Pamcakes fittingly opened on Valentine's Day 2011 in the old Darling's Cheesecake location. It is proprietor Pam Kingsland's first formal venture into the cupcake world. She started in Northern Liberties selling cupcakes at farmer's markets to get her name out, but when demand for her treats got too high, she opened up shop.
The store offers traditional flavors like The Classic vanilla cake/chocolate icing and Red Velvet, as well as a long menu of fun rotating flavors like Key Lime Pie, Orange Creamsicle and Almond Joy, and a host of daily specials. Follow Pamcakes on Twitter to know what special cupcakes she has in the oven each day.
Very delicious, just like a KandyKake from Tasty Baking but lighter. On the first bite, the basic vanilla cupcake bottom balanced out the rich peanut butter frosting on top very nicely. On the second bite, the chocolate ganache filling shot me right off on a one way flight to paradise. Add drizzled chocolate ganache on top and Pam's KandyKake is more or less to die for (rapture or no rapture).
|Last Red Velvet in the display case|
For my last taste, the chocolate lover in me considered the Triple Chocolate Threat, but picked up The Classic instead (Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cake and creamy milk chocolate buttercream icing). I figured I should try one oldie but goodie and honestly, I think it was my favorite! All three really wow'd me, but I literally blurted out loud mid-first-bite, "oh MAAAAAAN this is good."
|Simple and delicious|
Make sure you have milk close at hand for all these cupcakes. They are really sweet and you'll want it. In your favorite beer glass, of course.
So obviously I loved the cupcakes, but the place is really adorable too. Cute little storefront, impeccably decorated inside with every detail in theme and bright pink/green walls, plus seating outside for four. Actually, Pamcakes first caught my eye a few weeks ago when I walked by and saw four young ladies sitting out front diving into their shared cupcakes like all good gal pals should. My friends and I gathered for a great Reading Terminal Market lunch last fall, topped off with Guinness cupcakes from the Flying Monkey Bakery. Great time with friends, good cupcakes, but not this good.
Enjoy your Pamcakes!
|Outside Pamcakes. Even the overhead lamps match!|