The best dessert spot in Lakewood/East Dallas is…

Hot fudge sundae cupcake: Photo by James Coreas
Hot fudge sundae cupcake: Photo by James Coreas
Smallcakes franchise owner Latricia Green: Photo by James Coreas
Smallcakes franchise owner Latricia Green: Photo by James Coreas

Sometimes you’ll find more than just sweets inside of a bakery. Smallcakes Cupcakery in Mockingbird Station (5331 E. Mockingbird, Suite 140) is one such shop. Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate readers took notice, voting Smallcakes as the best dessert spot in the neighborhood. Sure, owner Latricia Green sells some of the tastiest cupcakes around — she says people began ordering cupcakes online before her store even opened earlier this year — but she also has a passion for people that is contagious.

“I tell everybody that they will not walk out the same way they came in,” Green says. “You will feel like you are five years old again. You’ll want to play jacks and Twister.” Indeed, the cupcakes are that satisfying. A sure bet is the moist red velvet cupcake, but Green says the strawberry was so popular that customers insisted she include it on daily menu, which features 13 cupcake flavors and a few additional flavors such as pecan pie and lemon poppy, depending on the day.

Upon learning the results of the Advocate contest, Green says that she was brought to tears. “God has blessed me to be able to open this shop.” She dedicated the business to her daughter, who passed away during childbirth. “I wanted to show my grandchildren that they can do anything they want to if they put their mind to it,” she says.

Runner up: Annie’s Culinary Creations

Third place: Unrefined Bakery

Next up for Advocate 2014 Best of Contest: Best Gift Shop. Go here to vote.


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