5 out of 5 stars
Hidden off Franklin Street down a delightful brick-laid corridor is the equally delightful Bliss Boutique Bakery. After disappointment at Raleigh’s Cupcake Shoppe I was afraid to hope… but the amazing chocolate cupcake I had today could cause me to have to make regular drives to Chapel Hill in order to repeat the experience. The cake was deliciously moist and fresh and seriously chocolately without being over-rich. The icing was amazingly smooth and decadent as well. I later told hubs that it was the best cupacke I have ever ingested! Excuse my low light photography. I barely managed to stop eating long enough to take the picture and then afterwards had to find a spoon so that I could scrape the cakey bits off the wrapper.
One of the flavors of the day, chef’s choice for today, was a Vanilla cupcake with pomegranate filling and a pomegranate buttercream icing. They also offer a vegan option each day, today’s was chocolate cake with a coconut pecan icing. Be sure to give them a shot, especially during “happy hour” where they offer half price cupcakes (limit 6) between 5:30 and 7:30pm.