Georgetown Cupcake? More like Georgetown Fraudcake!*
People, it is time to stop the madness. You are waiting in line for these...these...globs of sugar and artificial color that I can't even bring myself to call cupcakes. Stop waiting in line! Use that time to write a poem or stroll down by the canal. Or if you want a cupcake, go to any of the other cupcakeries in this bracket! Save yourselves!!
Ok, so I'm being a bit dramatic. But only a bit. These puppies ain't good.
We wanted to order a couple of the 'control' cupcakes -- vanilla cake with chocolate frosting -- that were sitting out on the counter, looking lovely, but they wouldn't let us. The counter cupcakes were for show, not to be sold. So, we waited in line for twenty minutes, weren't sold the cupcakes we wanted and then finally were granted the privilege of buying two chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting, one red velvet and one 'very berry' cupcake.
These cupcakes are very pretty. I'll give them that. But how do they taste? Bad! The vanilla frosting was gloppy and the cake tasted like it came from a box. But the most offensive part? The dyed purple frosting of the very berry cupcake and its distinctly chemical, burn-the-back-of-your-throat aftertaste. You know how you make berry frosting? By putting berries in it. Not by chemically dying it purple.
These cakes scored below average across the board, but especially in the icing category. Overall score? 2.3! .2 points less than Red Velvet! Georgetown Cupcake decidedly does not make it into the Tasty Two.
So, for those of you playing along at home, you'll see that it's Hello Cupcake and Cakelove in the Tasty Two...But. You know how I mentioned that the bracket was flawed? The problem with the bracket is that the best match up came in the Sweet Six of Western Bracket. Both Baked & Wired and Hello Cupcake could beat Cakelove pretty handily, and where's the drama in that?So...in order to truly find the best cupcake, we revisited Baked & Wired and Hello Cupcake for the final round. Who will win the final match up? You'll have to stay tuned!!
*Thank you, Alan!
Two years ago: my review of the War Room.