In the window, these well-groomed cupcakes look deliciously inviting. I bought a vanilla/vanilla with white sprinkles and a carrot cake: these different options yielded varying results.
Vanilla/Vanilla: The dense vanilla cupcake let me down. The slightly bland icing needed more vanilla, less sugar. The cake was a bit dry and the topping didn’t really work here. With so many sprinkles piled on, they made for a very crispy experience..like biting into a cookie, rather than a cupcake. The sprinkles also gave off a bit of a waxy, store-bought flavor.
Carrot Cake: Mmmm, Now we’re talking! This little moist cup of cake loaded with flavorful frosting melts in your mouth. If they toned down the salt and amped up the spice a bit, this treat could be a 5-cherry cupcake!