Battle of the dishes: Cupcake a la Mode vs. Babycakes

Buying cupcakes is like spending money to watch a heavyweight championship match on pay-per-view. You ponder your decision, feel a little remorse at forking over so much cash and then it’s over before you know it. And like boxing, the rankings always seem to change depending on who’s doing the talking.

With cupcake contenders proliferating here in town, Fat City decided to pit two heavyweights against each other — BabyCakes in the River Market and Cupcakes A La Mode just west of the Plaza (a second Cupcakes A La Mode is slated to open in Leawood’s Park Place in early February). I took the Neapolitan approach, selecting a chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcake from each store — inadvertently discovering that my limit on cupcakes is somewhere between two and three.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink