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“Another local option for different desserts is Tee and Cakes. Though the shop is mostly known for its cupcakes, it also offers a handful of holiday pies. The list includes the traditional pumpkin and bourbon pecan pies, but it also has a twist with the Maple Chocolate Bacon Pecan and Salted Caramel Apple.”
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Photos by Gia Canali Photography.
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Photo by Audrey Hannah.
Click HERE to see more pictures. Tee & Cakes did not do the cake on this one, but the macarons and cupcakes.
“Frosting out of a can? Get outta my face.”
Here’s a nice blog post from a very nice customer of ours:
Please know that if there is one thing that is true about me it is that I do not exaggerate when it comes to cake. I take cake very seriously. I am a very harsh critic when it comes to this topic and I have high expectations. Call me a food snob if you like, but I am at the point now where there is no way I will waste calories on supermarket cake. Frosting out of a can? Get outta my face.
For cake to truly earn my praise, it must be the perfect textural combination of soft, fluffy, dense, and spongy. To be dry, would be death. It must have a delicate crumb but not be insubstantial and airy. Further, I require the appropriate cake to frosting ratio. The frosting must never ever contain shortening or margarine. It cannot be grainy or so saturated with powdered sugar that it tastes like sidewalk chalk…or that’s exactly where I’ll send it. To the curb, man!
There are a few places in this country that I’ve found absolutely lovely cake, and I intend to devote a blog post to each one… starting with my nearest and dearest. There is one place that I refer everybody to for the best cake in town…nay, the state!
Tee & Cakes; Boulder, CO. http://www.teeandcakes.com/blogosphere/
There are so many things to love. I’ve been a faithful patron since they first opened their doors and am very much impressed by their consistency. The quality never disappoints. I’m positive there have been changes in staff, but you’d never be able to tell. Always the same ~ always delectable!
The buttercream is a gift. Sugar and butter whipped into a frenzy – it is light and sweet like a perfect little kiss! Whether it be vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coconut, or mint, it’s not overpowering and a perfect complement to the cake it is matched with.
The cake is rich and flavorful, but that’s not to be confused with “heavy.” It’s everything you want it to be. The satisfaction achieved when sinking my teeth into it is akin to… well, definitely more than a little kiss! The all-natural diary products have to be a contributing factor as much as the chef’s 10+ years of experience.
Tee & Cakes is the brainchild of graphic designer Brian Wood and Chef Kim Boos, hence the “tee” and “cakes.” She’s the genius in the kitchen and he’s the clever guy who creates all the fabulous apparel for sale in their store front. Every day, you can find about 8-12 flavors of cupcakes in the case (provided they haven’t run out!). Trust me, there is something for everyone!
There are traditional flavors like white on white, triple chocolate, coconut, carrot, yellow with fudge, and red velvet. If you travel slightly off the beaten cupcake path (which, trust me, is well-worn), you’ll find cookies n’ cream, Coca-Cola, strawberry milkshake, and hautestess. These flavors are not what you’d expect. Flavors like these could easily taste “artificial,” but no. They taste well-rounded … they taste just wonderful! The difficulty of picking a flavor is second only to that of limiting myself to just one cupcake. Or two.
The decoration is simple. These gateaus don’t need to be dressed up with gaudy embellishments. The special occasion cakes are chic and unexpected. They are close to familiar but with a unique twist. I especially love the extra tall layer here and there. There’s a special sense of personality here. Kim and Brian’s style and undeniable hip-ness manage to come through every little thing that sails out of the oven and flies out that door.
Celebratory days, rainy days, paydays, Wednesday, any days…I will be at Tee & Cakes and I will be satisfied.
When Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program Coordinator, contacted us a few weeks ago to do a cupcake and beer pairing it was one of those moments when you can say, “damn, I love my job.” As a group of 5 we ate 18 cupcakes and made a good sized dent in a very large supply of strong beer (see photo). The result was a pretty cool experience of really thinking about what you are eating and drinking more as a cohesive marriage of taste, texture and compatibility. The pairings, while they almost always went well, sometimes surpised you in a very cool way. And, as Andy mentioned during the tastings the “Ah, Ha!” flavor combinations that seemed to arrive once a certain cupcake and beer were paired up together. All this hard work of eating cupcakes and drinking really great beer led Andy to come up with this article on Craftbeer.com. As an avid beer drinker I can say that we’re super proud and excited to be included in this article. Long live independent beer and cupcakes!
Photos by Tee & Cakes
Sweet Stuff: Tee & Cakes’ Strawberry Milkshake Cupcake
Yes, cupcakes have been done a million times, but now and then one comes along that deserves some extra attention. For me, that special treat is Tee & Cakes strawberry milk shake delight.
Located just off Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall, the bakery/cafe churns out perfect handheld sweets with smooth icing. The strawberry milk shake cupcake is made with puréed strawberries, which infuse it with an authentic, summery flavor. But what makes it especially good is the vanilla-like taste of the strawberry-buttercream icing in every bite—a true milk shake flavor. Topped with a cute cookie straw, it even looks like a mini milk shake. Stick it in the fridge or freezer to get that cold shake feel.
Tip: Tee & Cakes is a great spot for an easy weekend breakfast, with a selection of pastries and fresh cups of Novo Coffee.
1932 14th St., Boulder, 720-406-7548 || Read the post HERE.
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