Have you noticed the cupcake craze lately? There's many cupcake tv shows, tons of cupcake cookbooks, and cupcake stores cropping up everywhere. During our trip to NYC, MacGyver husband and I had our own cupcake contest. First, we went to a bakery called Crumbs....
The Crumbs employees recommended their favorite cupcake, called Milkshake. MacGyver husband and I split one, thank goodness, because the cupcake was huge and very, very sweet. MacGyver husband loved the toppings, but I thought it was just okay.
Our next cupcake contestant was from Magnolia Bakery. Before we left, my oldest daughter said, "Don't go to Magnolia Bakery. I've heard that once you have a cupcake from there, you can never have one from anyplace else". Needless to say, I was expecting big things!
Although the frosting on the Magnolia Bakery cupcake tasted homemade, the cake was quite dry. Sorry, Magnolia Bakery, but your cupcake didn't win our contest!
Finally, we went to the legendary Sprinkles bakery. I don't know how I did it, but I forgot to take a photo! Anyway, Sprinkle's red velvet cupcake was delicious, but it was served on a wooden plate with a wooden fork. I am one of those people who when they eat icecream on a stick, the stick never, and I mean never, can touch my tongue...so using a wood fork to eat the cupcake kind of ruined it for me.
In the end, we didn't find the #1 cupcake. It wasn't until I got home and baked my own that I realized I should be the winner! So, I present to you Love and Life at Leadora's cupcake contest winner...it's just the right size, not too sweet, topped with homemade frosting, it's moist, and can be eaten with a stainless steel fork...enjoy!