If you have never been to Cupcake Collection, please do yourself a favor and hurry on down there and try one of their cupcakes. You will notice that these cupcakes taste different from other cupcakes. They taste “real.” And, you will love the price: $1.50 per cupcake.
I have friends who simply insist that no other cupcake is worth the calories or even the trouble of parking your car to go in and buy one. I would laugh at them – I mean really, what’s the big deal? And then I tried one. OH MY GOODNESS. These are AMAZING! No wonder this tiny little shop on 6th Ave in Nashville’s historic Germantown has over 6,500 facebook fans. I promise you that when you taste a Cupcake Collection cupcake, you will taste the secret ingredient: L-O-V-E.
Oh, before I write anything more, for all of you who are thinking “Germantown is just too far,” I beg to differ. From my house (near MBA) to Cupcake Collection takes 8-9 minutes. Use the highway and make the trip. Favorites include strawberry, sweet potato pie, sweet lemonade and chocolate.
When there, you will find yourself in the cutest little shop with such a great array of people from all over Nashville. You will see musicians, professors from FISK, state employees, attorneys, stay-at-home-moms and everything in-between. Ask if Mignon, the owner, is there. She radiates a love and passion. It is obvious that she is doing what she was called to do, and it permeates out of her every pore. A conversation with Mignon leaves you a better person. But after talking with Mignon, you will understand why her cupcakes are so good: they are pure and real, just like she is.
Cupcake Collection is a family affair. In fact, it was two of Mignon’s daughters who first started making the cupcakes. The cupcakes were so good that both Mignon and her husband A. E. were compelled to share them with Nashville.
Back to a personal note, my sister-in-law has broken her ankle severely. Screws and plates were used to secure the ankle (all three bones broke, one puncturing the skin). She lives in Virginia so there is not much I can do to help. But, a dozen Cupcake Collection cupcakes will be shipped each week for the next 6 weeks. You see, when I say there is a little bit of love in each cupcake, there really is. So, a little bit of love can be shipped from here to there.
Find out for yourself what my friends were able to show me: Cupcake Collection cupcakes taste the way a cupcake should, homemade and perfect. And they do make gluten-free; just call 48 hours in advance and order at least a dozen.
1213 6th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208