Walking through the streets by the Grand Canal, watching the gondoliers float on by, hearing the soft Italian tunes playing; I’m off in my own Italian dream… then I’m brought back to reality by the bright shiny lights and noises of the slot machines ringing in the background.
A little Italian adventure is just steps off of the Vegas Strip. Tucked back in the Shops at Palazzo, a tiny sweet shop can be found. After peeling yourself away from the poker tables, give in to another weakness with a cupcake at Sweet Surrender.
The cake was doughy in the very center. The tops were a bit too hard. There wasn’t any real flavor to it.
The frosting was a really silky. If satin could be tasted, I’m positive this is how it would taste. However, there wasn’t any dominating flavor. It was supposed to be a vanilla crème flavor, but it tasted a bit bland. I couldn’t tell if the frosting was made out of butter, shortening, powdered sugar, or what. It was so whipped like it reminded me of the 7-minute frosting some grocery stores offer.
This little cupcake looked like a little gem. The blue-tinted frosting was a bright, shiny shade of blue and was topped with gold white-chocolate crunch balls. My goodness, those little gold things were delicious! I would do just about anything to get a whole bowl of those right now!
For all the high rollers in Vegas needing to get their sugar fix, they can enjoy luxury with one of the most expensive cupcakes on the Strip, the Decadence D’Or. For $750, you can get a handmade cupcake with Palmira Single Estate Chocolate, Charentes Poitou AOC Butter, and Tahitian Gold Vanilla Bean Caviar, topped with edible gold flakes and Louis XIII Cognac encased in a hand-blown sugar Fleur-de-lis. Next time I’ll hit the tables and try my luck to fund this cupcake purchase. Or, if there’s anyone out there that would like to make a donation, I’d be much obliged.
Besides the beauty of the cupcake, there’s not much else to brag about. My advice? Walk a few steps further along the canal and get you some gelato in the middle of St. Mark’s Square.
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