I've been trying to hit all the cupcake bakeries in Tampa recently, but I've found myself truly overwhelmed. There are a great deal more bakeries than I ever expected.
Recently I got to taste a red velvet cupcake from Alessi Bakery in south Tampa. I've had their carrot cake before and had to admit, even though I'm not a huge carrot cake fan, I was impressed! I was excited to finally taste the red velvet, and it did not disappoint.
The cupcake itself was moist and light. The cake was very airy and had a light chocolate flavor I like in a traditional red velvet cupcake. I would have liked more of a cocoa flavor though. The cream cheese frosting was smooth and creamy and delicious! I was so happy.
The cupcake looked like it had been through a bit, the decorations were smudged and the frosting was a little mushed but that didn't take away from the flavor.
On to the next bakery in Tampa!
Cake: moist, airy, light chocolate flavor
Icing: smooth, creamy, cream cheese flavor
Decorations: simple sprinkles
Overall Rating: 8/10
Website: Alessi Bakery