Cool branding and plenty of great looking products fill this new spot in the Linq. This is the fourteenth location nationwide, and first in Nevada, for the franchise founded by Food Network personality Candace Nelson, credited with creating the world’s first cupcake bakery. The cupcake craze has been in full effect since 2005 and despite showing signs in recent years of slowing down the popularity of this chain is evident in the number of customers lining up at their door since they’ve opened.

Unfortunately, you’ll be confused and overwhelmed after walking in because of all their options, the two separate lines for ordering, and the list of flavors that change daily. When you finally decide, splurge and get a cupcake sundae — possibly the best way to experience any cupcake and a format I cant believe isn’t available in every bakery. It’s simple yet amazing. The bottom of the cupcake lines a cup, topped with a scoop of ice cream  with the top of the cupcake above that. The dark chocolate cupcake was the perfect amount of sweet with a touch of bitter chocolate in a moist, spongey cake. The creamy, rich salted caramel ice cream was a perfect compliment with each bite. My kid got a cinnamon cupcake with strawberry ice cream. Separately, both were very good, but together it wasn’t the best combo. I tried to tell him to get a different flavor pairing but he didn’t listen (I guess that’s a prelude of things to come). Still, the sundae is the way to go, just get flavors that compliment each other.

The most unique feature of this spot is their cupcake ATM. Located outside their store, you can order a cupcake any time of day.

4 Stars

The Linq
3545 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-0522

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