from SITS

Jayne @ Misplaced City Girl said...

The cupcakes look really really good. Now I want one. Happy SITS day!

The Hall Family said...

Just reading your blog made my jeans get tighter, but I don't care because I love cupcakes! (and cake, and pie, and cookies...you get the picture.) Have a great SITS day!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Those cupcakes look amazing!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Stopping in from SITS - I'm so wanting a cupcake or two right now! They look delicious. Happy SITS day.

Sarah said...

Those all look so yummy! Happy SITS day!

Blarney said...

Holy sugar frenzy! It's evening here, almost bedtime and something tells me I will be dreaming about cupcakes. My MIL is visiting this week and it has whipped me into a frenzy but I have got to make time to bake cupcakes now ~ damn!
Congrats on your SITSta feature and enjoy reading all the love!

Reeni♥ said...

What delicious cupcakes! I would of headed right for the peanut butter ones! My favorite!

Kimberly said...

Oh, I do need some of those!

Rachel said...

Those are some awesome looking cupcakes!

jori-o said...

Oh goodness....I live only about 10 minutes away from Retro Bakery, and you are tempting me to go have a little snack RIGHT NOW!

Julie @ Little One-of-a-Kind Design said...

holy cupcake batman!!

RebeccaMom said...

these look seriously yummy!

BrnEyedGal said...

Oh wow, I really wish I had one (okay maybe two..LOL) of those delicious looking cupcakes...Yummmm.
Congrats on your SITS day! Enjoy.

Micah said...

MMMM! That made me very hungry! I am a softie for sweets! I can't get enough! By the way, I came here from SITS and this is my first comment via them!

Monique - Resident Mommy said...

This site is dangerous. . .

Mmmmmmm.

Happy SITS day!

InTransitClaire said...

Mmmm buttercream. Now I have a huge cupcake craving, those look amazing!!

-Claire
http://intransitblog.blogspot.com/

Erin Bassett said...

Yum, I'll take a Peanut Butter Cup one...or maybe the Cinnamon Toast one...or maybe....

Happy SITS day!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Congratulations on being the featured blogger. When I am in Las Vegas for the SITScation in October I am definitely making at stop at the Retro Bakery.

You have a very cute blog.

CoffeewithZooly said...

I've just had lunch and thought I was full. But maybe I can fit one in - but which one !

Ms Dragonfly said...

now, i mean this in a good way. i'm glad you are not near me!! i've managed to lose 25lbs. this year and your cupcakes would turn the dial UP!

omg, they look good! now if you were like 30-40 mls away i could handle that. close make a trip when i'm having incurable cravings but far enough to keep me from buy 20 a day.

sorry, i'm just a motor mouth tonight. :)

crunkyjens said...

Followed the link on SITS to your blog!! I will have to remember that cupcake store next time I am in Vegas! Just looking at the pictures of the ones you got makes my mouth water!

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Mom of Three said...

Happy FB day! Your cupcakes are making me hungry.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Oooh! What a sweet way to start the morning! I'm popping over from SITS a day late. Hope you enjoyed your Saucy day!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh, wow. SO yummy looking. I'm a huge cupcake fan, so I'm following you now! :D

Tiaras said...

oh I have never heard of this place- looks divine!

Ella @ Goodie Links said...

This is the best shop ever! I live here in Vegas and I can confirm the craziness they make my brain do. I live clear across town and I make the trip because they are so yummalicious!!

Great post! I came over from "The Secret is in the Sauce" .

Michelle (hometc) said...

I think I saw these guys on the local news one day. Since I live here, I better go over there and try them out!

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Stopping by from SITS!

Those cupcakes look terrific!
Trying to follow you & Retro Bakery on Twitter but coming up empty on the links!