Friday, February 12, 2016

Here's the scoop....




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!


2. We ordered the Valentines day 4-pack for $39.95 (and we got free shipping).  This allowed us to choose any four flavors including the new Valentines flavors. The 4-pack gets shipped just like this and those cupcake people don't fool around, they even pack spoons in the box so you can dig in right away! (Since we ordered ours, I've seen they are now offering a 2-pack for $19.95 +$5 shipping)

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.

valentines day cupcakes

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! 

oreo cookie cupcakes
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




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44 comments:

  1. Hmm, what an interesting concept! I love cupcakes and we do have some experience dive shops in DC but $10?! Wow...

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    1. Yea, not sure they are worth the $10 but we enjoyed the novelty of it.

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  2. Thanks for sharing - I also love Shark Tank but hadn't seen this episode yet!

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    1. They were actually on a few seasons ago. They've appeared recently in recent episodes when they do those "where are they now" updates!

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  3. I've heard of the company on Shark Tank - fun show to watch! Today I finished my dark chocolate cupcake from Sprinkles in Houston. I topped it with peanut butter and it tasted even better!

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    1. That sounds fabulous! I hear much about Sprinkles but have never been there!

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  4. Sounds like a great Valentine's Day treat! Having two cupcakes in a jar is different and I've never heard of that. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It was definitely a nice treat for valentine's day!

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  5. I saw the same episode and have been super curious about those cupcakes. I remember everybody loving them on the show. Glad to know they taste just as good as a regular gourmet cupcakes. I could buy an entire dozen of Sprinkles cupcakes for $40!!

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  6. Wow, that's pretty pricey...! Thankfully I don't really have a sweet tooth, otherwise I'd have to give it a try...! :)

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    1. No sweet tooth? I wish I had that problem...lol

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  7. I love cupcakes. :) MY favorite kind is seriously just the kind made at a grocery store with whipped icing. Since you said these were just as good as other cupcakes, maybe a cool gift idea could be buying them at the store and then stuffing them in the mason jar yourself and decorating? It would be cheaper!

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    1. We kept the jars! I may try that at home just for fun!

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  8. Interesting. I can't be trusted with two servings in a jar or box or bottle or... But these would make a cute gift.

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  9. I love cupcakes too! I think I'll try anything that sounds different just for the experience and sometimes I set my expectations way higher than they should be! But it's still fun to get things in the mail and get surprised! Loved the concept and they might be a cool gift idea! :)

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  10. I have never even heard of cupcakes in a jar, but it sounds like something I would want to try. Sorry they didn't live up to your expectations, but sometimes you just have to try these things. Ya know, for research ;)

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  11. We have a couple of cupcake bakeries here in town. The amount of icing used at one of them would choke a horse. The icing looks like a large ice cream cone sitting on top of the cake. I love sweets and icing but even I think that is too much.

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  12. My husband got them for me last year for Valentine's Day and I have to agree with you I was a little underwhelmed too.

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  13. I'm pretty sure that the jar is what makes them interesting! What a great presentation!

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  14. We have cupcake bakeries, but if I'm wanting cupcakes, I'll make them at home. If I'm craving something for just a couple nights, I go to Nothing Bundt Cakes. Now those cakes are good.

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  15. wow that is expensive. I am not a big fan of cup cakes so I guess I would not spend 10 dollars on a cupcake.

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  16. Such fun packaging! Our publix honestly makes the best cakes!

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  17. I havent had a cupcake in awhile but it is really interesting concept to have 2 in a jar. I dont know if I could stop after one

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  18. I am definitely intrigued by those cupcakes! I was on a huge cupcake bender for a long time but haven't had many recently. I may need to fall off the wagon for those :) They are really pretty too.

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  19. Well they look pretty yummy :) I like the idea of everything in the jar for some reason, I may need to try this out.

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  20. Haha, this is too funny -- Todd and I are OBSESSED with Shark Tank and it's our weekly ritual to DVR Friday night's episode and watch it first thing Saturday morning while eating our Saturday morning pancakes, LOL. I've wanted to try Wicked Good Cupcakes (since Mr. Wonderful talks them up constantly)...such a cute idea for a gift! But, yeah, I'm not surprised that they don't taste all that much different than "regular" cupcakes, even though they're packaging is adorable.

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  21. I love Shark Tank...
    how fun that you all ordered them. A good little thing to try for V-Day.
    I hate they are virtually 2 cupcakes - like you said, its like mindless eating.
    Good to know they're not AMAZINGLY SPECTACULAR - but might be fun on a special occasion.

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  22. i remember seeing this on Shark Tank - love that show as well. i'm always trying to think of an idea to pitch! the cupcakes look so cute and i love when companies tailor things to holidays! enjoy.

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  23. What an interesting concept. Putting cupcakes in mason jars certainly makes it easy to transport them and keep them in tact.

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  24. i saw that episode! i personally couldn't believe the price, though (half the time shark tank just makes me mad when i realize how much it costs to make things vs. how much it costs me to buy them, but i guess that's business haha). i'm glad you tried them out, though! treat yo self :) now tell me how you're kicking the sour patch habit, because i can't stop!

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  25. They look delicious but that's kind of expensive!

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  26. These sound good but I am not picky about cupcakes either! I do like that you can eat some of them and save the rest for later:)

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  27. Fun. But the only problem now is I am totally craving a cupcake, LOL

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  28. I am a huge fan of Shark Tank! It's always fun to try new things especially when you know you're supporting small businesses :)

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  29. Something about stuffing a cupcake in a jar is appealing to me. A friend sent me some after I ran the NYC marathon as a gift and I thought it was a cool idea.

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  30. That is a terrific gift idea and who doesn't like a cupcake? I am not a huge cake fan but a cupcake is a whole nother story sister! FUN!

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  31. Awesome! I love that you decided to splurge on a treat together as a gift. So cute and fun.

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  32. I love Shark Tank and I've seen that episode! I'm glad you got the chance to review the cupcakes. I may need to try these out sometime!

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  33. How fun! Have you ever had Georgetown Cupcakes? The lines outside the store in Georgetown are ridiculously long, but they are worth the wait. They ship, too.

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  34. Fun to try something new for Valentines Day

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  35. Ohhh, I need to try these! I'm definitely a cupcakes officianado!! But you are right, I wouldn't necessarily eat two cupcakes in one sitting, but it sounds like it would be easy to with these!

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  36. What a fun little treat!! We love Shark Tank too! Although every time I watch I get mad I didn't come up with any of those great ideas!

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