Thursday, March 22, 2012
Dessert review: Cupcakes Cubed in Frisco
Once word gets out on how delicious these cupcakes and macarons are, there will be stampedes of people.
Some say that the cupcake trend is nearing the end as we have moved on to new obsessions. I disagree! New cupcake shops are still popping up all over the place. The good ones thrive and the bad ones shut their doors only after a few months. Yes, they are plentiful, so you need to do something to stand out. You need unique flavors, a niche, or simply make the best cupcakes ever.
After learning about Cupcakes Cubed in Frisco (at 5105 El Dorado Parkway), I knew I had to go. All I knew was that their cupcakes were in a square shape. Get it, Cupcakes Cubed, square cupcakes? Okay, so it doesn’t take much to excite me. When I started researching Cupcakes Cubed, I found a rather empty site and no social networking. Still, I was intrigued but I wasn’t in a hurry to try them as there were no glorious pictures or cupcake descriptions online tempting me.
Once I found myself near the area, I planned to go in and take a peek at what they were offering. It was all I could do to not mouth breathe all over the glass case when I walked in. My blood sugar was spiked with excitement at the sheer number of daily flavors they offer! I can’t stress enough how much I love variety!
Once you walk in, there is a case as tall as myself with all of their standard flavors. Most of their standard flavors are available every day. Around the corner are all of their “infused cupcakes” or filled cupcakes.
Once I gained my composure, I started doing the math in my head to figure out how many cupcakes I could possibly consume on a cheat day. I was willing to get rid of any protein that stood in my way of massive cupcake consumption.
Reality struck me and I realized that I should only select a few cupcakes, as I could come back at any time and get more cupcakes.
I opted for three of their standard cupcakes and one “infused.” I selected Snickerdoodle, Banana Rama, Hawaiian, and Grandma’s Apple Pie.
The Snickerdoodle cupcake made up for all of the horrible Snickerdoodle cupcakes that I have had in my time; and I assure you it is a lot. Call me Goldilocks, but it is usually either too dry, not enough cinnamon, or just plain bad. This snickerdoodle cupcake was perfection with the right combination of vanilla cake swirled with cinnamon and sugar and topped with the perfection portion of cinnamon buttercream.
Next we had the Hawaiian cupcake which ended up being one of my favorites: a very moist pineapple cake topped with coconut buttercream frosting. The only thing this cupcake was missing was an umbrella ... and maybe a little rum!
After that I sampled the Banana Rama. This cupcake really reminded me of the Sprinkles banana cupcake with vanilla frosting which I happen to enjoy a lot. Usually I think banana cake of any kind should have a cream cheese frosting, but this vanilla buttercream complemented the cake very well.
Lastly we had the “infused” Grandma’s Apple Pie. This cupcake was a vanilla cake that was filled with house made apple pie filling and topped with a fresh streusel topping.
I was originally planning to keep this last tidbit of information to myself because I don’t want you guys all rushing in and cleaning out the shelves, but I just can’t be that selfish! Cupcakes Cubed also offers French macarons! These little two bite morsels are some of the best I have found in Dallas. I sampled a German Chocolate, Key Lime, and Snickerdoodle macaron. I sampled one of each while I was standing there and immediately purchased several more on the spot. My favorite was the snickerdoodle. It had the perfect filling-to-cookie ratio, which is so very important when it comes to macarons. The shell was perfect with a crunchy exterior and softer towards the center all nestled around a delicious cinnamon buttercream filling. Sadly, my willpower is no match for my macaron obsession; so even though I bought several, only one lonely snickerdoodle macaron made it home to be photographed.
The macarons were so delicious that I went back in last week and picked up a few dozen violet macarons for a party I was having. Those were gone within minutes.
I have a feeling once word gets out on how delicious these cupcakes and macarons are, there will be stampedes of people. Please save some for me.
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