Posted at 6:18 pm
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.
Molasses Clove and Pumpkin Ginger from Look Cupcake
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…..
Posted at 4:51 pm
Today is definitely a cupcake sort of day: rainy and cold. We were in need of a little cupcake smile. In search of something new, we ventured to the Chocolate Box to check out Look Cupcake. I had been to the Chocolate Box before to buy truffles or gelato, but I had never tried the mini cupcakes. I found out today that they are supplied by Look Cupcake who are special order only and don’t have their own storefront. These are mini cupcakes and cost $1.50 each at the Chocolate Box.
Our sampling today:
Look’s Chai- Click to enlarge
Look’s Coconut Praline- Click to enlarge.
Look’s La Nina de Chocolate Diablo- Click to enlarge
Look’s Lemon Rosemary- Click to enlarge.
La Nina de Chocolate Diablo: Mexican spiced chocolate cake with Kahlua buttercream frosting filled with a peppery chocolate ganache. I only had a little bite of this as I don’t really like spicy. This was a beautiful cupcake. The cake was very moist. The icing was smooth and buttery like Italian or Swiss Meringue. It did have a kick to it and I felt it in the back of my throat afterward. Mr Shuck said he “wants a big one of these.” He would put it on his favorites’ list if it were larger. The chocolate pink ribbon garnish was also spicy. His rating: ♥♥♥♥
Coconut Praline: Vanilla cake with meringue buttercream dipped in toasted coconut and pralines (candied pecans). It seemed like the pralines might have been salted. I love the mix of salty and sweet. The cake was very moist and had a tiny dab of chocolate ganache in the middle. My rating: ♥♥♥
Chai: All I can say is that it tasted like chai. The cake was a little dry and the appearance overall was very plain. Rating: ♥♥
Lemon Rosemary: This flavor was intriguing to me before I tried it. I thought it was light and refreshing. Mr Shuck thought it was horrible and was tasting it for about 30 minutes after he ate his bite. (Maybe he got a rosemary leaf stuck in his teeth.) My rating: ♥♥. His rating: zero hearts. (He’s shaking his head in disgust as I type this.)
Overall: We’d make a special trip to the Chocolate Box to see what cupcakes Look has provided.