Friday, April 1, 2011

Revew: Cupcakes & More - Detroit, MI

Imagine my excitement as I walk through the Detroit Ren Cen is a new cupcake bakery opening only a short elevator ride away from my desk at my client. Sa-weet!

Walking up there are a ton of flavors and these could be some of the biggest cupcakes I've ever seen. They look like giant muffins. They also have what they call mini-cupcakes which are regular sized cupcakes.

They are also very reasonably priced with the giant cupcakes at 4 for $8. Being from NY/NJ - this is a steal. Most cupcakeries charge $2.50-$4.00 for a single small cupcake.

We purchased four of their mega sized cupcakes: Cherry Cheesecake, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Cup and Chocolate Bomb. All four cupcakes had a nice moist cake.

Cherry Cheesecake was my clear favorite. The cake had good flavor and the cream cheese icing was very smooth, similar to a cheesecake. The cherry preserves on top were a nice touch.

The Red Velvet was so-so. The cheesecakey cream cheese icing needed some tweaks instead of using the same for the red velvet. Also, I think this was just vanilla cake with red food coloring and not a legit red velvet.

Peanut Butter Cup- You forgot the peanut butter, I'm so confused. This was a chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing and a peanut butter cup crushed on top. There was no peanut butter filling, no peanut butter in the icing. I'd say this one was a flop.

Chocolate Bomb - Ganache is a beautiful thing. Don't tell me your topping is ganache if its just watery chocolate icing. Ganache is like a smooth dark chocolate bar. This was not. Flop numero dos.

My advice would be quality over quantity. Go back to the kitchen, really question some of your recipes and then come back out. You'll have better long term business. But thats just my two cents.

1 comment:

  1. I work in the Ren Cen and agree with most of your review, except I have never had moist cake. It is always dry. If they would tweak that a little, they could have a great cupcake.


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