By Gina W. at 2016-10-11
Recently I had a birthday to celebrate and was in need of cupcakes. One of my coworker's suggested Mo's as he had hard great things.
Immediately I went to their website to see what they offered. I like how there are vegan options. I called to inquire about an order and was told that vegan options need to be orders at least 24 hours in advance.
So I ordered the red velvet, carrot cake and let Mo's select the rest including a vegan option. The order was to be ready at 11am the next day.
Sure enough it was ready on time. Once we opened the cupcakes boxes we agreed that the presentation was great. They were so beautiful. The taste did not disappoint as well. I'm not the biggest fan of super sweet desserts and these were right up my alley. I only wish they had a better labeling method of the cupcakes as it was hard to decipher what each cupcake was.
By JA H. at 2016-09-26
The shop is very quaint located in the heart of VCU's campus. The employees are very nice and and helpful. Their cupcakes and cakes are actually very good. However, after a day or so they become very dry.
So why the two star rating? After trying the place a few times for cupcakes and cookies I thought I would order a specialty cake. I'm not 100% sure however, I do not think the specialty cakes are not made in the shop. When I was ordering my cake the person taking the order, who I assumed was the owner, kept referring to "the baker." Here in lies the problem. Apparently, "the baker" has creative freedom when it comes to the cake you order. This freedom allows the baker to completely change the order that you've made without your consent.
I ordered a pretty simple cake and was very clear about what I wanted. I spoke with the owner at length about what I wanted and what I absolutely did not want. When I picked the cake up, it was not what we discussed even though my specifications were on the order slip which was attached to the cake box. The owner kept referring to "the baker" decided to or "the baker" has creative freedom. Bottom line, what I wanted didn't matter, the baker decided to change what I asked for even I though I showed pictures and everything so it was clearly know what I want.
The situation was resolved after I was given a dozen mini cupcakes, but I did not leave very happy. Needless to say, I will not return for a specialty cake.
My advise if you get a specialty cake there is to tell whoever, this is EXACTLY what I want, if you want to make a change you MUST call me first or don't get one at all.
By J R. at 2016-12-07
Dry, tiny and attached to huge prices. You want to like the place for its daring-ness, but the prices outdo the daring of scaring the crude out of your interest. It's just a cupcake for crumb's sake. Why the high costs? This is Richmond, not South Beach
By Olivia B. at 2016-07-08
The cupcakes were dry and not very flavorful. I'm not sure if the assortment of cupcakes I bought (9) were made the night before, if so that could explain the dryness. They have some good flavors.
By Jourdan J. at 2016-08-22
Ordered a Blonde and wasn't that good plus it was stale and dry. Didnt try there cupcakes but I definitely wont be back.
By Elijah C. at 2015-04-15
This gem sits on the fringe of the VCU campus on Broad Street.
My first experience here was about a year ago, when I had taken an extra half hour on lunch and wanted to bribe the ladies in my office to look the other way at my transgression. ;-)
The other week, a group in our office had a party and had about a dozen left over. I quickly grabbed two minis.
Earlier this week, I had a craving and went back to Mo's Minis to buy a half dozen to consume and share with my office.
Again, it was bliss!
Their peanut butter cupcakes are to die for! Delicate, moist, creamy and perfect icing. The vanilla cupcake is awesome as well! They're great for a quick office treat! My only dislike was the s'mores one. That cupcake was a bit dry... and I didn't care much for the flavor of the icing. I ended up tossing that out. And there was no marshmallow element to it. But the peanut butter one made up for it! :-)
By Kamille P. at 2015-08-20
I am a connoisseur of sweets and I love to bake so I've tried a lot of cupcakes in my lifetime. When I walked in the girl working there was really friendly and nice. The cupcakes were decorated very cutely as well. But then I took a bite of my cupcake. The only really memorable thing about it was that I wished I had either spent my money elsewhere or saved myself the calories. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this place to anybody, and I don't think I'll be returning there for any reason.
By Shanea M. at 2015-07-01
I'm going to start off by saying that I am a cupcake connoisseur and I'm usually excited when I find a new cupcakery. I decided to try this shop in particular because of their groupon offer. I decided to stop in during lunch to bring cupcakes to the office for a cupcake tasting just as we've done in the past with doughnuts and other delectable goods. We were all disgusted with the cupcakes. They were very appealing to the eye but our tastebuds were not fond of the flavors of an old refrigerator. The cupcakes were not fresh and taste as if they were in a fridge without baking soda (yuck!). Needless to say, the entire group was disappointed and I now know why I ignored this place during my last two years at VCU.
By Buttercup B. at 2015-12-20
My boyfriend and I took a road trip to Virginia and stopped for sweets here. I adore cookies and was fortunate to catch a fresh batch still warm of the classic chocolate chip which was perfectly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The star of the show here are the cupcakes! Red velvet was my favorite and it will be yours too!
By Lyly L. at 2014-07-21
I love that they have mini cupcakes as well as regular sized ones! I have read reviews and have wanted to visit this place for a while, and I'm so glad I finally did. Very cute and small bakery with a clean and friendly environment. As I walked in, I was greeted by a sweet lady (who I presume to be Mo) as well as the great display of cupcakes. Prices were clearly posted on the wall and the owner was very patient with me. I ended up getting a dozen mini cupcakes. I tried the carrot cake mini cupcake, and it was very delicious and moist - which is great because of is size!
I will definitely be back and recommend anyone who passes by the small shop to drop by.
By Amal H. at 2015-01-20
Eh, not as good as I thought they would be. I actually threw half of them away. It tasted too eggy for my taste. I got a dozen of minis for 13 and some change. The cupcakes are cute, but nothing special. I gave it 2 starts for the lovely lady that served me, but for taste i give 1/2 a star.
By Vicky B. at 2016-04-08
Was super excited to try it . I went in and it's a cute spot. The cupcakes are decorated cutely but taste wise not so much. The cupcakes were not moist , very dense and dry. The tops were super hard. I do give them that their icing is awesome but the cake part needs some work.
By Cj J. at 2015-08-11
I like everything about Mo's except the location. I know business is about location, location but it is in the busy VCU area of Broad Street and parking can be crzy. But, back to their product...yum cupcakes, yum cookies, especially the oatmeal raisin pies...mmm. All of their items are rich in flavor and high in moistness which leaves an appetite for a tall glass of milk to go along with them. When you want a goooodd cupcake..take it to MO's. Also, the owner has such great customer service. Cute spot for a cup of coffee and a cupcake..Yum!
By Samantha B. at 2015-04-21
Flavorful but a little dry. I absolutely loved the toasted almond flavor. I'd go back just for that at $1 each for the mini cupcakes.
By Star D. at 2015-08-16
I've been coming here for a few years and loved it! Then I moved away and upon returning I just had to come back to my favorite cupcakery. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed in the fact that they now charge additional to put your cupcake in a box. Seems a bit ridiculous to me. The cookies were a bit hard this particular time but they are usually soft and they've changed a few of the tastes of the cupcakes which is ok. Like I said I used to come here all the time and it was perfect each time before this one so the 5 stars is well deserved .
By Hannah S. at 2015-08-21
The Jumbo Oreo Cookie is beyond amazing. I will return every single visit to Richmond. Friendly staff too :-)
By kem p. at 2012-10-14
A cute bakery that- I think- changes their cupcakes and cookies flavor from time to time. I was lucky to try their mocha shortbread cookie-which was sold out- and red velvet cupcake. I like this place because the sweetness is not overwhelming. It is just right amount of sweetness. The owner was very nice and generous too. She gave us the mocha shortbread to try. It was still warm and it was heavenly good!!! I def. will come back.
fyi they have mini cup cakes too!
By Amy W. at 2014-07-28
The cake we ordered tasted great but was a complete disaster! I asked for chevron on the sides and they did a terrible job. I'm convinced they use other bakeries photos on their website! Just terrible!
By Deloris B. at 2014-11-09
I was staying nearby and visited Mo's TWICE this weekend. The cupcakes and cookies were beautiful and delicious. Will definitely be back. I had the carrot cake cupcake and the oatmeal raisin cookie filled with icing, and I performed a "cookie tasting", where I bought one of every cookie that I wanted. My fav was the oatmeal raisin. Mo knows how to bake!
By Hayden K. at 2014-03-29
This place is so good. The carrot cake cupcake is delicious, and it's right in the middle of campus