You could say that 2008 was the year of the cupcake, what with the openings of The Shoppe, Happy Cakes, and Lovely Confections Bakery. But three weeks ago, the scene got even richer with the advent of Big Fat Cupcake, a sweet shop located next to Zaidy’s Deli in Cherry Creek North.

The goodies are indeed big and fat (they’re large enough to share), and the 20 daily flavors–think Twinkie, Hostess CupCakes, Sno Balls, red velvet, Boston cream pie–are cheerfully nostalgic. Best of all, the cake remains light and moist (not an easy feat when baking en masse), and the icing tastes perfectly creamy.

Don’t miss the dreamy Creamsicle or the decadent coconut.

129 Adams St., 303-322-2253

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.