Being male, baking became a last resort. If I was baking something, that meant I was bored — really really bored. Not to be sexist or anything, but baking seems a bit feminine, especially when we are talking about cupcakes. I mean, let’s look at the Easy Bake Oven — nothing manly about that. Yeah, men can bake a mean whole chicken or roast a prime rib in the oven, when we are talking about baking cakes, I am instantly turned off. For William “Chip” Brown, he makes baking manly. Starting off by selling cakes to colleagues, the 6 foot 5 inch man made a business out of baking and Big Man Bakes was born.
For my birthday, a buddy of mine got me some cupcakes. A nice gesture and so fitting. Big Man Bakes? Well, I’m a big man, who doesn’t necessarily bake, but I liked baked things. I had a bite of the Nutella cupcake and was instantly impressed. The cake was moist and the frosting was deliciously sweet. It brought me back to the amazing Nutella shake I had in Las Vegas (Burger Bar). Though the Nutella flavor wasn’t as pronounced, it was still there. The cake was more crumbly than I’d liked, but it as still moist. I took home a 6 pack sampler of mini cupcakes. I had a taste of the lemon, red velvet, white cake with chocolate frosting, chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting, and carrot cake. All of them were amazingly moist. the frosting wasn’t as decadent as other places, but I always scrape off most of it anyways. The cake, to me, is the most important part. Each bite was so flavorful without an ounce of dryness. My favorite though, was the ever so popular red velvet. The classic flavor is unmatched and the other varieties didn’t hold a candle to this one. I mean, you can’t go wrong with red velvet, can you?
Big Man Bakes is an awesome new concept. Yes, cupcake shops are everywhere now, but the fact that these were made from a ” Big Man” may surprise people. Located in downtown, the place is a popular pit stop for cupcake lovers. I can only hope to soon visit the store myself to try out even more delicious bites.