I guess in response to my bringing a cupcake and NOT sharing, the Boss brought back 2 cupcakes after lunch for the 5 of us to taste. Said cupcakes were from Sugar Bakery and Cafe a few blocks from work. Since I had the equipment available, these frumpy cupcakes entered the photo studio:
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I don’t think I’d walk a few blocks for these cupcakes. Granted, I am probably biased since I experience cupcakes made by bakeries that specialize in cupcakes. (And to my aunt, cupcakes are NOT just little cakes.) I tried the red velvet just to make 100% sure that I don’t like red velvet cake. It tasted like red dye as I expected. The cream cheese icing was good: nice and creamy with a sour, citrus note. The cupcake was touted as “filled with truffle”, but the filling seemed to be a spread on top below the icing. Granted, I only had 1/4 of a cupcake, but got only a trace of chocolatey goodness. My feelings about red velvet are unchanged.
The second cupcake was a Hostess® wanna-be. I wanted to like it, I really did. It was like a homely dog in need of love. Unfortunately, this dog had fleas. The chocolate cake was dry and there was a only a dime-sized dollop of cream inside. Once again, not enough to be considered “filled”. The icing was good; it reminded me of the cooked chocolate icing my grandmother used to make. Fudgy. I almost think I would have rather had an honest to goodness, extremely processed Hostess® cupcake.