Sunday, November 6, 2011

search and devour: everything at the cup

true, it has taken us entirely too long to give in to the temptation of the cup. not only was the wait so, so worth it, but we also learned that the real sin here was depriving ourselves of this joy for so long.

pictured here are two of our favorites: their classic red velvet, and a seasonal specialty, the pumpkin harvest. the red velvet is definitely decadent, but not sickeningly sweet--always a plus. the cake somehow manages to be pillowy, soft, perfectly moist (even a day later, no small feat!), and not at all oily. the cream cheese frosting is exactly what you'd expect, but better.

the pumpkin harvest is really pretty special. the cake makes this one almost more like a muffin, in case you need to give yourself an excuse to eat it: muffins are breakfast food, so this is, like, almost good for you. the spice is maybe a tad overwhelming for the light pumpkin taste to show through as much as we would have liked, but the cinnamon buttercream frosting helps tame and balance the spice. playfully topped with a piece of chocolate pumpkin bark, this cupcake has enough happy in it to rally your holiday spirit, enough to brave those crowds of consumers already starting to descend upon the malls.

now if only they'd make some vegan cupcakes...

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  1. I love The Cup! Such great quality and tastiness! And the gal that started it all is a wonderful person!

  2. thanks for reading! we're not surprised to get such an enthusiastic response. we have yet to meet said wonderful gal, but when we do, we'll be sure to say thanks through our mouthfuls of cake while trying not to spew crumbs at her :]

  3. Try SweetArt Bakery & Cafe in South City. They have wonderful vegan cupcakes!

  4. oh, there's no doubt about that. we've been going to sweetart for years, and every chance we get we try to encourage them to NEVER close. :) here's our original write up of sweetart: