Food and Food: Edmonton04 May 2009 09:21 pm

key lime cupcakes naked

A previous batch of my cupcakes. There were the unfrosted naked bases for some key lime cupcakes. I filled them with lime curd and frosted them with a citrus buttercream.

It only took four+ years, but cupcakes have arrived in Edmonton. They existed before in small strip malls around the city, but have popped up on Whyte Avenue this year, signaling their true arrival to the masses. I had the fortune to be able to try some from Flirt! today (for free! shhh!)

I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed with my “Wild on Whyte”, which was chocolate with strawberry frosting. Medium sized, which is how I prefer my cupcakes, not the enormous ones at Crave in Calgary or Bouchon in Las Vegas. For the price ($2.95ea) I can see people wanting something a bit bigger.

Chocolate base was moist, but had a distinct box cake texture and flavour, and was quite salty. They may be “baked from scratch” but I am not completely convinced. The frosting was quite nice, fluffy and flavourful, but not in the fake way. Overall, kind of plain. No photo since there was only crumbs. I inhaled it in a stressed moment at work, leaving smears of buttery icing and chocolate crumbs all over my desk, and face.

I actually have the exact opposite opinion of Premee’s assessment! Either way, I’m so pleased I have the free time to start making my own again, though. Kelly’s cupcake of the month club, anyone?

2 Responses to “Cupcakes in Edmonton”

  1. on 05 May 2009 at 8:53 am 32-P

    Oh! The beauty of a cupcake is in the eye of the beholder. 😀

    I think my assessment was based on the fact that my only cupcake experiences have been store-bought… I never make my own cupcakes and can’t remember the last time I ate the cupcakes of friends or family. 1987 maybe?

    And if you start a cupcake of the month club, I will sign up so fast your head will spin. Is there going to be a friends discount? 😉

    I still need to try Fuss on Whyte! We should go there sometime, cram our faces with miniature cakes, and take photos.

  2. on 05 May 2009 at 7:23 pm Paras

    Sign me up!