Another day another cupcake store. Oh how I enjoy a tiny cake or six. They are so perfect I could eat about 50 given a chance. Last week when my good friend Susan took me out for my birthday dinner to Deli Heinzburg, (review coming soon) to celebrate my birthday. En route we passed this adorable little store and I couldn’t contain my excitement and had to venture in for cupcake or two for dessert. (Ok, I had three, but it was my birthday. Technically I had 3, and half of Susan’s, but it was my birthday and hangover Monday).
My first and possibly favourite cupcake was the Orange (4,500). A delicious orange flavoured cupcake with an orange Swiss meringue butter cream, at least it tasted like Swiss meringue butter cream. It was light, moist, and full of fruity flavour. It was also topped with a delightful macaroon.
My next choice was a strawberry cupcake (4,500). Once again a lovely strawberry cupcake, topped with a strawberry frosting. I really like the frosting here, its light and sweet and creamy. Although usually my usual frosting of choice is butter cream this one still hits the spot. They have a good ratio of frosting to cake.
Third choice was my usual favourite the red velvet (4,500). The cake was very rich and chocolatey and the frosting was lovely and light. Still not the best red velvet I have had in Seoul but it was pretty damn good. I’m pretty sure I would get this one again, as the macaroon is so nice. They also had mini layered red velvet cakes which I would like to try next time too.
Susan ordered the Carrot cupcake (4,500) A carrot and cinnamon sponge with raisins in, which I could have lived without. The frosting was nice though and it was topped with an adorable carrot made from fondant. Susan gave it the thumbs up and if you like carrot cake I am sure it wouldn’t disappoint.
As well as the large variety of cupcakes they also sell macaroons, coffee, and other drinks. The also have a loyalty card, buy 10 get one free. In true glutinous style we tried to ask for a free service cupcake but they politely refused despite the lateness of the hour. Gentle lady Cupcakes is located at 533-14 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Sinsa station (line 3). Come out of exit 8 and walk straight until you get to Tous Le Jours and make a left. Keep walking straight along that road until you reach the Fossil store. Take a left just after and you should see Gentle Lady Cupcake on your right.You can also call them on 02-790-0259 if my directions are less than perfect.