It’s about time I join a cupcakes anonymous. One thing I need to tell you is that I have no self-restraint – I WILL cave every chance I can and overindulge and it all begins with the cravings. Sometimes I can hold off for a few days but then there is an after lunch cupcake slip and in the blink of an eye I end up eating 2 cupcakes at once, struggling to breathe and passing out in a sugar coma. For some stubborn reason I never learn from my mistakes and I am a repeat offender of overdosing on cupcakes. See, a slippery slope indeed.
Princess Buttercup is my go to cupcake whether on a bad day, in an indecisive mode or when I just want to eat a good cupcake. Crumbly, dense vanilla cupcake with a good mound of light vanilla buttercream frosting (look at the height of this beauty!) The frosting is like good old vanilla icecream – subtle yet there’s something about it that’s so much more (dear god, I feel like I’m picking up a cupcake).
Princess Buttercup – Vanilla Buttermilk Cake & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
Good self restraint is needed to take photos of food and these cupcakes proved more than a little challenging. I had to fight the power that is all consuming me to eat with the sweet peanut tones wafting to my nose, licking off the peanut butter frosting from my fingers left from trying to get Elvis out. All I wanted to do was shove the whole thing into my mouth but luckily for you I managed to survive (barely). Elvis was a banana cupcake with a bitter dark chocolate bottom layer and dolloped on top with that to die for peanut butter frosting. I have too much love for this frosting as I actually felt that the banana cake killed the lovely sweet peanut butter flavour – I would have been content with only a giant scoop of it!
Elvis – Banana, Choc Chip Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting
Innocent looking enough you are Rhett Butler with your thick spiral of chocolate frosting sitting on top of a chocolate cupcake but you know cupcakes aren’t that simple right? Tangy raspberries filled the chocolate cupcake which helped cut through that super sweet frosting.
Rhett butler – Belgian Chocolate Cake with Raspberries & Chocolate Frosting
Torched meringue with a marshmallow soft inside and a thin crispy outer shell topped the sweet vanilla cupcake which was filled with lemon curd. Both the cupcake and pavlova-like frosting were subtle in taste but it was the tangy, sour lemon curd that brought something to the table – an alright cupcake but Carrie was never a huge hit for me.
Carrie – Lemon, Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Lemon Curd Centre & Meringue Top
Daniel Clever came with a marshmallow frosting which added a touch of sweet creaminess to the chocolate cupcake already cheekily filled with a nutella center. Subtle and wasn’t screaming for attention but still so much yum!
Daniel Cleaver – Belgian Chocolate Cake with Nutella Center and Hazelnut Marshmallow Frosting
Click here for daily flavours – I am totally in love with the old school names of the cupcakes and being reminded of quirky Bridget, dreamy Darcy, man-whore Daniel Cleaver (yes I love Bridget Jones’ Diary). Ending with one of my favourite quotes:
“Will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts.”