Sweet Times Cupcakes & Coffee in Kendall: A Professional Poker Player and Wife's Top Pastry
Michael and Angela Moed had no idea what they were getting themselves into before starting the process of opening their own cupcake shop. In fact, it took them almost three years of planning. All for cupcakes. Sounds silly, right?
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But when you step into Sweet Times Cupcakes & Coffee, a tiny shop located just off Kendall Drive, the time and effort the husband-and-wife team put into the place becomes apparent.
Not bad for a professional poker player (Michael) and a recent graduate of pastry school (Angela) with zero restaurant or commercial baking experience.
What sets Sweet Times apart from other local bakeshops is that it uses only Italian buttercream. "It's more time-consuming and it's harder to make, but I think it tastes better, and people can taste the difference," Angela says.
Every morning, she and Michael wake up before the sun rises, leave their 3-month-old son with his grandmother, and head to the shop to begin baking.
That means everything is baked and made fresh daily.
It takes no work to admit the cupcakes are truly delicious. The cake is moist, the Italian buttercreams (which come in countless varieties and vary by day) are smooth, and the ganache is silky. You can find out which flavors are offered any given day via Instagram: #rollcall @SweetTimesCupcakes.