I was surprised to find that the “cupcake craze” had indeed filtered its way from New York City, all the way down to a small little beach town, La Barra, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. My fascination with cupcakes was re-ignited last year as I read through beautiful blogs proclaiming their love of cupcakes, with images of the cutest cupcake shops. At the time, I was still living in Amsterdam, and was seriously having a hard time finding a cupcake shop. One day I came upon a teensy American bakery, which I raved about here, and satisfied my cupcake craving while in Amsterdam. To this day, “Cupcakes in Amsterdam” is still the number one phrase that people find my site by, via Google.
Needless to say I was delighted when we discovered Muma’s Cupcakes in Uruguay. Gabriel was such a sweetheart and completely spoiled me with a yummy carrot cake cupcake (my favourite) and overpriced cappuccino. He made me laugh as we sipped the coffee and marvelled at how this uniquely American craze had been brought to Uruguay. Such a great boyfriend I have, who will indulge me as I rant and rave about how cute, beautifully decorated, and adorable I thought Muma’s was.
The woman behind the counter, who seemed like the owner, was extremely helpful and willing to speak English. She had visited New York and was inspired by the beautiful bakeries she found. I smiled when a customer was having difficulty understanding the difference between large muffins and the pretty cupcakes…I guess its easier to just find out via taste than try to explain?