While I usually turn my nose up at chains, one chain that I can’t seem to get enough of is Gigi’s Cupcakes.
Gigi’s Cupcakes opened up shop in south Overland Park (within walking distance of yours truly’s place) this spring, and I’ve frequented the shop several times to pick up treats for girls’ day, the teacher man and just me. I’ve sampled several different flavors (see my Facebook page to check out more cupcakes), but haven’t forgotten my first cupcake from Gigi’s: Kentucky Bourbon Pie.
Gigi’ Kentucky Bourbon Pie cupcake is a super-sweet bourbon cake loaded with pecans and chocolate chips (Southern dessert staples!). A modest dollop of cream cheese frosting (compared to Gigi’s other cupcakes that boast frosting mountains) covers the cupcakes, and a few more chunks of chocolate and pecans decorate the top. Swirls of caramel and chocolate ganache bind everything together for a sweet sugar rush that is as Southern as…well…Kentucky Bourbon Pie.
If you can handle super-rich, sweet cake, try the Kentucky Bourbon Pie cupcake from Gigi’s. If you’re not a frosting person (I am!), Gigi’a may not be for you — the cake to frosting ratio is 1:2, and the frosting definitely outshines the cake. What keeps me going back to Gigi’s are the interesting flavor combinations, sky-high frosting and seemingly endless supply of cupcakes, even at the end of the day.
Do you have a Gigi’s Cupcakes in your area? What do you think of it? Tell me about your experiences in the comments section.