We actually stopped by Yellow Leaf YESTERDAY. I didn’t want to seem like the sort of person that would visit 2 cupcake places in one day, but apparently I am. We’ve already established that I have a problem….
Today’s choices: Sweet Potato with Maple/Brown Sugar icing and Strawberry Banana.
Sweet Potato: I am assuming since this is a beige cake and not an orange cake that Yellow Leaf used white sweet potatoes. (An assumption that was confirmed with a quick email to Michael at Yellow Leaf.) I think technically the orange ones are yams. Overall, it was a nice cupcake. It didn’t have any sweet potato or yam taste; It was a basic spice cake. I had to concentrate really hard to taste the “maple” in the icing. Maybe the brown sugar sprinkled over the top interfered. Yellow Leaf’s cupcakes are typically pretty, but this is somewhat boring since it’s all beige. Rating: ♥♥
Strawberry Banana: Strawberry cake filled with banana cream and topped with strawberry and banana icings. The strawberry part of this cupcake was delicious. The cake was very moist and had a “natural” strawberry flavor. There were red specks in the cake and the icing, so I assume real strawberries were used. The banana filling and icing had an artificial banana taste. (I wouldn’t expect real bananas to be used since they might turn brown.) Mr Shuck “really liked it” but it “almost had too much going on”. My rating: ♥♥♥. Mr Shuck’s rating: ♥♥♥ 1/2.