Neener, neener, neener! My neighborhood has Blue Velvet Cupcakes! I’m so excited to tell you about Blue Velvet Cupcakes. I know Nashville has a lot of great places to buy cupcakes, and one in particular is a favorite of mine, but they aren’t exactly close. You can imagine my glee when Blue Velvet Cupcakes came to my side of town. Yep, that’s right. Antioch has an awesome cupcake place! When I saw the sign, I had to do a double-take. Antioch doesn’t get a lot of love in Nashville because it may not seem as cool as other areas, but I dig it. And I dig it even more now that I can satisfy my sweet tooth with a short drive from my home.
So, how’s it taste?
Every time I try a new cupcake place, I immediately compare it to my favorite. Most do not stack up and I end up disappointed. Not Blue Velvet Cupcakes. Their cupcakes are pretty amazing. I bought a sampler of six and took them to work for a “sampling party.” We tried the (clockwise from top left) Italian Stallion, Chocolate Sundae, Strawberry Deluxe, Double Chocolate, German Chocolate, and Red Velvet. The Italian Stallion was my instant favorite. It’s like Italian cream cake and it’s fabulous. All the cupcakes were super moist and decadent. The German Chocolate was another standout in this group. It’s gooey and complete heaven.
On another visit, we tried (clockwise from top left) Strawberry, Strawberry Lemonade, Royal Wedding, and Orange Dream. The Orange Dream was my favorite of the four. It’s super citrusy, but won’t give you a pucker. It’s like a creamsicle in cupcake form almost.
My neighbor surprised me with more cupcakes and I got to try the namesake Blue Velvet and the Strawberry Milkshake. Once again, they did not disappoint. I liked them both, but I will say beware of the Blue Velvet. There’s A LOT of blue food coloring in it and I’ll spare you from further details.
Blue Velvet Cupcakes has tons of other flavors that I can’t wait to try. Tiramisu, S’mores, MAPLE BACON, and Pineapple Express are just a few. They also have cobblers, cookies, and donuts. Some times they take their buttercream and smear it between two cookies THEN dip it in chocolate! This place is a wonderful addition to Antioch and for those of you not in the neighborhood, well worth a visit. Their hours are very convenient, too. Your sweet tooth will thank you!
Blue Velvet Cupcakes
795 Bell Road
Antioch, TN 37013
I want that orange dream!!!
Also, you have Homestyle Bakery, seriously one of the best bakeries in the city. I would buy all my cakes there if it weren’t such a haul. Though a friend of mine bought my 30th birthday cake there and brought it all the way to Memphis for me!
Yes, love them too! I wrote a post on them a few years ago. Their fudge pie is the best I’ve ever tasted.
Yum! Orange Dream and Strawberry Milkshake sound so much fun for cupcakes. I tried blue cupcakes – not a fan, esp. since they use lots of food coloring. I prefer natural colors for food.
Their cupcakes are super delicious, but totally agree on the blue cupcakes. Way too much blue for me.
OMG! I was driving down Bell Rd. a couple of weeks ago and guy was holding a sign that said cupcakes. I couldn’t see the store so I made a u-turn & asked him where to go. I got a sampler too. The Italian Stallion was A-Mazing!! I also liked the strawberry milkshake.
I know, so funny! I thought “wait, cupcakes in Antioch?” So happy!
I got to try some of these as well and they are pretty dang awesome. The Italian Stallion was my favorite!
How crazy! I love the look! I totally want a tiramisu cupcake 🙂
That one is high on my list to try. They have so many flavors!
Glad you have a good bakery in Antioch. I’m leery of cupcake stores because they are usually too sweet. These look pretty good and I would love to know what the Blue Velvet is all about. Leah you made me laugh.
These are definitely sweet, but the icing isn’t over-the-top like some. It’s dangerous to have a cupcake shop so close to me!
I have been wanting to try them for a while. I also live in Antioch and was super excited when we got a cupcake place out here! I’m headed there now! I’ll be back to report on it!