First of all, the weather was AMAZING in Seattle today. Sunny. High 50’s. Perfect day for cupcakes, right? (Okay, so almost any day is a good day for cupcakes….)
After the lunch buffet at Chutney’s, Mr Shuck and I wandered upstairs to Trophy for a peek at their offerings. Specials today were Stroop Waffle, Chocolate Guiness Stout, and Chocolate Hazelnut. I chose the Stroop Waffle, which I thought was going to be waffle flavored, so I was expecting some maple syrup or something. What I got was a vanilla cupcake topped with caramel buttercream, caramel drizzle and a bit of waffle cone. After I got home and Googled “Stroop Waffle” and discovered that it is a waffle shapped cookie filled with caramel, the flavorings made more sense. I also recalled eating almost a whole bag of these delicious cookies which someone from work had given me.
Photo stolen from Daelman's Stroopwafel: click to enlarge.
I digress….back to Trophy….
Stroop Waffle from Trophy: Click to enlarge
The vanilla cake of this cupcake was delicious. Normally, I’m not that crazy about Trophy’s cake, but this was wonderful. It had an especially big “muffin top”, so the edges were really crispy where it touched the baking pan. Delightful.
Then there was the icing… Trophy’s icing is typically too sweet for me. When you add CARAMEL to their already too sweet butter cream, it becomes deadly. Mr Shuck only had a tiny taste and stated that it reminded him of eating a sugar cube. If there is any doubt how I felt about the icing, the below photo is of my plate before I put it into the bus pan.
Trophy's Caramel Buttercream: click to enlarge if you dare!
My rating: Cake ♥♥♥♥(the best cake I’ve ever had at Trophy). Icing: ♥. Overall Rating: ♥♥. I probably wouldn’t purchase this again. I’d eat it if it were free, but I’d leave the icing on the plate again.