Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cupcake Crawl, Part 1

OMG, I've never experienced a sugar overload like this before, but wow. Now I need to OD on something salty/savory to balance it out. Today, Colleen, Maura, Jake, and myself started the first round of the cupcake crawl. We had planned to hit 4 of the 8 places, but then reality hit, we were cupcaked out by the time we hit the 3rd place. We'd only had 1.25 cupcakes each! We realized that at most we can hit 2 cupcake shops each round.

Sugar Bakery in West Roxbury

Starting clock-wise from the left: Cherry Milkshake, Elvis, Oreo, and Peppermint Patty.
  • Cherry Milkshake - Frosting had a gritty texture, artificial cherry flavor, and left a bad after taste in your mouth. The cake was good; buttery, light, and moist.
  • Elvis - Banana/Peanut Butter frosting. The banana flavor was a bit artificial, but not overly sweet. The cake was light, moist, and had a slight banana flavor to it.
  • Oreo - American buttercream frosting. We couldn't quite figure out the flavor of the cake (oreo, chocolate, devil's food). Overall, we all agreed that it wasn't very Oreo tasting.
  • Peppermint patty - One word: YUM. 

The aftermath. As you can tell, we weren't a fan of the pink frosting from the Cherry Milkshake cupcake.

Fiore's Bakery in Jamaica Plain

Vegan Very Vanilla (left) and Vegan Raspberry/Lime (right).
  • Vegan Very Vanilla - Both cupcakes were hefty in terms of weight. The frosting was super sugary and gritty. The cake was sticky and oily. Our mouths were coated in oil! The name is kind of a misnomer, it wasn't very vanilla-y.
  • Vegan Raspberry/Lime - It tasted like a cross between coffee cake and Trix cereal. The cake was dry and hard, while the middle of it looked wet. The frosting did taste like sherbet.


Center of the Vegan Raspberry/Lime cupcake.

Party Favors in Brookline - We made it here, but didn't taste any cupcakes.

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