So… we were over at the Container Store at Lincoln Square in Bellevue when I remembered that Pinkabella had opened up a store at Bellevue Square, right across the street. It seems so simple, but really we had to go upstairs and over the skybridge then detour through Crate and Barrel for a minute, then walk through Macys, find a directory and figure out what 3CC meant. 3CC means 3rd floor, Center Court. The only other things I was aware of on the 3rd floor were the kid’s play area and Gymboree. That’s probably a good place for a cupcake stand! We found our way there and I picked out a S’mores cupcake. We found a place to downstairs away from all the children. The older couple near us were amused by my photographing a cupcake before I ate it. The woman said that I should take a photo to make it last longer since I probably paid “a pretty penny” for it.
Trophy still has the best S’mores (aka Chocolate Graham Cracker) cupcake. The chocolate cake on this was good. It had very rich chocolate flavor but was a little crumbly. As I sat on the bench, I seriously wished I had a plate and fork so I didn’t make a HUGE mess of myself. There was a tiny bit of graham cracker crumb sprinkled across the top of the cake under the icing, which was over-the-top sweet. I didn’t really get “marshmallow”, but what does marshmallow really taste like besides “sweet”. I was hoping that when I tasted the cake and the frosting together, the darkness of the chocolate would balance out the sweet of the frosting. It wasn’t the case. When I tasted them both, all I got was SWEET. The frosting was so overpoweringly sweet that I no longer tasted the cake. It was so sweet, I felt a burning in the back of my throat. I wouldn’t have this one again unless I had some insulin nearby.
I would like to know how to make the huge ball of icing on top….Maybe I need a bigger tip??
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I just went to pinkabella today, and agree with you–it was over the top sweet. I was actually searching alone to see if any of her recipes were posted somewhere. I was impressed with the consistency of her buttercream frostings. But, I seriously thought some of these cakes were just from a box. They were so sweet