Wednesday, March 11, 2009
How To Ruin A Cupcake!
....I saw this cupcake on Cupcakes Take The Cake and I want to know if I'm the only one who feels that this is gross.
They say, "I've been trying to wait and save up all the St. Patrick's Day cupcakes I've been seeing for one post, but this cupcakes is so special it truly needs its own post. It's avaiable March 3, 14, 15 and 17th from Pleasantville, New York's Flour & Sun Bakery (see my post about my visit) - they're closed Mondays. I'll be in Austin for SXSW so won't be able to try it but my mouth is watering for it. Funnily enough, Momofuku Milk Bar in Manhattan has been selling cereal-flavored soft serve ice cream, and their Lucky Charms one is delicious! (They rotate flavors, so I'm not sure how long they'll have it.) This one sells for $3 and the official title is "The Lucky" and the description is: "chocolate or vanilla with marshmallow frosting rolled in Lucky Charms."
It's no secret that I LOVE--if not OBSESS over cupcakes.......but I have a real problem with cupcakes that have cereal on them! It's gross!
I think of "cereal cupcakes" the same way I think of papaya flavored ice cream, or fried twinkies--Just because it can be done, and a couple of people are into it-that DOESN'T means it SHOULD be done!
This cupcake might be more appealing to me if they only had the Lucky Charm marshmallows on it and took off the actual cereal, but I dunno.
...and look at these!
I saw these on Cupcakes Take The Cake too!
THey say, "How cute are these cupcakes?! I got the idea from Gastronomy Blog and it was brilliant! I’m definitely going to be experimenting with different cereal toppings after this. The cake itself was perfect. It was basically a yellow cake, but the orange and lemon zest really gave it an extra something. I’m absolutely going to be using this cake recipe from now on, even without the zest! Everyone who came over for Lost night (yes, we host a Lost night every Wednesday) really liked them."
...If someone takes perfectly good cupcakes and adds cereal to the top, I'm just like, "THIS LOOKS LIKE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ART PROJECT - NOT the all assuming perfection of a well-done cupcake!!
REALLY- WHICH of THESE would YOU choose?!!! Be honest!!
THIS One:(Happy Cakes Denver)
OR THIS ONE:
(Sugar Rush Cakes)
-----RIGHT?! I'm sure you made the right choice!!
Putting cereal on a cupcake is akin to putting Bacon on it - SO WRONG!!!!