Today is definitely a cupcake sort of day: rainy and cold. We were in need of a little cupcake smile. In search of something new, we ventured to the Chocolate Box to check out Look Cupcake. I had been to the Chocolate Box before to buy truffles or gelato, but I had never tried the mini cupcakes. I found out today that they are supplied by Look Cupcake who are special order only and don’t have their own storefront. These are mini cupcakes and cost $1.50 each at the Chocolate Box.
Our sampling today:
La Nina de Chocolate Diablo: Mexican spiced chocolate cake with Kahlua buttercream frosting filled with a peppery chocolate ganache. I only had a little bite of this as I don’t really like spicy. This was a beautiful cupcake. The cake was very moist. The icing was smooth and buttery like Italian or Swiss Meringue. It did have a kick to it and I felt it in the back of my throat afterward. Mr Shuck said he “wants a big one of these.” He would put it on his favorites’ list if it were larger. The chocolate pink ribbon garnish was also spicy. His rating: ♥♥♥♥
Coconut Praline: Vanilla cake with meringue buttercream dipped in toasted coconut and pralines (candied pecans). It seemed like the pralines might have been salted. I love the mix of salty and sweet. The cake was very moist and had a tiny dab of chocolate ganache in the middle. My rating: ♥♥♥
Chai: All I can say is that it tasted like chai. The cake was a little dry and the appearance overall was very plain. Rating: ♥♥
Lemon Rosemary: This flavor was intriguing to me before I tried it. I thought it was light and refreshing. Mr Shuck thought it was horrible and was tasting it for about 30 minutes after he ate his bite. (Maybe he got a rosemary leaf stuck in his teeth.) My rating: ♥♥. His rating: zero hearts. (He’s shaking his head in disgust as I type this.)
Overall: We’d make a special trip to the Chocolate Box to see what cupcakes Look has provided.