So, I was at Yellow Leaf AGAIN today. Wednesday will probably be my usual day for cupcakes since Mr Shuck is downtown. The earlier visit was due to guests in town. That’s how I am justifying this anyway. That’s part of the whole addiction, right? I’m not denying that I have a problem….
Tiramisu: Yellow cake with some liquor flavor that neither Mr Shuck nor I could identify. Marsala wine is apparently traditional for tiramisu, but I don’t think I could recognize it anyway. There was a tiny bit of espresso flavored filling. The cupcake was topped with (I assume) a marscapone icing dusted with espresso/cocoa powder. It was a good one!
Vanilla Toffee: As always, Mr Shuck and I loved the vanilla cake. The scoop of icing is simple and rests on a nice crunchy layer on top of the cake, I assume from toffee chips sprinkled on before baking. There is a great contrast in textures between the firm cake, the crunchy and almost sticky toffee chips and the silky icing.
Strawberry Macaroon: Coconut flavored cake with lightly flavored strawberry Italian butter-cream sprinkled with coconut flakes. There was a bit of a strawberry cake layer, but I’m not sure if it was intentional or if the icing soaked in a little…
Chocolate Cookies and Cream: Devils food cake with cookie bits dipped in chocolate topped with a scoop of icing and half a chocolate filled Oreo®. Also a textural party going on between the crisp cookie bits and creamy icing. Yellow Leaf’s chocolate icing reminds me of chocolate ice cream.
As always, if you click on the picture, you can see a larger version.