Posted at 6:38 pm
So, today I visited Coffee To a Tea’s Sugar Rush Bakery to give the neighborhood folks a chance. (Actually, all other cupcake places were a bit out of the way going home. I should have grabbed the steering wheel from Mr Shuck and turned sharply to the right towards Yellow Leaf when I had the chance. Oh, well. I just looked and the flavors today were Spumoni, Pistachio, and Lavender Lemonade. I would have liked to have tasted the last one….)
Today’s sampling from Sugar Rush:
Sir Turtle: Chocolate cake with ganache frosting with caramel and pecans. There was a tiny amount of ganache filling inside very dry chocolate cake. The icing was a glimmer of a bright spot: like a tiny taste of truffle. It wasn’t enough shine to bring this cupcake up to “good” though. I only ate half of it.
Cafe Au Lait: vanilla cake with espresso buttercream. I don’t know what made me try anything from Sugar Rush with vanilla cake. The cake was dry and reminded me of grocery store birthday cake. The buttercream had a nice subtle coffee flavor, but was a mite grainy.
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Sir Turtle from Sugar Rush
Cafe Au Lait from Sugar Rush
Oh…and I don’t think they were spectacularly beautiful either.
Posted at 3:42 am
So, I called Yellow Leaf today to see what flavors they had for the day. Mr Shuck was 2 blocks away volunteering, so I called him to see if he’d pick me up a Mexican Chocolate cupcake. He agreed. I thought about it ALL DAY. I got in the car at the end of the day and was told he forgot! I still love him. Since I was in the cupcake mood (when am I not?), we stopped off at Coffee to a Tea in West Seattle to see what Sugar Rush had to offer for the day. I chose a vanilla cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and dipped in chocolate ganache.
Sugar Rush mousse filling
Vanilla filled with chocolate mousse dipped in chocolate ganache.
My review: Extremely cute cupcake. I loved the little flowers. Very “Life is Good“. The ganache frosting was lovely. (I actually think the description said that it was truffle dipped.). The chocolate mousse inside was creamy, but tasted a lot like J-ello chocolate pudding. The cake was spongey. I don’t think I like the texture of sponge cake. I would eat it again if it was presented to me, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase one.