Okay, so cupcakes may not be the best thing to talk about on a fitness blog but anyone who has been reading a while will know that I have quite the sweet tooth and cupcakes are definitely my down fall! I have been doing real well on cutting back on the sour patch kids, so I deserve a cupcake, right?
1. Scott and I are fans of the show Shark Tank ( yea, that's how we usually spend our Friday nights and I am totally okay with that), and I have been intrigued with the company Wicked Good Cupcakes ever since I saw them on there. I've been wanting to try them but really needed a good excuse to spend $10 on a cupcake in a jar! Scott and I decided that we would buy some as our Valentines day gift to each other. I'm a simple gal, I don't need flowers and chocolate, just cupcakes!
3. Choosing the flavors we wanted was probably the hardest part. I chose two and Scott chose two. I chose the Cookies N Cream and the Cupid's Vanilla Confetti which was one of the Valentines flavors. Scott chose Chocolate Lab (because really anything that has Lab in the title is going right in our shopping cart), and The Wicked Good which was a chocolate peanut butter combo. Oh, Wicked Good cupcakes also donates to organizations that help animals. Perhaps that's why they came up with the name Chocolate Lab.
4. Each of the cupcake jars has two cupcakes inside. It is essentially a cupcake layered on top of another cupcake. This is where it gets tricky because I would really give some thought to eating another cupcakes after just having ate one. But because they are in a jar, I didn't think twice digging in and only leaving a little bit left in the jar. As the icing aficionado that I am, I will say that the middle layer of icing is not as plentiful as the icing on the top. That's okay though because the cupcake is plenty sweet as it is. The cake is very moist. I of course had to take a sample bite out of each jar!
5. When we were done "sampling", we put the lids back on the jar to store them for the next day. Because they came in a jar Scott thought we should put them in the fridge. I did for about 30 minutes until I thought "Nah, we shouldn't be putting them in the fridge, they're gonna get hard". Sure enough when I pulled them out, they were starting to get hard. I put them in the cupboard over night and they bounced back and became just as moist as they were the day before. Of course I had to have another "sampling" for breakfast. Note: Do not listen to husband, do not put them in the fridge!
So, what's the verdict on these cupcakes in a jar? WELL.....I don't know if maybe I had my expectations set so high or what, but honestly I thought they were just as good as the cupcakes we use to get at our local cupcake shop (before they closed down). If I bought 2 cupcakes at my local grocery store and stuffed them in a mason jar, they'd be just as good too. I can not say they were the best cupcakes ever, but I will say they were good and it is a unique treat. I would not hesitate to try other flavors or purchase them as a gift for someone else. Perhaps I'm just an equal opportunity cupcake lover, any will do! -M
We are linking up with the gals from the Friday 5