I ventured back to The Chocolate Box to have another one of Look’s yummy mini cupcakes. My choices for today: Molasses and Pumpkin. The chick who placed my cupcakes on the plate told me, “Molasses with Ginger Icing.” The chick that rang me up and gave me more details for my public described them as “Molasses-Clove”. I wish I had heard that little extra word “clove” while I was selecting; I’m not a huge fan of cloves.
So that being said. I don’t think anyone is going to be surprised now that I didn’t like this cupcake. In a word: BLEH! It wasn’t just the clove problem, although that was a major contributor. The case the cupcakes are kept in must be refrigerated (or too close to the gelato freezer) as they were COLD. I ate the cupcakes we purchased there previously at home, so they must have had time to defrost. The cake seemed very dry. My companions also tried the cupcake and their reaction was similar. If this means anything; 3 people ate some of this MINI cupcake and there was still some left on the plate. My rating: 1/2 ♥ and it’s verging on wanting to cross the street to avoid it. Even though the clove swirl in the ginger frosting was disgusting, it was pretty.
Cupcake #2: Pumpkin with Ginger icing filled with cinnamon cheesecake. As I reported previously, there was not enough filling in the cupcake to be considered filled, especially considering that the filing didn’t have much flavor to it. (Again, this may be a by-product of being cold.) This cupcake wasn’t dry, but it wasn’t what I would consider “moist”. It did have pumpkin pie flavor and I ate the whole mini cupcake (by myself, even). Rating: ♥♥. I wouldn’t purchase this again.
photos to come…..