I thought I’d give Sugar Bakery another chance. Actually, coworker Scott brought 2 back after lunch, so really HE gave them a second chance.
Sugar is not about to be added to the favorites list. Apparently, I don’t like home-made caramel. I like the top of creme brulee, the stuff in a Snickers® or Milky Way® and the jar of ice cream topping, but I otherwise I don’t like the taste of burnt sugar. So perhaps this won’t be a very objective review. The icing seemed to be a meringue butter cream, very silky. The cake didn’t have a lot of flavor: I couldn’t tell if it was vanilla or caramel. It wasn’t dry. It was filled with dulce de leche. My coworker thought this cupcake was great. I thought it was only ♥. I ate 1/4 of a cupcake and it was a struggle, done only to have a review.
I had a taste of the frosting of another cupcake purchased that day:
The frosting was a fudgey butter cream. My tiny taste was very tasty. I’ll update eventually with the eater’s opinion of the cupcake. Coworker Michael says, “If cupcakes had fingers, I’d buy this cupcake an engagement ring.”
Appearance note: I’m not sure if Sugar uses cupcake liners that don’t fit the cupcake pan or if the cupcakes just rise above the liner, but the cupcakes always appear awkward. They remind me of a person whose clothes are too big for them: a little sloppy.