It turns out lots of people visit Sarasota. The beaches and the surrounding villages make prime tourist destinations. Lots of European visitors spend their winter here and of course, the Northerners come down in the winter too. I didn’t know any of this before we moved here.
You may be wondering how that fits into a review of a place called, “Cakes by Ron”.
Well, I figure that most people, for some reason or another, will end up in Sarasota–to visit the beach, their German grandparents, or to play in a ultimate Frisbee national tournament—and while you are here, you may as well have a place in mind where you can get a good cupcake.
Which is where “Cakes by Ron” comes in. “Cakes by Ron” is located on Fruitville Ave (where it intersects with Beneva) and surrounded by a bunch of wedding type places (like a florist and a caterer)–it is one-stop-wedding planner shopping. It is the kind of area that if you are not planning a wedding–you may not think twice about.
Unless you are obsessed with cakes.
I stopped by Cakes by Ron the other day to check out their display case, which I was told was “filled with cupcakes everyday.”
I was so impressed that I had to buy four just to sample them to see if they were as good as they looked.
I selected vanilla, Boston creme, pumpkin and apple.
Aren’t they pretty?
We split them into quarters and each sampled each cupcake.
Definitely worth the three dollars—it was a perfect afternoon treat for all of us.
My favorite was the vanilla with vanilla frosting–which is odd for me, usually I want chocolate. The apple was so tasty too–but it was bright green which threw me off a bit.
Aaron voted for the Boson Creme Pie–with the creamy vanilla filling. The pumpkin was great too with candied ginger sprinkled around the top—but its seasonal, so not always available.
Although there are other cupcakes places around Sarasota, “Cakes by Ron” gets my vote for delivering the best cake and delicious frosting. I want to try all of their flavors!
And, for any of you readers who happen to be in Sarasota, send me a comment stating what your favorite kind of cupcake —and I will give one lucky winner a coupon to get a free cupcake at “Cakes by Ron”!
Your chances are great so submit a comment now!