I recently posted about my fixation with cupcakes and was on the lookout for cupcake bakeries in Monmouth County. While I haven't yet come across a cupcake-specific bakery, I have sampled some yummy cupcakes at general bakeries along the way.
Here is my first installment in the Monmouth County Cupcake Manhunt.
Location #1 - Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
On this particular day, for my cupcake manhunt, I purchased 4 different cupcakes on my son's 2nd birthday.
Here we have, from top left to right, a Cream Dream (chocolate cake with a layer of glazed ice with whipped cream and topped with chocolate chips), a Black Beauty (chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting), and 2 Original Vanilla (1 vanilla cake with chocolate fudge icing and 1 vanilla cake with white buttercream icing).
The 2 Original Vanilla cupcakes were nothing better than any supermarket-purchased cupcakes. Very sweet frosting and average yellow cake. Not bad, very nice taste, but nothing spectacular either.
I was incredibly excited to taste the Black Beauty because, a. I love chocolate, and b. I love cream cheese frosting. I hate to say it, but this cupcake was a big letdown. There was something not good about the cream cheese frosting. Maybe not sweet enough. It just didn't work for me.
The most delicious cupcake was the Cream Dream - to die for!! Love, love, love this cupcake. I can still taste it. Any chocolate lover will absolutely love this cupcake.
Overall, I paid $13 for 4 cupcakes and thoroughly enjoyed only one. Pretty expensive and only mildly overjoyed.