Posts Tagged ‘cupcakes’
One of the things I’ve had to adjust to here in my new locale is that there just are not as many options for food as there are in New York. Gone are the days where I can get a fresh bagel, have a banh mi for lunch, stop for a Macaron and coffee in the afternoon, have fresh sushi for dinner and then grab some cupcakes to go for a midnight snack. That’s probably been my biggest adjustment so far. The local bakery I work for does make cupcakes, but only for orders, so I can’t really just walk in there and get one out of the case. But I did hear of a place in a neighboring town, about an hour away that makes cupcakes. As a matter of fact this bakery, Cakes on Walnut, is a cupcake bar! This is a cool, funky idea and I never saw anything like it back home!
The space is clean and modern with lots of seating and artwork on display. There is also an adjoining art space where you can see more art on display. The display area for the cupcakes is lovely, as shown in the following photo. Behind the cupcakes, there is the coffee are and the bar area which were both pretty standard.
While I was there, I tried four different cupcakes. The pumpkin spice cupcake was by far the best one. It was moist with a nice balance of spice and pumpkin flavor and a sweet and tangy cream cheese icing. It was also great to see a seasonal offering.
The red velvet cupcake was also moist with a slight hint of cocoa flavor. The cream cheese icing was a nice complement, however the cocoa nibs on top were a bit overpowering. I found myself picking them off of the top of the cupcake. I then had their chocolate cupcake which was also nice.
Unfortunately, the most disappointing cupcake was the smores cupcake. The bottom layer of the cupcake was a thick, hard layer of graham cracker crust topped by the moist cupcake. And the entire cupcake was topped with bruleed marshmallows. This was definitely one of the most beautiful cupcakes they had, but unfortunately it was not nearly as delicious as it looked.
I know cupcakes are a trendy dessert that’s past its prime, but I do still love being able to have my own little cake treat when I can. Hopefully, this trend will become more popular in my new locale.