Bettie’s Cakes was the final stop on the Saratoga Food Tour. There we were greeted by a colorful store front and friendly staff. Bettie’s Cakes come in a variety of flavors and colors.
Can’t decide try an “A” cupcake for $1.50, small enough for you to try several.
We gathered around to hear a little bit about how the business started by Lorraine, a photographer and her husband. It all started with a double-decker bus, thinking that they would sell cupcakes from a local bakery from it. They soon found out that they couldn’t find the flavors and quality they could get from baking their own so they opened their “cupcakery” in Saratoga. CeeCee, their mobile cupcake stand can be found from Saratoga to Albany, offering some of the most unusual and delicious cupcakes around. But they don’t just sell cupcakes from their bus but also from two locations, one in Colonie Center and one here in Saratoga Springs, on Broadway.
The storefront on Broadway has a retro feel to it, decorated in pink and turquoise. We were offered samples of the size “a” cupcake, two per person, in a variety of flavors: peanut butter, red velvet, chocolate…. I chose for my first, a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese icing – a classic and for my second, a chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate pudding topped with chocolate butter cream—in a word -- EVIL and I mean that in the nicest way.
The red velvet cupcake was moist and the cream cheese frosting was it’s crowning glory. The chocolate cupcake was delicious and decadent with that surprise of creamy chocolate pudding and then finishing with the creamy, buttery, chocolaty frosting. That one I would try again and again. It is a true chocoholics dream.
If you’re having a Bettie’s Cakes craving, you can order online and they will deliver, (with an option of having it delivered by a regular truck, a singing Bettie or a singing cupcake) or you can visit them at one of their locations:
The Café on Broadway in Saratoga
Colonie Center Cupcake Stand
DeeDee: The traveling double decker bus
CeeCee: The smaller delivery bus that holds 1,000 cupcakes and 20 cakes.
Hoffman’s Playland in Latham
Bettie’s Cakes is a not to be missed treat if you’re visiting Saratoga, live in Saratoga, have a special occasion coming up or just want to treat yourself, someone else or for just no good reason at all!
For more information about Bettie’s Cakes you can visit their website:www.bettiescakes.com