September Cupcake Battle (-ish)

13Sep09

In this month’s Cupcake Showdown, we have Cupcake Royale with the Huckleberry cupcake and (almost) Trophy’s Blueberry Pie cupcake. And they’re tied. For last place.

Last place for Trophy: I stopped by to get a Blueberry Pie cupcake from the Wallingford store. Twice. You’ve always been my favorite, but after several failed attempts to get a Pineapple Upside Down cupcake (I was dying to try it!), and two attempts at the Blueberry Pie, I’m over it. I understand the concept of “limited edition,” but you seem to completely disregard the idea of “supply and demand.” Face it. You’re not Star Wars Episode I; you’re not the iPhone; you’re not a Cabbage Patch Kid. I’m not strategically planning my life around a cupcake release. Epic Fail, Trophy. If you can’t show up for the game, it’s an automatic forfeit.

Last place for Cupcake Royale: The cake itself was moist with a hint of huckleberry. Major props for using whole huckleberries, or in the case of my cupcake, a single huckleberry. In your defense, you do call it a Huckleberry cupcake and not a Huckleberries Cupcake, though it incited a small tirade a la Robert Deniro in “Casino,” in the hilarious blueberry muffin scene where Deniro demands the chef put an equal amount of blueberries in every muffin. Overall, though, it was a lovely-looking cupcake.

Cupcake Royale's Huckleberry Cupcake

Cupcake Royale's Huckleberry Cupcake

But your icing was balls nasty, and ruined the whole thing. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much sugar. So much sugar that not only did I go into a diabetic coma within 10 minutes of eating it, but you also totally effed the texture—it was gritty .

A special thanks to the cupcake fairy for hand delivering my Cupcake Royale. But really, I think I’m over cupcakes (except for that Pineapple Upside Down from Trophy—I may make an exception if I can ever find one of those allusive creatures. But for now, you’re in the category of Unicorns and Pixies—you only exist in my childhood dreams).

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One Response to “September Cupcake Battle (-ish)”

  1. 1 Travellady

    How does one find the “cupcake fairy”? Does she travel outside of the city?


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