The verdict? Yawn.
I'm really sad about this. All the buildup, all the pining, all the yearning, all the wonderment. I'm starting to think that maybe I'm not a cupcake fan after all? This doesn't seem even remotely logical considering that my favorite food is cake with frosting. And hello - what girl doesn't swoon over anything in miniature? Cupcakes should be an easy win. They really should be.
Now I'm realizing why a couple of people have asked me if I do cupcakes for weddings. And as such, I've now got my finger pressed on Buy for some cupcake cookbooks on Amazon. I'll definitely be reporting my findings.
Six whole cupcakes to try.
Mr. Vanilla With Caramel*
Madam Red Velvet
Little Pumpkin Spice
Senor Signature de la Shop
(Vanilla cake with orange and chocolate, topped with chocolate frosting.)
(I only purchased this because it was their signature. Otherwise, ewww.)
La La Carrot Cake
Bo and I tasted and then rated each one, just so you'd know what we thought of each. In the end - basically, if the cupcake had cream cheese frosting, we liked it better than the rest. Otherwise, it was Meh City.
We both made icky faces after biting into the orange thing. Nasty!
The Vanilla Caramel was white cake with a teeny drizzle of caramel sauce.
Once again, I was disappointed by Red Velvet.
Bo's immediate response to the Pumpkin: "Yours is better." (We love him.)
I tried the coconut 4 times to see if it was made with flavoring. Pretty sure it was.
We both liked the carrot best. The cake was moister, plus it had the cream cheese frosting.
* These names are totally my own. I was too broken-hearted to go back to the shop for their given names.