The Queen’s Bakery has some of the best cupcakes and sweets I have ever had. The cupcakes there are moist and the flavors of the frosting accent the cake very nicely.
Sarah Yuen said, “The food is great but the feeling and the ambiance is adorable.”
They have a wide array of flavors of cupcakes as well, flavors like chocolate, coconut, strawberry vanilla, red velvet, and chocolate rose-water. The chocolate rose-water tastes very floral. The cake tastes like flowers as well as the frosting and even the cute fondant flower on top of the cupcake. It is a little over-powering, making it hard to eat more than three or four bites. But those few bites are delicious.
The cupcakes at The Queen’s Bakery are very heavy. They are not huge cupcakes but they are just packed with flavors and sugar that if you do finish an entire cupcake, you will be full for a while. That’s why I suggest splitting food with a friend, unless you get one of their many “mini” desserts.
Their red velvet is a very rich cupcake that had a nice simple frosting to help offset the taste of the red velvet. It was a little dry but still very appetizing.
However, the strawberry vanilla cupcake was quiet opposite of the red velvet. The strawberry vanilla was very moist and the frosting was very strawberry flavored. The frosting tasted exactly like strawberry ice cream. It was one of the best tasting frostings I have ever tried. The real cupcake part of it wasn’t the focus, the frosting was, and you could eat the frosting all by itself.
They have more than cupcakes; they also have tiramisu, cake pops, opera cake, éclairs, cream puffs, mousse shooters, napoleons, and macaroons.
Their tiramisu, which is an Italian cake, is good. It was not the best that I have ever had but it is the best that I have found in Costa Mesa.
I tried their chocolate mousse shooter and it contained three different layers of chocolate mousse. The mousse was very light and fluffy. All the chocolate flavors worked well together and it was a very good mousse.
The opera cake, which is a type of French coffee sponge cake, was very nice. It tasted like coffee and then at the end you could taste a hint of caramel. The coffee flavor was not too overpowering and was lighter than most of the other options so it is good to have as an actual dessert.
They also make sandwiches and salads for lunch. I tried their turkey basil pesto, which is one of their more popular choices, and I can see why. The sandwich didn’t have too much basil and there were sun-dried tomatoes in it, which were a little tough, but they added a good new flavor to the sandwich. The turkey was thicker and the cheese helped to calm some of the flavor of the basil. I ordered a peach mango Italian soda with my sandwich and to my surprise the drink was actually very good. It tasted like Boba with carbonation.
The atmosphere of the café is very girly and very welcoming. It has a lot of bright colors and feels very regal. It definitely invites you in.
I would suggest that everyone tries Queen’s Bakery because it is a cute bakery with pretty good food. Queen’s Bakery gets four out of five stars in my book.