Monday, April 9, 2012

Red Velvet - Icing on the Cupcake

Red Velvet - Icing on the Cupcake
My first cupcake recommendation is the RED VELVET cupcake from Icing on the Cupcake (IOTC) ( Simply put, this cupcake began my cupcake obsession. Following the birth of my first child in 2009, I had cupcake cravings for this specific cupcake (yes…cravings even after pregnancy)! At that time IOTC had a single store in Rocklin, CA…since then this cupcakery has expanded to four separate locations in the greater Sacramento area…in fact their headquarters are only moments away from my residence…I know, dangerous! Even more convenient, Red Velvet is one of IOTC’s everyday flavors…but please be forewarned, if you wait too late in the day or do not call in your order, you may miss out. Okay, so back to the actual cupcake itself…really in one word it is AMAZING. The cake itself is always so moist and delicious with a subtle chocolate flavor. The cake really gives makes a sound like a sponge (squeeze it...and you will see). And WOW the red color of teh cake is strikingly beautiful and rich! The cupcake is topped with cream cheese frosting…absolute perfection…trust me. The frosting goes beyond perfection in taste and extends to perfection in texture as well. I have come across several cream cheese frostings that are way too soft and that is a flaw this cupcake connoisseur cannot overlook; IOTC has created a frosting that is creamy, yet is coated with a slight, delicately balanced sugary crunch. One of my favorite features of this specific cupcake is the tiny red sprinkles that are embedded in the cream cheese frosting…the sprinkles (and also the precious candy heart on top) truly put this cupcake over the edge. So whether you are new to the cupcake world or an experienced cupcaker, the Red Velvet cupcake from Icing on the Cupcake is an absolute must! Cupcake cost $2.75...also comes in babybites! LOVE IT!

1 comment:

  1. They're ok. Wait until you have Sprinkles and Georgetown Cupcake's red velvet. The best by far (-: