Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Review: La Bella Cupcakes in Fort Worth has big highs, big lows
The bakery served some of the best and worst cupcakes I have ever had in my entire life.
FORT WORTH I hate it when a bakery is so spot-on with some of their flavors, and yet others are completely vile and artificial tasting.
I have been sitting on this review for a while, because I just did not understand. I actually had to visit on a few occasions to make sure I wasn’t going insane.
La Bella Cupcakes has some of the most amazing traditional flavors. What I mean by that is, their plain vanilla, chocolate with cream cheese, Almond Joy (chocolate/coconut), and even their mint chocolate were fantastic. It's the first and only time I have craved a specific chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting from a particular place. It is seriously that good.
But anyone can do those flavors. Those aren’t the flavors I like to see. Think outside the cupcake, do something that will set you apart. Well, they are trying, but they fail.
The cherry limeade, Key lime, and cherry marzipan cupcakes were some of the worst cupcakes I have ever had. I mean worst in terms of flavor. The texture and moistness of the cake were great, but the flavors were that of an Easy Bake Oven.
The vile part may be going too far. But I hate flavors that taste artificial. If you’re going to make a cherry limeade, let’s try to go for real lime and cherry juice. Hell, I would settle for the juice from the jar of maraschino cherries to be honest.
Sadly, the cherry marzipan was not any better. I love marzipan, but I got zero hint of almond in the entire cupcake. All I tasted was the same horrible artificial cherry that was in the cherry limeade.
The Key lime wasn’t any better. It was all around artificial -- no tart Key lime flavor we all know and love -- just artificial. Wonder if they used those plastic decorative limes by mistake?
I am still baffled at how a bakery can have some of the best and some of the worst cupcakes I have ever had in my entire life. La Bella Cupcakes is definitely the anomaly of the cupcake world.
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