The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.

Written by on February 27, 2011 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

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Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co

How I heard of this place: Through my friend and fellow gourmand, Brandon.

Type of cuisine: Cupcakes, coffee and loose leaf teas.

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Window

Ambiance: Casual – order at the counter and then sit at one of a limited number of tables. Varied atmosphere in terms of it being both a place to relax for a cup of coffee with a friend, doing work or studying using free wifi service, reading a book or the daily newspaper, or picking up a cupcake or dozen to go.

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Cupcake Display

What I ordered: Having told my friend (and now husband) Chris about it for months, I had to stop by and pick up at least this, the one and only: Pancakes n’ Bacon cupcake for him before he left Seattle. I, too, had to order one for myself, and couldn’t pass up the Chocolate Malt, complete with a whopper atop the large mound of malted buttercream.

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Bar

What I loved: The pancakes n’ bacon was interesting and just like what it sounds – pancakes, maple and bacon. It’s basically an entire plate of breakfast rolled into one cupcake. A pancake-flavored cake with bits of bacon topped with a light maple frosting. And the cherry on top of this bad boy? More bacon. The chocolate cake of the chocolate malt cupcake was moist and lightly coated with chocolate frosting. The icing, creamy and buttery, was sprinkled with sugar crystals and chocolate flakes. The entire package, however, was light and easy to swallow, even on a full stomach.

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Chocolate Orange

On a return visit, Tuesday, 31 December 2013While touring my family around Seattle, from the Fremont Troll to the Space Needle, a ride on the Monorail and a walk through Belltown, Yellow Leaf was a must stop! Not only did the whole cupcake craze begin while my sister and brother-in-law were living in Haifa, but neither of their two children had hardly ever even heard of a cupcake. And, being my favorite cupcakery in town, I had to introduce them to their first experience at a cupcake shop!

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Signage

Pair that with a lengthy conversation with co-owner (and my new friend) Mike, not to mention a free sample of their newest offering: Macaroons! and I am even more sold on Yellow Leaf!

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Macaroons

Mike offered me one of the Sweet Bacon Macaroon, which I ever-so-hesitantly shared with everyone!

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Bacon Macaroon


My sister purchased the Chocolate Orange cupcakes, one each for my two nephews and minis of the Pancakes & Bacon (the reason we were there to begin with) and the Tomato Soup. Having wanted to try the Tomato Soup since Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. first opened – and to always have it sold out by the time I made it in – my sister saved me a sweet, spice-cake bite!

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Tomato Soup Mini

Why I loved it: Light, moist, flavorful cupcakes, sweet and helpful staff, beautifully presented cupcake display…A great combination!

Cost: Average to high ($3-$5 per cupcake)

Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co Owner Mike

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