Sunday, January 13, 2013
Review: Krème de la Cupcake reinvents the miniature delicacy
Sweet Corn cupcake with smoked Gouda frosting ... need I say more?
Krème de la Cupcake was one of a handful participating in Cupcake Camp that really stood out to me. Not only is the owner Keiyana an absolute doll and lights up the room, she is self-taught and bakes because she is passionate about what she does. I can’t say it enough. If you don’t have passion in what you do, then others can see it or taste it in your product.
Krème de la Cupcake won 3rd place for Best in Show and 3rd place for Best Frosting for their Seduction Cupcake at Cupcake Camp.
In addition to winning at Cupcake Camp last year, Krème de la Cupcake also competed in Cupcake Wars last season. While they did not win the show, their Sweet Corn cupcake with smoked Gouda cream cheese frosting that is topped with bacon won over the Cupcake Wars judges and cupcake fans all over Dallas.
So, when I decided to include Krème de la Cupcake in a review, I knew that these two cupcakes had to be included. In addition to the Seduction and sweet corn cupcake, I had a Birthday Cake cupcake, Red Velvet cupcake, Peanut Butter and Bacon cupcake, and Cookies-n-Cream cupcake.
First, let’s start with the Seduction. Seduction is a chocolate cupcake that is filled with dulce de leche caramel and topped with a whipped cream frosting. Now, normally I am the first person to turn down whipped cream frosting without giving it a second thought. However, this frosting is topped with more dulce de leche, chocolate drizzle as well as Heath Bar and Butterfinger. These components combined make an extraordinarily simple cupcake over the top in flavor. Never again will I judge a whipped cream frosting without first trying it. But be warned, you have some big shoes to fill.
The Sweet Corn cupcake is subtly sweet, like a nice honey butter corn bread. Whole corn kernels fill the cupcake. It is topped with a silky Gouda cream cheese frosting and topped with crunchy pieces of bacon. This cupcake is sweet without feeling like you need a shot of insulin after.
One of my other favorites is the Cookies-n-Cream cupcake. This cupcake was unlike any other Cookies-n-Cream cupcake I have had. This cupcake tasted exactly like Cookies-n-Cream ice cream. Most Cookies-n-Cream cupcakes are just simply, cookies and white cake. Whatever Keiyana has done to this cupcake, it now has set my standard.
The Peanut Butter and Bacon cupcake was a delicious simple combination of creamy-sweet and salty. The Red Velvet hit the mark with its balance of light coco flavor and perfect portion of silky cream cheese frosting. The Birthday Cake cupcake was a delight. This cupcake was more of a princess cake cupcake with its light spongy texture and nutty vanilla flavor. It is refreshing to see someone take a “plain white cupcake” and infuse a few subtleties into it as to make it not so plain.
Krème de la Cupcake will deliver around the metroplex for only $10. The cupcakes are a very reasonably priced at $2. However, Keiyana informs me that she will be making a few small price adjustments soon (totally justified for such amazing cupcakes). I beg you to find a better deal for a quality product. You won’t. You can select from the signature and best sellers from their site or you can request something you’ve been craving.
I’ve said it a million times. Dallas needs to support the small business more than we do. Krème de la Cupcake has some amazing potential, and I would love nothing more than to see them in their own shop sometime in the future.
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