Today’s sample: Green Tea/Berry, Cherry Pomegranate, and Chai
Green Tea Berry: Bland. Neither the icing nor the cake tasted of green tea, unless green tea is totally lacking flavor. (I don’t normally drink green tea. Mr Shuck just informed me that green tea is virtually tasteless, so the cupcake is accurate, I guess.) The blueberry glaze wasn’t strongly flavored either. Rating: ♥
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Cherry Pomegranate: The black cherry cake was okay; a few flecks of cherry in a vanilla cake. The icing was horrible. I tasted a sample of this icing at the shop a few weeks ago and liked it: light pink with a slight fruity flavor. Now it’s bright pink and perhaps just tastes like pomegranate, which I also think is horrible. This is Yellow Leaf’s charity cupcake for the next 2 months. $1 from the sale of each cupcake goes to the Fred Hutchison Cancer Resarch Center. I’m glad for that benefit from my purchase. I’ve only had 2 of Yellow Leaf’s charity cupcakes so far and disliked them both. Maybe they don’t really want to donate, so they are offering cupcakes that won’t have repeat sales? Raing: ♥
Chai: Beautiful cupcake with golden sprinkles. Very flavorful cake with usual chai tea spices of cinnamon and ginger. The icing, surprisingly, also had chai flavor. This one was definitely the best of the Yellow Leaf bunch today, but still only ♥♥.