Monday, May 7, 2012

Iced Gems Review

You may have seen cupcakes on this blog, they are all from the iced gems truck.  I am getting married, well by the time this posts, will have gotten married, and since people do cakes and I wanted to do cupcakes..and since I was very familiar with the cupcake truck, this was an easy peasy (See, Aziziah? I'm picking up on your terminology..)  decision to make.  They do have your standard chocolate, red velvet, carrot, vanilla cupcakes, but what I want are the funky flavors!  But really, who goes to a cupcake place and gets normal cupcakes?  Boring! 

Their store is on Reisterstown Rd,  MD.  Unfortunately they do NOT send cupcakes like Georgetown Cupcakes via the mail.  They are very easy to get a hold of;  they don't really respond via twitter but definitely when you call they do pick up.  They are open from  Tues-Saturday, and they have a food truck that will go out on special runs.  Like this weekend on the day of my wedding they are doing 2 other events + my wedding (eeks! that is a LOT of cupcakes).  They are very reasonably priced for a cupcake store ($3/cupcake, or if you buy a dozen $27/dzn shaving off $9).  I was quoted 27$/dzn cupcakes for the wedding, but apparently when you buy 17 dozen, yep that is 17 dozen or 204 cupcakes, you are given a further discount of $25.47/dozen, so that's even better than $2.75/cupcake! They also have a pay ahead card, where you pay up front for 1 dozen cupcakes and you basically bring the card into the store, or to their truck to redeem your cupcakes. 

I've had several of their flavors and have always liked them.  There are a couple that i stray away from just because they are not my thing.  (Anything with coconut i've not tried).  Some of the flavors are quite fun -- french toast with bacon for instance, or the snickers (chocolate cupcake with peanuts in the batter some caramel sauce in the cavity of the cupcake with chocolate frosting and a half of a snack sized snickers bar on the frosting).  The cake is always moist and not dry.  The frosting is almost always butter cream, but sometimes they have different ones (like the strawberry cheesecake has a cream cheese frosting, so does the red velvet).  I find the cookie monster cupcake has too much frosting, but that may just be me.  The staff is friendly, and courteous and always ready to help.

When I went to the store to see if they would do my wedding, I was offered cupcakes to taste for the wedding.. it extended to any time i stopped by.  Because cake tasting is part of picking your cakes, right? and since I was going with cupcakes, i might as well taste any of them that i want at the wedding.  Since the store is out of the way i've not really been able to take them up on their offer, but hey perhaps people that are closer to the actual store can do this.  They are also fairly responsive over email, i requested some changes to my cupcake lineup (with 17 dozen cupcakes, and me ordering 1 flavor/dozen...) they were fast in responding to my requests for changes.

In fact, its 10pm now, and I'm getting responses from the owner still when i ask questions.. what other place do you get stellar customer service like that?  (Course I'm asking about a mis count of cupcakes..)

 Overall, the experience has been great with them and I would totally get cupcakes from them again...




2 comments:

Azizah said...

OMG. MJ. I have to come visit you for two reasons now: 1. to steal your pens and 2. to visit this place of glory and sample all the cupcakes!!!!!

MJ said...

hahha I didnt get a picture of the cupcake tower.. but i'll post it once i get one.. from someone.. I'm sure someone got a picture of it...

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