March 5, 2013

The Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Maria and I met through our blogs almost three years ago at the BlogHer Food blogging conference. We instantly hit it off (perhaps it’s our shared love of all things sweet!) and have kept in touch ever since. We talk almost every day now whether it’s about blogging, husbands, life, or cookies. :) Ever since we first met, Maria has been convincing me that my next bakery tour needs to be in Salt Lake City. Filled with award-winning bakeries, world-renowned chocolate, and some of America’s top pastry chefs, I knew I had to put Salt Lake City at the top of my list. I have been dying to make it happen! Maria knows her sweets and I knew she could take me to all the best places. :)

After my parents and Kevin went home from our ski trip to Deer Valley, I was so excited to be able to stay an extra week with my friend and let the sweet adventure begin.

We went to a new bakery every day, and this post is the first of several chronicling our sugar exploits. Now might be the time to break out the stretchy pants. You’ve been warned. ;)

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Our first stop was The Sweet Tooth Fairy gourmet bake shop. Featured on Rachael Ray, winner of Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”, and acclaimed for her famous “Cakebites,” we got to sit down with sweet owner and self-taught baker Megan Brown in one of the cutest bakeries I have ever visited.

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

How fabulous does this cupcake case look?? :)

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Megan dreams up fun cupcakes in flavor combinations she loves and makes them happen! Talk about a dream job. :)

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

The Sweet Tooth Fairy is more than cupcakes. She’s also got decadent brownies, bars, assorted sweets, her famous cakebites, and soft, chewy cookies topped with frosting. Loved these cute “cupcake” cookies!

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

Perfectly sweet frosted hearts for Valentine’s Day.

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

How fun would it be to open up a box and find these cupcakes inside?? :)

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

All the flavors sounded so delicious and unique. There was no way we could choose just one! :)

One of my favorites was the Strawberry Shortcake cupcake (bottom right). The frosting is flavored with real strawberries and it tastes like a strawberry milkshake! Yum! Also loved the Double Fudge cupcake (top right).

The Junior Mint cupcake (top left) was a special of the month. The frosting tasted just like the middle of a Junior Mint and was dipped in a hard chocolate shell like a dipped cone. Then it was all topped with a little Junior Mint on top. I LOVED the texture of the sweet, soft frosting paired with the crunch of a chocolate shell! All cupcakes need to be made like that. :) Another favorite was the toasted coconut cupcake (bottom left).

Look how massive their cookies are! They take two hands to hold them. :) Love that they are topped with frosting. :) This pink frosting on the cupcake is the strawberry frosting from the Strawberry Shortcake cupcake, and the white is an almond-flavored buttercream like on the vanilla frosted cupcakes.

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

They are so soft and chewy on the inside!

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

The Sweet Tooth Fairy also has the revolutionary “Cupshake” — a cupcake blended with a milkshake! You can pick any cupcake and they will mix it with ice cream to create a perfect cupshake. This decadent combo is a Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella cupcake blended with vanilla ice cream. Mamma mia!

I have now had My cupshake brings all the boys to the yard stuck in my head for over a week.

You’re welcome.

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

But my absolute favorite thing at Sweet Tooth Fairy was their Cakebites! It’s no wonder that’s what they’re famous for! :)

Cupcake Review at Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery

This Salted Caramel Cakebite was absolutely life-changing. Salty, chocolaty, caramely. Perfection. I could eat a whole box of these.

…which is totally what I recommend you do. ;)

Did you know you can order Sweet Tooth Fairy Cakebites online? Megan ships her cakebites daily anywhere in the continental United States. Since she knows you guys love sweet as much as I do (and it’s totally unfair that you have to look at all these pictures and can’t eat them too!), she’s offering three Kevin and Amanda readers a dozen of her famous cakebites so you can have your own cakebite taste-testing party!! :) Yay! You can pick whatever flavors your heart desires. :) View flavors online here.


How to Enter

1. Three lucky winners will receive a gift box containing 12 cakebites in the flavor or flavors of your choice.

2. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment this post. What’s your favorite cupcake flavor combo? What’s a flavor combo you’d LOVE to see in a cupcake?? :)

3. Contest ends Friday, March 8 at 11 pm CST. One entry per person, please. Winners must have a continental US mailing address. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email. Giveaway provided by The Sweet Tooth Fairy.

4. Make sure you check out Maria’s Sweet Tooth Fairy photos and recap of our day and enter her giveaway for another chance to win!


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Thanks so much for looking you guys!! Good luck!! :)


Time’s Up!

The winners of the The Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery Cakebites Giveaway are:

#168 candace: I had an ice cream cone the other day at Jeni’s in Nashville with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream and a scoop of banana cajeta ice cream. The combo was amazing and it made me eager to mix those two flavors together soon when baking!!

#487 Debbie Armend: I am definitely going to have to schedule a trip to Salt Lake City. This bakery looks AMAZING!! Thanks so much for always sharing the sweet treats with us :) You can’t go wrong with Dark Chocolate with Mocha frosting!

#762 Abby: That strawberry frosting sounds incredible!

Congrats winners! I’ve sent y’all an email! :)

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Lori March 5, 2013 at 2:42 am

I think the Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Cupcake sounds delicious!

tammy March 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Oh my goodness! My husband just came back from visiting his mom in SLC….don’t know how he could have missed this place!! I would love an Almond Joy cupcake…..or actually anything with coconut in it!! Will definitely be trying this place out next time I get back to Utah!!

Julie March 5, 2013 at 2:51 am

I am a total chocolate lover but I like a lighter taste for a cupcake and prefer white/yellow cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting. I would love to try some sort of mocha combo though if I were to stumble across a fancy bakery! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kimberly H March 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

Those look incredible! I am a big fan of any chocolate/caramel combo!

Averie @ Averie Cooks March 5, 2013 at 3:08 am

Fave would be dark, rich chocolate with perfectly done rich buttercream. Basic but amazing when done right!

Anne March 5, 2013 at 3:09 am

I’ve had many cupcakes in my day, but my two favorites (I love them equally) was passionfruit (with a passionfruit custard center) that I found in San Francisco and one of the cupcakes Megan made on Cupcake Wars, I think it was sweet potato pie? It was incredible, especially made into a cupshake. I think it should be a daily offering!

Misty March 5, 2013 at 3:10 am

Oooh, I love the Sweet Tooth Fairy! I have a hard time making decisions when it comes to these things, but coconut is always a favorite! Their cake bites are delish!

Deborah Nowland March 5, 2013 at 3:17 am

I would like to try the salted caramel. Mmmm…

TJ March 5, 2013 at 3:22 am

She has my favorite combo, Peanut Butter & Chocolate! Now u got me cravin’, shame on u!

Janice sherlock March 5, 2013 at 3:23 am

Something like a thin mint Girl Scout cookie – chocolate and mint, but not too strong on the mint.

Lisa Langston March 5, 2013 at 3:24 am

Ohhh, the salted caramel cakebit is calling my name!! Also, anything with lemon or coconut!

annette turello March 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

ANY, they all sounds WONDERFUL

B Smith March 5, 2013 at 3:31 am

These seriously look delish!
I am a red velvet girl,myself. But that Junior Mint one really had me going :)

ellen March 5, 2013 at 3:41 am

I would love anything with OREO in it! Or red velvet. Or chocolate mint. Or s’mores anything. Or coconut. Any of the above!

Deborah March 5, 2013 at 3:51 am

My favorite combo will always be chocolate and peanut butter. Something Hawaiian with macadamia nuts would be yummy, too.

Ginny March 5, 2013 at 4:14 am

I think the chocolate peanut butter cupcake looks amazing (I think that’s what it is!) I love anything with cherry so I’d love cherry and dark chocolate or cherry almond. :-)

Christine teal March 5, 2013 at 4:36 am

Man, these look awesome. My fav cupcake mix is plain ole chocolate with caramel buttercream icing and butterfinger sprinkles on top.

Robyn March 5, 2013 at 4:37 am

OMG I love Brownies and they have brownie bars, yum :-) My favorite cupcake flavor combo would be red velvet and lemon? What’s a flavor combo you’d LOVE to see in a cupcake chocolate and bacon :-)

Ann des March 5, 2013 at 4:44 am

I’d love to see white chocolate macadamia nut frosting on either a carrot or fudgey chocolate cake base. All of yours look delicious! Think I’ll order a box of bites for my mother-in-law who turns 90 on April 1st, no kidding! Will also visit your shop when in your area! Thanks!

Keri March 5, 2013 at 4:46 am

My favorite flavor cupcake is chocolate chip cookie dough!

libbywilko March 5, 2013 at 4:48 am

Oh love the look of her brownie bars, yum! I like cookies and cream but I would love to have a lemon meringue cupcake. If I won I would send this as a surprise to my BFF whose is a huge sweet tooth.

Gretta March 5, 2013 at 4:52 am

My all time favorite cupcake is white cake with buttercream frosting. I can try all the others and I can like them as well but I always go back to my white with buttercream!

Vicki Mc March 5, 2013 at 4:54 am

I love a classic red velvet cupcake, but a nutella one sounds amazing!

Lorie-The Peddler March 5, 2013 at 5:01 am

My favorite flavored cupcake combination is lemond-raspberry and as for the cake bites, well a chocolate, caramel, peacan mix would be wonderful.

Tobie H March 5, 2013 at 5:12 am

lemon cake with lemon frosting-yum

Chris March 5, 2013 at 5:14 am

Lemon coconut is my absolute favorite.

Rose March 5, 2013 at 5:15 am

If I win, do I have to share???

Erika March 5, 2013 at 5:24 am

I love a classic vanilla cupcake. But spice and carrot could be tied with vanilla. Oh, and chocolate.

Mindy March 5, 2013 at 5:28 am

I love cupcakes with tons of frosting, so the ones that have a frosting middle are extra awesome to me. I would love to try a cookie-dough cupcake with cookie-dough middle. Yum!!!

Solange March 5, 2013 at 5:30 am

I am not a chocolate fan, so vanilla is the best. Plain vanilla with vanilla frost. Sometimes the classics are just so goooooood. Would love to try vanilla with a dash of pumpkin.

Edward March 5, 2013 at 5:32 am

My wife make cupcakes all of the time out of blueberry muffins. She takes a few frozen blueberries and adds it to vanilla frosting and it turns out being a blueberry muffin cupcake

Kathy F March 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

Even though I love cupcakes and sweets, I don’t like too much at one time. The cupcake bites seem to be just the answer to that. Hope I can win! :)

aidan March 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

I like simple cupcakes, but I also love red velvet.

Ashley March 5, 2013 at 5:35 am

Hmmm, it is so hard to choose one, but I think that a blackberry filled vanilla cupcake with lemon frosting is my favorite. The strawberry shortcake one in your post looks pretty delicious, though!

Carlajinar March 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

I am a sucker for red velvet with cream cheese frosting

Laurie March 5, 2013 at 5:43 am

The chocolate caramel one you showed would be wonderful!

Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife March 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

Salted caramel cake bites?! Hello! My fav cupcake would be something chocolate, or maybe Boston creme. A new flavor idea would be lemon raspberry!

Lisa B March 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

I would love the toasted coconut!
I have a confession…I’ve never had a gourmet cupcake.
Shocking…I know.
Thank you for all you wonderful posts!!

Melissa March 5, 2013 at 5:48 am

Hmmm….cupcake pairing I’d love to see? How about a rum ball cupcake? Chocolate cake, chocolate-rum filling, either a chocolate-rum or rum frosting, topped with chocolate sprinkles and a rum ball!

Karyn March 5, 2013 at 5:49 am

Strawberry Shortcake looks delish! Would love to see a Maple – Bacon Cupcake.

Erin F. March 5, 2013 at 5:52 am

Oh man…. a favorite cupcake flavor???? I guess I would have to go with my current favorite (of this week anyway!) Red Velvet….. Raspberry with white chocolate would be awesome, too! ;)

LisaD March 5, 2013 at 5:59 am

I think the strawberry shortcake sounds heavenly.

Southern Gal March 5, 2013 at 5:59 am

I love the refreshing taste of lemon and blackberry. Reminds me of summertime! Strawberry and key lime would be great, too.

Aimee l March 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Oh my goodness they all look amazing. I love a chocolate-chocolate cupcake. Chocolate and peanut butter is tough to beat too :)

Andrea March 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

The junior mint cupcake sounds like heaven

Linda Mc March 5, 2013 at 6:02 am

My fav is the Salted Caramel Cakebite for sure. I would love to see a Margarita cupcake with a twist of lime – cheers!

Julie M March 5, 2013 at 6:06 am

Oh my goodness, I am drooling. Chocolate chocolate is my favorite, but I don’t discriminate!!

Debbie Cimmino March 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

WOW how to choice … they all look amazing!!!

Kathleen March 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

I would love the Nutella and also strawberry.
They all look delicious!

Stephanie Sullivan March 5, 2013 at 6:12 am

I’m a Red Velvet kind of girl, but would love a Browned Butter Banana with Salted Caramel Frosting and a pinch of SeaSalt!

Diane P. March 5, 2013 at 6:12 am

I definitely love chocolate with a dark chocolate frosting!

Paula March 5, 2013 at 6:16 am

What’s your favorite cupcake flavor combo? Chocolate chocolate

Megan LaBelle March 5, 2013 at 6:16 am

OMG, these look delicious! I love any cupcake that involves chocolate and peanut butter. YUM!!

Marleen March 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

Salted Caramel would be one of my first choices but I would love to try them all! <3

MelyssaMarland March 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

chocolate cake with ganache frosting… but it has to be made perfectly;)

Rachel J March 5, 2013 at 6:19 am

I love vanilla cupcakes with fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting. I would love to see peanut butter and chocolate in a cupcake!

Lori March 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

Chocolate caramel is usually my favorite- but some days its carrot and cream cheese with a little coconut.

Kristin March 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

Wow…I don’t know that I can pick a favorite, but I love dark chocolate, caramel & almonds.

Robert March 5, 2013 at 6:24 am

Cookies & Cream

Carolin March 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

Red Velvet

Rachel March 5, 2013 at 6:26 am

My favorite cupcake combo is good old fashioned chocolate and peanut butter. But that salted caramel cake bite looks amazing!

Denise Wilson March 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate!

Hannah March 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

I love red velvet, but I also love the pancakes and bacon cupcakes I’ve had in the past.

Jeanette March 5, 2013 at 6:30 am

Looks so delicious! I’d have to say my favorite would be salted caramel! YUM!

Sharon March 5, 2013 at 6:30 am

I love chocolate and espresso! They look delicious!

Susan Galasso March 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

I usually go for chocolate, and the pic of the salted caramel had me drooling! But if I had to pick just one flavor as my favorite up til now, it would be my salted margerita cupcake – sweet, tangy with a pinch of salt on top. Yumm!
Susan in PA

Katie March 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

I’m dreaming of the Salted Caramel Cakebite.

Athena R March 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

My favorite cupcake flavor is peanut butter and chocolate. I also love salted caramel cupcakes and orange dreamsicle cupcakes….yum!

Kelly March 5, 2013 at 6:38 am

My favorite cupcake is chocolate with chocolate mocha frosting, and that salted caramel cookie looks delicious. I would create a strawberry shortcake cupcake with fluffy strawberry mousse filling inside a vanilla cupcake with strawberry frosting – yum!

Sara March 5, 2013 at 6:38 am

I am on a total caramell kick so anything with chocolate and caramel sounds delish.

Melissa @ Kids in the Sink March 5, 2013 at 6:39 am

I was thinking chocolate and peanut butter or maybe red velvet and cream cheese. yum!

Dee March 5, 2013 at 6:40 am

I would love to try the salted caramel cake bites & the creme broulee cupcake. I would like to see anything with blackberries.
They all sound delicious!

May March 5, 2013 at 6:43 am

Would love a guava and cream cheese or a mango cinnamon cupcakes.

Emily March 5, 2013 at 6:44 am

I love a classic vanilla cupcake with almond buttercream!

Candice H. March 5, 2013 at 6:44 am

the nutella one sounds devine!! but I would love something with peanut butter and chocolate! mmm love me some reeses!

Allison March 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

My favorite cupcake is Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting!

Chelsi Shultz March 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

The salted caramel would have to be a first pick! A flavor I would like to in a cakebite is Tiramisu, I LOVE Tiramisu!!!! :)

Cinda rank March 5, 2013 at 6:49 am

I would love to taste red velvet cream chees and a chocolate drop inside yum!!! I would love to win!

Brenda March 5, 2013 at 6:49 am

OK, girl, temptreses cupcakes like these are my nemesis, but you can’t actually eat them with your slim figure can you? Oh, why doesn’t broccoli taste like chocolate and chocolate like broccoli?

Brenda March 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

Whoops, I mean temptress, the drooling affected my keypad.

April Murray March 5, 2013 at 6:50 am

Thank you for the deliciously dreamy start to my day! I love a Samoas/Caramel DeLites Cupcake, and those Salted Caramel CakeBites sound to-die-for! Thanks for bringing the yum to my morning! :o)

Nicole S. March 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

I’d love to see a creamsicle-flavored cupcake!

Sherrie March 5, 2013 at 6:57 am

Mmm, mmm, my favorite cupcake would have to be something with chocolate and coffee flavor, maybe even mixed with kahlua (is that how you spell that?)

Cassandra March 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

Peanut butter and chocolate is my favoritteee. And those cupcakes look amazing!

fitzwoman March 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

Too many yummy flavors to pick-love them all!

Lynda March 5, 2013 at 7:01 am

as for a cakebite I have never had a salted carmel anything…and I think a lemon raspberry cupcake would be delish.

Teale March 5, 2013 at 7:03 am

I had a Pumpkin Spice with cream cheese icing cupcake at Magnolia Bakery in NYC. To die for!

Tiffani March 5, 2013 at 7:03 am

I’m not very creative, but as long as it involves chocolate and no peanut butter, I’m good to go.

nicole March 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

I’m always looking for that perfect vanilla cupcake/vanilla frosting cupcake.

Roxanne March 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

Oh my, oh my! I would love each and every one! I’m always a fan of lemon and/or key lime too. : )

Erin Duke March 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

How adorably delicious are those?? I’d have to say my favorite cupcake combo is white chocolate and raspberry, but I’ve yet to find a cupcake I don’t like! :)

Ginger Gilmer March 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

I love a dark rich moist chocolate cake with either mocha or cream cheese icing. Southern living’s picture perfect chocolate cake is the best recipe I’ve found for a moist cake that’s not too dense. Mmmmm

Mary March 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

I love white wedding cake so I know I would love any combination or flavor on a cupcake. Love all the photos of the bakery!

Michelle W March 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

OMG!! Too many goodies to choose! Chocolate hazelnut or toasted coconut or peanut butter & chocolate or. . . !

Cindy March 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

They are all so beautiful and decadent looking. I even love the name of her shop. I’m salivating for the strawberry shortcake cupcake.

Sarah March 5, 2013 at 7:07 am

I’m a chocoholic. Love a good, moist chocolate cupcake – like a Black Magic cake – with a not-too-sweet buttercream frosting. Or cream cheese frosting. Or just whipped cream. Or just a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Ahh! It’s all so delicious. :)

Aimee Porter March 5, 2013 at 7:08 am

My favorite cupcake combo is sweet potato with cream cheese frosting! Divine!

Amy Owen March 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

I think an Almond Joy flavor one would be really good.

I want some of those cake bites!

Carolyn B. March 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

Coconut Lemon sounds DELISH!

BeckyH_in_MA March 5, 2013 at 7:11 am

I am a cake-a-holic. And drooling (literally) over these creations. Favorite? Couldn’t choose until I tried. But I’m not picky when it comes to yummies like this. :)

Anele @ Success Along the Weigh March 5, 2013 at 7:12 am

Vanilla chocolate. It’s the best of both worlds!

As far as what I’d like to see, a chocolate cupcake filled with dark chocolate ganache topped with maple peanut butter frosting and bacon crumbles. You know, a real low cal kind of affair. HA!

Claire F March 5, 2013 at 7:13 am

Oh my goodness!!!!! Such a beautiful bakery!!! One of my future plans/dreams is to get to work in a kitchen and develop new flavor combinations all day long. I would love to work in a text kitchen for recipes or even in a small (but growing!) business like this one. I love the decor, the display, and now have a serious craving for a peppermint patty thanks to that junior mint cupcake! YUM!

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