Posted at 12:34 am
There’s a new cupcakery in town and it’s YUM! Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company is a small place on 4th Ave near Blanchard. They have tea and French press coffee, photos of yellow leaved trees on the wall, biodegradable commuter travel mugs. Very soothing and organic.
We picked up a box of 12, which gave us one of almost every flavor they had today. I passed on the Red Velvet. I don’t know why I don’t like Red Velvet. All the red dye seems a bit much. Not natural! We ended up with:
Chocolate toffee, carrot, tomato soup, strawberry
Simply Vanilla, chocolate mint, Chocolate Joy, Chocolate/vanilla
Chocolate/chocolate, The American Cupcake, Ultimate Chocolate, French Toast
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Flavors sampled today:
Tomato soup: Was dark orange colored and tasted of ginger or molasses (my palate is not that sophisticated). I assume it’s a tomato cake. Kind of carrot cake-ish. The icing didn’t have a lot of flavor. It’s not overly sweet. Would eat again!
Yellow Leaf's Tomato Soup
Chocolate Joy: Like an Almond Joy candy bar. Layered cake with chocolate on the bottom and almond cake on top. Light chocolate icing on top, covered with coconut and crushed almond. Also very tasty.
Yellow Leaf's Chocolate Joy
Cross section of Chocolate Joy
French Toast: This is probably right up there with Trophy’s Chocolate Graham Cracker! Vanilla cupcake with cinnamon chips around the top. Extremely buttery buttercream on top with a little syrup swirl. Over the top YUM!
Yellow Leaf's French Toast
Simply Vanilla: Nicely flavored and textured vanilla cake with vanilla Italian butter cream icing. Very good!
Yellow Leaf's Simply Vanilla
Chocolate Toffee: YUM! Moist and dense chocolate cake with toffee chips around the top. A scoop of light and silky chocolate frosting topped with more toffee chips.
Yellow Leaf's Chocolate Toffee
Two details I really like: 1. They have a cupcake a day that has $1 of it’s proceeds donated to charity. It’s garnished with a little yellow leaf. 2. The owner offered a “legend” to go inside the box so we knew later what cupcakes we had in there.