New Digs, Same Delicious Cupcakes

If you have a serious cupcake addiction and live in the vicinity of SE Belmont and 33rd, it’s probably been a difficult past few weeks for you, what with Saint Cupcake being closed for its “super cute” remodel.

stcupcakeextThe newly (and aptly) named Saint Cupcake Deluxe shares its SE Belmont Street address (3300 SE Belmont to be exact) with magical marvelous wondrous den of treasures Noun: A Person’s Place For Things. Not only does Noun have the most gorgeous refrigerator on earth (a concord grape-purple Big Chill), but it’s also got one of the most lovingly curated collection of non-stinky antiques, jewelry, vintage glassware and other brick-a-brack in Portland. Noun used to occupy the front of the store while Saint Cupcake brought up the very rear, and as part of the remodel, the two have switched spots, so the first thing you see upon entering is cupcakes, glorious cupcakes. And sprinkles, lots of sprinkles.

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The cupcake shop is painted white, providing an alabaster canvas that showcases Saint Cupcake’s vivid colors. Upon entering, you can’t help but ogle the rows of rainbow sprinkles on the east wall.

You’ll still find the same old delicious Saint Cupcake cupcakes you know and love: chocolate and vanilla with buttercream, the Big Top, Red Velvet, Pumpkin Spice, Toasted Coconut Cream, etc.
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But across the shop are a few unexpected new party-friendly additions: a small but excellent selection of cards and ribbons, party hats and noisemakers, gifts, and cupcake-decorating kits in fun themes, like mermaids and pirates.
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And now that I’m home, eating a toasted coconut cream cupcake and planning my pirate-themed half-birthday party, it would seem it was all worth the wait.