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Cupcakes and ice cream are a passion of mine. It’s not that I like to make them. My passion lies in visiting shops anywhere I travel that make their own ice cream or cupcakes. I have become a connoisseur of sorts.
Silos Baking Co.
One of the most famous cupcakes shops is owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines in Waco, Texas, the Silos Baking Co. They do have other sweets, but the majority are cupcakes. When my husband and I recently visited Waco, I knew that I had to visit and let you know if it was worth the trip.
I visited Silos Baking Co. at the end of October and on a Tuesday. Perfect timing. There was never more than 4-5 people in line at the Baking Co.
The bakery was absolutely beautiful inside, but it has a definite tourist feel. As you enter the building, they hand you a menu card to fill out your order while you wait in line. I am sure this helps to expedite the line, but it does feel a bit impersonal.
Since there wasn’t much of a line, I ended up in line 2 times within an hour. One to purchase cupcakes and the other to buy the tourist T-shirt. OK, I admit, I’m a groupie.
The cupcakes I ordered were the Silos Baking Co. seasonal cupcakes, the Campfire with chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallow and their Pumpkin. Delicious? Of course! They were beautiful to look at and the cake was moist and flavor amazing.
Would it be worth the wait? Well, I guess that all depends on your tolerance level. My husband would probably not wait at all and doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
If you are a Magnolia fan, then sure, it is worth waiting. Would I wait more than a half hour? Probably not. But, to each his own.
I would recommend planning a trip to Magnolia in the off-season and never on a weekend. Be sure to book your hotel early.
In the end, I’m glad I made the trip to the Silos Baking Co. The cupcakes were some of the best I have ever had, and trust me, I’ve tasted many of them.