Since I have been going to some pretty fancy bakeries for all the cupcakes, I thought it was a good idea to try a bakery from one of the local grocery stores.
I went to Von's near my house. They have a bakery in the store. Sadly, I forgot my camera when I went, but, it's just your normal in store bakery.
I saw they had a few cupcakes in the case. But, they only had purple icing ones. I asked if I could get a fresh cupcake with regular white icing and was told I couldn't do that. They only had the few in the case to pick from.
So I got a white cupcake with white but dyed purple icing. It came with a little shell happy face pick.
I did like the cupcake holder they had. Good touch and was the best of all the cupcake boxes/holders I've come across.
Plus, the cupcake was only 99 cents. The lowest I've found. So far that's two pluses for this cupcake.
I have to admit, just looking at this cupcake put a smile on my face. I think it may have been the smile on the shell that did that.
I thought this cupcake sort of looked like a little party cupcake. Loved the little confetti on the icing.
It was much smaller then any of the other cupcakes I tried but hey, it's less then 1/3 the cost of any of the others. So I couldn't complain.
Now on to the taste test. The cupcake had a nice vanilla flavor to it. It was very light and airy. It almost taste like an angel food cupcake. I enjoyed it.
The icing was very light and airy too. Though it was clearly not made with butter. More like a store brand Crisco. There really wasn't much flavor to the icing at all.
It was an OK tasting cupcake. I don't know if I would buy these again though. There are so many other better cupcakes out there. Maybe for a kids party. Since kids don't really seem to notice the difference between a good cupcake and an OK one.
I would not buy these for any special occasion though.
I have to admit, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. For 99 cents, I think you get your moneys worth.
I'm pretty surprised at how different each cupcake has been so far. I really thought a cupcake was a cupcake but clearly that is not true.
This is a fun experiment for me and I'm happy you seem to have been enjoying it too.
If you have a place you want me to add to my taste test just let me know and I'll go there.