Yes... it's another cupcake review! Allie and I were in Fredericksburg doing some shopping and couldn't help but notice Sweet Reasons tucked into a strip of the Central Park shopping metropolis. When we stopped in to satisfy our mid-afternoon sweet tooth, Sweet Reasons was packed! I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in the flavor selection, having seen their Facebook page which mentioned such past selections as: caramel macchiato, bananas foster, strawberries & champagne, and the boss hog (a maple brown sugar cake with bacon!). The weekly specials when we visited were much less inventive and included hot chocolate, blueberry pancake, and cinnamon roll. Regardless, we made our selections and settled in at a high-top table to indulge ourselves.
I opted for the turtle cupcake... a chocolate cake with caramel center, pecans, and chocolate buttercream frosting. The cake itself was really moist and tasty, thanks in large part to the perfectly salty caramel sauce poured down the middle. The pecans added a nice crunch and the chocolate buttercream was smooth and delicious. Allie went with the cookies and cream cupcake. In case you couldn't guess, that's a vanilla cake with pieces of Oreo in it and topped with vanilla buttercream. Allie's cake wasn't quite as moist as mine, but certainly wasn't dry by any means. She enjoyed the sizable chunks of cookie (and Oreo cream filling!) in the cupcake, but felt that the cupcake as whole was just a touch too sweet.
Even though Sweet Reasons' cupcakes (like those from Sweethaus) don't beat our all-time favorites from Bubblecake in Roanoke, they are definitely not a fad that's going out of style anytime soon. And always remember - Love thy cupcake!
Overall Impression: Really tasty (though not the most unique) cupcakes that we will definitely try again next time we're in Fredericksburg!
Sweet Reasons Gourmet Cupcakes
1672 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401