Kansas City Eats – Cupcake a la Mode

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This summer our little Australian koala bear, Koko, turns three!  So to help him celebrate, Marv and I went visited a local Kansas City Plaza cupcake shop called Cupcake a la Mode (ummmm, LOVE the name) and picked up three cupcakes for him.  He sure was a happy camper.  πŸ™‚

The real dilemma was which one to eat first and how slowly to make him eat them.  If we left him alone with the cupcakes, they’d be gone in seconds.

Here’s a look at the cute little box they came in with the store’s signature sticker.  Again, what a great name, huh?  πŸ˜‰

I just had to do a little photo shoot w/ the cupcakes because they just looked soo heavenly!!

Out of the three that we picked, this the order from my most favorite to least favorite.  On the left we have the Raspberry Lemonade (vanilla cupcake topped with a layer of raspberry buttercream and a swirl of lemon buttercream, accented with a sugary raspberry and lemon wedge).  In the middle, we have Koko’s favorite, the Marshmallow Fondue (chocolate cupcake topped with a layer of smooth, semisweet chocolate, a swirl of marshmallow creme icing, a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs and a gourmet chocolate covered graham cracker on top).  And lastly, we have the Bella Nutella (chocolate cupcake topped with a layer of creamy nutella, a swirl of chocolate hazelnut buttercream and a rocher chocolate covered hazelnut truffle & chocolate hazelnut pirrouhette cookie on top).

All I’ve got to say is that I’m DEFINITELY going back to try the rest of the flavors!  The cake was so moist and the flavors so unique.  I’m thinking I might start a series on my blog called Kansas City Eats since I love toting my camera around the city already and love taking pictures of food.  So if any of you live in the area or are thinking about visiting, you can come check out my blog for recommendations.  I give this place 5 out of 5 thumbs up!! πŸ™‚

If you could create any cupcake flavor, what would it be?



  1. June 26, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    They all looks completely delicious! I don’t know which one I would love more. But they look rich so could only eat one with a coffee or tea.

    And Koko your Koala πŸ™‚ cute

  2. June 26, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    I’m pretty sure I just drooled…I would love the Nutella one. I’m sure of it? Did you see my post on Kansas City? πŸ˜‰

  3. June 26, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    that raspberry lemonade cupcake looks so freaking devine! not sure what i’d create but nutella sounds pretty darn good in anything! so happy you took these photos. πŸ™‚

  4. June 26, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    I live in KC and have been there! Great treats! Love your little cupcake photo shoot!

    Great food blog idea!

  5. June 26, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    and “been there” i am referring to Cup Cake a la mode!

  6. June 26, 2011 / 11:40 pm

    haha! I love that you celebrated his birthday. πŸ™‚ So perfect.

  7. June 26, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    LOL. My old company’s mascot was a koala & they’d send it from project team to project team across the world. I just finished looking at my old photos of me posing the koala at different food places, so this is just too funny! Also, I worked for a few months out of Kansas City (the Kansas side) & I LOVED Lidia’s (this was probably 4 years ago now though). My coworkers loved Jack Stack too. I miss the BBQ there so much!

  8. June 26, 2011 / 11:43 pm

    Oh yum! These look like a piece of heaven! I seriously need to visit my local cupcake shop. So yummy!

  9. June 27, 2011 / 8:24 am

    Oh wow!! I really shouldn’t be drooling over cupcakes at 8:25 in the morning and yet HERE I AM πŸ™‚

  10. June 27, 2011 / 8:26 am

    Oh my goodness! I must get down there!
    Yes! Please do a KC Eats series….I love KC, and I love to eat! πŸ™‚

  11. June 27, 2011 / 8:29 am

    i love any cupcakes with the word BERRY in it πŸ˜€

    I think you should go a KC eats and take tons and tons of pix. It has been years since I went to KC..I use to go to Springfield MO around August time when they have this huge Vietnamese Event there.

    have a good monday dear!

  12. June 27, 2011 / 8:50 am

    yum! those all look and sound so tasty πŸ™‚ i would love to create a latte cupcake!

  13. June 27, 2011 / 10:17 am



    my lunch for today is whole grain cheerios and special K crackers.

    gurl that nutella one is SCREAMIN’ mah name <3

  14. June 27, 2011 / 12:10 pm

    YUM!!!!! Holy goodness, those look divine. I’d love to try the raspberry lemonade one – I’m always up for trying out unique flavors of cupcakes!

  15. June 27, 2011 / 12:31 pm

    you are killing me! those looks sooo good!!!

  16. jennifer
    June 27, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    ahhh! now i’m craving cupcakes!
    happy monday sandy!

  17. June 27, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    ooohhhh… i LOVE cupcakes and those cupcakes look EXTRA delish!

  18. June 27, 2011 / 3:16 pm

    How cuuuute is this?! And not only do those look delicious, they’re also adorable! Almost too pretty to eat…almost πŸ˜‰ My dream flavor would be a coconut/dark chocolate combo, hubby says I would eat coconut on dirt!

  19. June 27, 2011 / 3:18 pm

    lol, that cupcake place was obviously made for you! and omg, a NUTELLA CUPCAKE!!! i’m so jealous.

    these cupcake & koala pictures are amaaaazing! ^_^


  20. June 27, 2011 / 3:47 pm

    WOW! Love the name! Those are some amazingly gourmet cupcakes!!!! I must check this place out… might have to wait til I visit my grandma. Oh man now I am really craving some!!! <3

  21. June 27, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    It’s official, I want a cupcake NOW.

  22. June 27, 2011 / 5:25 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am craving cupcakes even though I am still trying to recover from food poisoning πŸ™

  23. June 27, 2011 / 6:33 pm

    I’ve been really into cupcakes this summer! I love German chocolate-flavored ones!

  24. June 27, 2011 / 7:06 pm

    I’m pretty sure I will never tire of cupcakes! My friend made me a raspberry lemon version for my birthday this year. amazing!! that raspberry lemonade just made me think of that wonderful memory πŸ™‚ thanks.

  25. June 27, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    These look delish!! I love plain old vanilla cuppies with a lemon buttercream icing. Dang, now I want a cuppie!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful week, Sandy πŸ™‚

  26. June 27, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    wow! those cupcakes look amazing!!!! oh man yum!!

  27. June 27, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Well I for one would love this series!! Where is Cupcake a la Mode? I’d love to check it out–I’m drooling over these, especially the chocolaty ones!

  28. June 27, 2011 / 8:18 pm

    bella nutella sounds/looks like it would be my fave since i love nutella πŸ˜‰

  29. June 28, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    that looks divine! Will have to hit that place up!!
    Do you ever watch cupcake wars? Love that show:)

  30. June 28, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    I tweeted about my need for cupcakes tonight. After seeing these pics, I’m definitely going to have to get some tomorrow!

  31. June 29, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    Hiya, thanks for dropping by my blog. You’ve got a beautiful blog with great artciles. Following you now to come back for more.

    These cupcakes look so yummeh! And love the name. I guess it’s meant to be πŸ˜‰

    I love cupcakes. As for what flavour, I want to say Snickers, but they already have it here in my city. Yum!

  32. June 29, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    mmm cupcakes. i’d make a coconut creme cupcake with a meringue icing.

  33. Jen ramos
    July 3, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Pooh those look DELICIOUS!! ;)))

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