by Nicki Wood
The Painted Cupcake shifted its locale from the Arcade to Green Hills last week, bringing joy and gladness to neighbors — for one thing, there isn't a cupcake place in GH, and for another, it isn't piling on the 37215 load of frozen treat purveyors.
Of the three we got — chocolate mint, chocolate peanut butter (decorated with half a Nutter Butter) and Cookies and Dreams, the latter was my favorite for the cake texture and light chocolate touch.
Each day several of the flavors are also available as babycakes, little mini two-bite cupcakes, for $1.10, which is easier on the calorie count.
The Painted Cupcake closed its Arcade location May 26 to move to Green Hills but kept its arty orientation. Besides the prettily decorated interior, they're selling adorable aprons — instant gift for the cook in your life.
The new Green Hills location is at 2014 Glen Echo Road, next to Fast Signs and Relax, The Back Store. It's open most days 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Phone is 279-8055.