On the way home from Ikea, Mr Shuck and I were thinking about cupcakes. I called Yellow Leaf (yes, I do have them in my cell phone) and was intrigued by the Boston Cream that was available today. However, traffic on I-5 was starting to back up, so James suggested we try out the Columbia City Bakery. So, we ended up avoiding traffic, broadening our cupcake horizons, and trying a new restaurant (Tutta Bella, also in Columbia City).
Our cupcake selections: Hazelnut (for me) and Carrot (for Mr Shuck)
Hazelnut: The icing was good: very ganache-y and reminiscent of Nutella®. The cake, on the other hand….very dry. It had nice hazelnut flavor, but was crumbly. Rating: ♥ and 1/2
Carrot: Mr Shuck says, “It was fine.” My little taste was dry: not as dry as the hazelnut cupcake, but still dry. The cream cheese icing was not very flavorful either. Rating: ♥♥
The bakery was very crowded when we went by. I liked the square cupcakes: different. I also liked their cupcake carriers: upside down plastic cups. I would probably give them another chance…if I’m in the area…which is likely since we LOVED Tutta Bella.