So, today I visited Coffee To a Tea’s Sugar Rush Bakery to give the neighborhood folks a chance. (Actually, all other cupcake places were a bit out of the way going home. I should have grabbed the steering wheel from Mr Shuck and turned sharply to the right towards Yellow Leaf when I had the chance. Oh, well. I just looked and the flavors today were Spumoni, Pistachio, and Lavender Lemonade. I would have liked to have tasted the last one….)
Today’s sampling from Sugar Rush:
Sir Turtle: Chocolate cake with ganache frosting with caramel and pecans. There was a tiny amount of ganache filling inside very dry chocolate cake. The icing was a glimmer of a bright spot: like a tiny taste of truffle. It wasn’t enough shine to bring this cupcake up to “good” though. I only ate half of it.
Cafe Au Lait: vanilla cake with espresso buttercream. I don’t know what made me try anything from Sugar Rush with vanilla cake. The cake was dry and reminded me of grocery store birthday cake. The buttercream had a nice subtle coffee flavor, but was a mite grainy.
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Oh…and I don’t think they were spectacularly beautiful either.