Sweet Stuff: Gigi's Cupcakes

May 2010
Just when we thought there was no room for more cupcakes in town, Gigi's Cupcakes opened its doors. Located in the former home of Blockbuster on Grant Street, this week-old shop's hallmark is the inches-high frosting that adorns each treat. While some may be tempted to scrape off a good-sized hunk, don't do it until you've tried it. This isn't barrel icing: It's made with real butter and cream cheese. Can't-miss flavors include Italian Cream Wedding Cake---a delicate and moist cupcake topped with rich cream-cheese frosting and toasted coconut---and Southern Comfort, which has dense cake that rings of pecan pie and a not-too-sweet caramel frosting. Based on the crowds of sweet lovers mobbing the shop, there are still plenty of cupcake fiends waiting to be satisfied. 550 Grant St., 303-777-0698