Do you remember those nostalgic times when summers were all about endless fro-yo and cotton candy at state fairs? You can now have the best of both worlds, or should we say, have a cake and eat it too, in one yummy serving! This dreamy spot dishes out some of the best ice creams in Seattle.
Trophy Cupcakes has been an Emerald City staple for years now. But what keeps Puget Sounders flocking to their shop? Their inventive treats are a literal party for your eyes (and tastebuds).
They have six locations across town, but their festive store in University Village has one exclusive creation: The most Instagrammable soft serve of your dreams.
The $5 "Trophy Cone" is essentially a Madagascar-Bourbon vanilla bean ice cream. While this classic is great by itself, it comes with a literal HALO of sparkling cotton candy in baby blue, pearly whites or pinks for an additional $2.
This dessert trip doesn't end there. For an extra $0.50 per topping, you can also pick from rainbow sprinkles, pastel candy-coated chocolate drops, and frosted animal cookies, amongst other things.
It's something out of a dream!
You can even go candy-free, but get the same sugar rush from their "Yumfetti Cones" that come loaded with added treats like macarons, crushed Oreos, toasted coconut, caramel sauce, and donut holes.
They'll even add a dash of espresso or salty pretzels to balance out the sweets.
Another delicious item on the confectionary's menu is a cupcake sundae. You can customize it by topping off the cake-dessert with a macaron or a cupcake.
If you're not much of a frozen-treat type of person, their other creations will keep you busy: $2.50 macarons with the Milky Way galaxy painted on them or hula cupcakes that'll remind you of a vacay in Hawaii.
They also have Seahawks, and UW-Husky themed ones if you're a sports fan.
Either way, if you're looking to sprinkle a little magic to your adulting routine, this is your spot to treat yourself.
Like their motto goes, "Make Every Day a Party!"
Address: 2612 NE University Village St. Seattle, WA
Why you need to go: You can get magical soft serve ice creams with toppings like glitter cotton candy, macarons, donuts, and cupcakes.