October 11, 2011

Nashville Cupcakes

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Hello, cupcake!

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Last weekend Jenny and I were in the hoppin’ Music City of Nashville, Tennessee for the Food Blog Forum seminar. The Food Blog Forum was such a fun conference – great people, great speakers, great events – I always learn so much and feel so motivated after attending blogging conferences. If you ever get the chance to go, do it! I think the next Food Blog Forum is in Orlando in March.

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

You know Jenny and I can’t get together without finding cupcakes! Can I just say I absolutely love this girl? On Sunday we went on the hunt for some Nashville cupcakes and found our way to The Cupcake Collection.

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

This was a cozy little bakery and they had some delicious cupcakes.

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

First up is their original sweet potato cupcake with cream cheese frosting. If you’re a fan of carrot cake, you’ll love this cupcake!

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Personally I’m a tried and true buttercream gal myself, and this chocolate buttercream spoke to me. So fudgy. So buttery. Loved it!

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Oh how fun is this Snickerdoodle cupcake? It’s a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream topped with a crunchy, sugary, cinnamon topping. Great texture on this cupcake.

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

And oh yes. My favorite. Vanilla cupcake with fluffy vanilla buttercream. Glorious. A vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream is my favorite cupcake of all time, and the standard to which I judge all cupcakes. And this was an excellent vanilla cupcake.

The Cupcake Collection | Nashville, TN

Oh so soft and fluffy. I could eat a dozen of ya.

And since I drove to Nashville, will someone please remind me why I didn’t bring a whole box home? That’s a puzzler for sure.



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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 11, 2011 at 2:23 am

I love all the cupcakes and where ever you go, I always know that you will be shooting cupcakes, i.e. San Diego, LA area, NYC, etc…and I love them all! Except Mexico, dont think you shot cupcakes on that trip? :)

I heard that Todd & Diane did a workshop at FBF. That alone would have been worth the trip!

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KunstStücke October 11, 2011 at 3:34 am

I`m so happy, that I`m not alone:
Taking pictures of everything eatable…
My husband and my kids are often asking, if I`m ready now – Can we eat???
We don’t have that much cupcake bakeries in Germany, so I`m glad to take a small look in your world…Thanks a lot…
From overseas

Tanja
Hope I didn`t make too many grammar mistakes…

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MacLeod House October 11, 2011 at 3:38 am

Lawsy. After reading your food posts, I get the darndest cravings. Right now I’m mentally checking my baking cupboard, wondering if I have all the ingredients to make vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting – I’m keen to try out that cinnamon/sugar topping…

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Dora October 11, 2011 at 5:01 am

They seem delicious, as it happens always with your food photography!:-)
Once this summer, I tried to bake some myself, but the frosting recipie was not good and it didn’t come out as planned. Next time I’ll post pictures and try a different recipie!:-)

Hugs from Athens,
Dora

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

Well well, the hubs and I will just HAPPEN to be on a major road trip next month with a stop through in Nashville to and fro. Guess where I’ll be going!? (So glad to see someone else who uses the vanilla/vanilla cupcake to judge all others as well!)

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Dalai Lina October 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

I LOVE Nashville (and cupcakes) glad you had fun!

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Jessica October 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

Cake is my favorite sweet treat – over any other. Your pictures are making my mouth water! If I could have anything, I would choose a vanilla cake/cupcake with fluffy vanilla buttercream. Mmm, my little piece of heaven. Most people I know think it’s dull and they like things like chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, or chocolate with chocolate. I’m glad to learn I’m not the only one who enjoys the simple things. :-)

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Liz October 11, 2011 at 8:47 am

YUMM! I wish I could eat my screen! :)

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Suzanne Shepherd October 11, 2011 at 8:48 am

Love your last line on this post…. “Will someone remind me why I didn’t bring a whole box home?” Yes, I will! Because you are one smart cupcake yourself and knew the box might be empty by the time you got home. And everyone knows that eating cupcakes and driving is just as risky as driving while using your cell phone! ;)

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Lori @ RecipeGirl October 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

I would have been all over those Snickerdoodle cupcakes!~ Pretty cupcake pics, as usual My Dear!

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Urban Wife October 11, 2011 at 9:16 am

The sweet potato cupcake looks amazing! I might need to bake some up, stat.

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Suzanne October 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

I live in Nashville and those are some of the best cupcakes around! I need to get in the know about these Food Blog Seminars! Which hotel did you stay in?

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Malia October 11, 2011 at 9:56 am

Y’all chose the BEST place to get cupcakes! I love me some Cupcake Collection! And the sweet potato cupcake is definitely my favorite. I’ve not tried the Snickerdoodle one yet, need to get on that!

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Bev Weidner October 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

Open mouth, insert EVERY SINGLE CUPCAKE.

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Jessica October 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

Looks like you girls had a blast! I love all those photos….makes me crave a cupcake for breakfast! …wait who am I kidding? I am always craving cupcakes for breakfast! :-D

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Lisa H October 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

There’s one other little gem of a cupcake place that you missed…..Dulce! They have flavor combinations that make my heart sing! They really make all their creations with love!

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Amanda October 11, 2011 at 11:48 am

They were closed on Sunday! Bummer! We’ll definitely check them out next time :)

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Lesley October 11, 2011 at 11:56 am

I am SO SO glad you found Cupcake Collection. They’re the best in the city. In fact, I was talking about them Saturday morning at FBF and raging against the local big franchisor, GiGi’s cupcakes, which we have re-dubbed “Chi-Chi’s Crisco Cupcakes.” They are terrible. Life’s too short to eat a bad cupcake.

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JulieD October 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I would love to try that snickerdoodle cupcake too! It was great to see you again, Amanda! I loved FBF! :)

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Jenny Flake October 11, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Oh how I love our cupcake hopping. Wish we had time for a few more in Nashville, but sounds like we picked the perfect spot if we just had time for one :) Until next time girl!! xoxox

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Caitlin October 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I love all your cupcake posts – they make me want to seek out cupcake places whenever I’m traveling :). I’m live pretty close to Nashville so I’m definitely going to check out these cupcakes next time I’m in town. Yum!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Yes indeed, why didn’t you bring home a box?! I’d have been in cupcake heaven there, looks really tasty.

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Cookin' Canuck October 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm

You two always find the best little bakeries. It looks as though you scored again!

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Haley Bragg October 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Cupcake Collection is GREAT, but you also need to try Ivey Cake next time you’re in town. I didn’t know a cupcake could be that good.

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Annie October 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm

here i am in nashville, and never tried cupcake collection. dang! and…wish i could have seen you ’round town too! that would have been fun! glad you enjoyed nashville. come back anytime!

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 11, 2011 at 3:38 pm

what a fun post! It was awesome to see you in Nashville! Loved it!

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Melissa October 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I’ll have to check this out next time I’m in Nashville. I have family there and don’t get there as often as I used to. I enjoy your emails and seeing all the places you’ve visited. My favorites were when you were out west esp. Washington State because we lived there for 17 years and our two youngest sons were born there (they’re now 20 and 21 y/o). :)

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Kelly October 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Cupcake Collection is the BEST in Nashville by far!!! I love them so much! My all time favorite there is Lemon/Strawberry or the plain ole Lemon is great too!! But I will take their plain ole Vanilla any ole day of the week!

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Kelsey October 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

As a Nashvillian, I’ve done my fair share of cupcake tasting and Cupcake Collection is my absolute fave! The Red Velvet is to die for and their frosting to cake ratio is just right. YUM! Glad you got a great taste of Nashville. :)

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Stacey October 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Thanks so much for posting about the Cupcake Collection! I love the cupcakes and the people are great too!

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Angie October 11, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Oh wow!! Thank you so much, I don’t live far from Nashville and I am a BIG fan of cupcakes so I will be checking this out when I go next time!! Thank you so much!!

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Lauren from Lauren's Latest October 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

You girls are always finding the cutest little bakeries! Love it!

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naomi October 12, 2011 at 1:58 am

I love that sweet potato cupcake!

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Chef Dennis October 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Wow, now I have another reason to go to Nashville! Those cupcakes look amazing and your images are stellar!

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Heather Mayberry October 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

i am from nashville, the next time you are there you should try gigi’s. they are amazing! also, there is a truffle shop called the cocoa tree that is worth a visit! it is right next to the germantown cafe that is an awesome lunch spot. i have never commented, but i love your blog. i found it through erin cobb.

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Christy October 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

I am so glad you made your way to Nashville. If you ever make your way back and need tips of where to hit up let me know! Nashville is a great place for great food and as you know, cupcakes! :)

Christy

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Jenni October 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Wow! Yummy… I want one now. I just made Pumpkin Muffins on Sunday. They were good too. I posted the recipe on my blog. I betch’ya we could make those into mini cupcakes with the right buttercream frosting…. gosh now I’m hungry! Always enjoy your posts Amanda! :) {Hugs & Joy}, Jenni

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Elizabeth October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

That sweet potato one looks awesome!!!!

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ChefDad October 12, 2011 at 11:36 pm

That looks like a fun place…I’m hoping to have a trip thru Nashville soon and will check it out.

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victoria October 13, 2011 at 8:54 am

looks yummy…peanuts and candy corn are a great combo, too. Even if the m’s don’t taste like candy corn, you will have to mix peanuts and candy corn together for a great, yummy snack…and go ahead and throw some m’s in there, too!

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Kim Dickerson October 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I have to agree with Haley, who already commented. DEFINITELY check out Ivey Cake. She has the CUTEST little shops….one in historic Franklin and one in Brentwood. Y.U.M. I live in Indiana, but was traveling last Feb, and happened upon Ivey Cake. BEST spontaneous cupcake stop I ever made!

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Melinda October 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Those cupcakes looks amazing! And yes, I think you should have definitely taken home a box! :)

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Sibylle October 15, 2011 at 4:41 am

Looks so yummy!! Great!
Greetings from Switzerland,
Sibylle

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking October 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Oh I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit here. Nashville is a great place to live and to visit!!

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