For this one, we are going a little south and west of Scottsdale to Phoenix, but it will certainly be worth the trip.
If you have not heard of our local Phoenix business, Ollie Cake yet, you probably will soon. I first heard about Urban Cookies and Ollie Cake when Ollie Cake won the Cupcake Wars on the Food Network channel recently. I happened to be in that area of Phoenix the next day and made a point to stop by and I am so happy I did.
The storefront itself is conveniently located on 7th Street in Phoenix, just a little bit south of Camelback. When you enter the cheerful store, you are treated to a display of delicious looking cookies and cupcakes. The person behind the counter was very friendly and helpful as I made my cupcake choices. Sadly, I have not had a chance to try Urban Cookies yet, but they are definitely on my list for the next visit.
Needless to say, the cupcakes were very visually appealing and very tempting. And while some of the flavors offered that day were perennial favorites you would expect and want to see, there were also some extremely creative and unexpected flavors as well. Since I was headed to a small party, I made it a point to order one of each, including lemon, brown velvet cake, chocolate, vanilla and carrot cake. I also was able to get one of the winning cupcakes from Cupcake Wars. It was an Orange Olive Oil and Rosewater Cupcake and it was delicious.
As of August 30, 2011, some new flavors have been added including:
– Banana – This one also happens to be a dairy free and vegan option
And, if you are interested in trying the winning cupcakes from Cupcake Wars, all four cupcakes are being featured and are available for sale from August 31, 2011 through September 30, 2011. These extraordinary cupcakes include:
– The previously mentioned Orange Olive Oil and Rosewater Cupcake
– Peach-Berry Shortcake Cupcake
– Orange-Scented Chocolate Campfire Cupcake
– And the savory Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Cupcake
In fact, if you want to do something special, a custom gift box featuring all four winning cupcakes is being offered for a limited time.
If you are looking for a delicious treat, be sure to stop by Urban Cookies and Ollie Cake.
Urban Cookies and Ollie Cake
4711 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm