What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our most popular flavors are Chocolate Cream (like a hostess cupcake from childhood complete with cream filling), Red Velvet (classic southern inspired flavor with sweet cream cheese frosting), and Lemon (the perfect combination of sweet vanilla and tart lemon). No matter which flavor you choose, you'll recognize why we have become known for the best cupcake in Tulsa—moist cake and authentic flavors.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
Smallcakes is a bright and peaceful place to relax and enjoy a freshly baked cupcake and cold glass of milk. Pink, orange, white, and brown are the main colors for the interior decor. [We also have] free wifi and outdoor seating, [and we're] located near the Oklahoma Aquarium and the famous downtown Jenks antique shopping.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Our menu features over 20 flavors of freshly baked jumbo sized cupcakes every day. We bake in small batches so that you know you are getting a fresh cupcake all day long. Smallcakes Founder Jeff Martin has competed on Cupcake Wars and has been featured on the Food Network as well as The View. Whoopi Goldberg says Smallcakes is her favorite for a classic Red Velvet cupcake.
Cuisine Type: Cupcake Bakery
Reservations: Not necessary
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cupcakes
Delivery / Take-out: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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