Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Charleston Edition: Rock City Cake Company

Rock City CakesThere's a new bakery rocking Charleston. Rock City Cake Company, located along Capitol Street, is putting out some of the tastiest cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other treats in town.

Rock City has a cool, alternative vibe going on, which I can appreciate. Think tattoos, black T-shirts and rock & roll posters. The bakery actually first started in Logan but because of its sluggish economy, they decided to move to Charleston to try their luck.

Rock City CakesThe space is pretty cool with brick interior, musical decorations and a few tables and chairs for customers to enjoy their tasty, tasty treats.

Large glass cases display gorgeous cupcakes, cake balls, "long john" donuts, fudge and more. The offerings change daily, so there is always something new. While there, a woman was placing an order for a custom cake - their specialty.

Rock City CakesSo, I browed the case, intending to get one item to sample and ended up getting five. FIVE. Ugh. The first: a lovely chocolate-covered peanut butter buckeye. The peanut butter - mixed with a ton of sugar I'm sure - is so much better than regular peanut butter. Delicious.

Rock City CakesAnd,  also got one of their "long johns," which is the Spring Hill Pastry version of a "hot dog" or Quality Bake Shoppe's version of a "Mad Dog." This is basically a long donut split down the middle with cream added to the center. The one available this day was a Bavarian cream. Tasty? Oh yes. But, wait, there's more.

Do you see that upside down ice cream cone? That is a giant cake pop with a cone filled with more cake pop. Good god, this was amazing, huge and overly indulgent. And I enjoyed every minute of eating it. Ridiculously good.

That caramel cookie had a marshmallow filling. It had sticky caramel all over it. Definitely on the messier side, but so sweet and perfectly salty, sweet chewiness. Delicious.

Rock City CakesThe fruity pebbly cupcake was also quite good. Though, I think my favorite was that cake pop ice cream. It was just so over the top and beautiful and sweet. Just good.

Rock City Cake Company is located at 241 Capitol St. It's open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, visit Rock City Cake Company on Facebook or Instagram.

Grade: A
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