Last week I wrote this glowing review on Starbucks’ new Cake Pops (click here). Alas, their mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake and mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pie did not astound me the way that the Cake Pops did. The cake part on both items was a little dry, and the PB frosting was a bit salty and gummy-like from sitting out on the counter. That said, I really enjoyed the mild cream cheese frosting inside the Whoopie Pie.
The truth is most bakeries have a problem keeping their mini cupcakes moist. This fact in mind, I wouldn’t recommend that a coffee chain offer minis. Cake Pops are a perfect solution because the frosting and cake part is safely preserved inside a yummy chocolate coating.