Among other fun weekend events, Matt, Mazen and I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening for Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe here in Cville.
The shop has been open for over a month, but this was a cupcake + sweets celebration grand opening of highest quality. I didn’t know what to expect, so when I walked in to see trays of cupcakes in every corner I nearly fainted with excitement.
Pearl’s feels like a darling bakery from yesteryear in the most charming way possible. I felt a little like one of the women in Mad Men surrounded by pastels and a vintage flair.
The opening had an entire table of savory foods for guests, but I had my eye on the cupcakes from the moment I walked in.
Plus other fun bites like the most colorful macarons I’ve ever seen
Clockwise from 12 (I hope I get these right…) (Look at all of the specialty flavors here!)
Champagne with Champagne Frosting \\ Black and White \\ Raspberry \\ Chocolate Mint \\ Mocha \\ Lemon with lemon curd
I shared the above halvsies with Matt plus a few more bites from the macaron table.
What made Pearl’s cupcakes extra special was that some of them were stuffed!!! Here’s the inside of the lemon ‘cake. I’m not sure I could name a favorite because I’m sure it would change depending on my mood, but I really liked the mint and the champagne.
There were also gluten free and vegan options, which I had to try for research purposes. Obviously.
The gluten-free cupcakes were just as good as the regular (because we all know the frosting is the best part!) and the vegan ones, while not quite as good as classic buttercream, would be an amazing treat for anyone who doesn’t want to eat butter.
The owners were as sweet as the cupcakes themselves. Can’t wait to go back to try more flavors!
We ended up calling cupcakes dinner (along with the savory foods we had first). Delicious day!