Thursday, May 24, 2012

Caramel Crunch - Smallcakes Cupcakery

Caramel Crunch - Smallcakes

Maybe a Cupcake will Help? Of course it will...especially this one. My next cupcake recommendation is the Caramel Crunch from Smallcakes Cupcakery This little cupcakery holds a special place in my heart because the first cupcakery I visited under the "Smallcakes Family" was in Kansas (love the Connolly's)! In Kansas is where my sister bought me my "peace, love, cupcakes" t-shirt...and yes I wear it while I workout! The cupcakery is now open in partnership with Freshberry in Roseville, CA. In being linked up with Freshberry, this means Smallcakes cupcakes can be picked-up into the late I guess at this time, this is the closest alternative Northern California has to a "cupcake vending machine!"...hey I will take it! Caramel Crunch is one of Smallcakes core flavors. But, as you know from previous postings, these "core/everyday" flavors often require advance call-in and have one  (or two!) set aside! Visually, the cupcake is stunning...I love the simplistic elegance of the single, braided chocolate-covered pretzel gently placed on top of the crystallized sea salt, caramel frosting. The sea salt crystals SPARKLE! The Caramel Crunch cupcake is layered with flavors (chocolate, butter, caramel, and salt), each taking the stage at separate, yet cohesive times. This cupcake reminded me of one of my most favorite childhood candies...ROLOS! The chocolate cake is extra soft and the richness of the caramel frosting comes in the texture and form as the caramel found on candy-dipped apples. The pleasant, stickiness of the caramel frosting and crunchiness of the pretzel really  launch this cupcake to stardom! Try one today! PS...Caramel Crunch cupcake was a recommendation from a friend I followed up please keep them coming!  

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