Last year as I started to show my true colors of my cupcake addiction, I came across a local lady in Kansas City that had Kickstarter project open to raise money to purchase a food van. Kickstarter, for those who are unfamiliar, is an online site that allows you to “fund and follow creativity”. Any person can post a project, and people anywhere can support them. It’s a pretty nifty thing, so you all should check it out. Anyways, back to the point, I found this project for Takes the Cake Bakery and decided to back it. Lone behold, it reached its goal! Last week, I was able to pick up my reward for supporting, a ½ dozen cupcakes of my choice. Me and one of my dear friends set off to pick up my cupcakes. (I mean, come on? I may LOVE cupcakes, but I don’t need to eat six!)
Out of all their option, I chose the “Original Gangster”, a wedding cake topped with classic vanilla buttercream, drizzled with white chocolate. (I do have to apologize. I accidentally deleted the photo of just the cupcake. But in the photo above, you can see her selection. The original gangster is the one on the bottom right)
The cake was extremely fluffy and moist. The wedding cake flavor was a great flavor! It almost had this splash of almond taste. Overall, it was light and airy, yet bursting with flavor. And, not to mention, the cake was cooked to perfection – browned at the bottom and golden on top.
The classic vanilla frosting was very sweet, however it had a good balance between the butter and sugar taste. Typically I find frostings screaming either one or the other, but this one found a happy medium. Besides being sweet, it was thick and creamy. It was one of those frostings that just melt in your mouth.
The white chocolate drizzle was a simple, yet classic look. The drizzle had a yellowish tint, so it appeared darker in color compared to the frosting, which made the overall look classy. Besides, the white chocolate was to die for! I found myself scraping every last bit that I could get!
The combo of the cake and frosting was a perfect match. The sweetness of the frosting offset the flavor of the cake. In addition to the cakes, the van sells coffee from E.F. Hobbs. They have a full coffee menu, so all caffeine addicts can get their fix. Besides, what better match for cupcakes than coffee! My friend did get one of their lattes and it was yummy!
The van is still getting started. They have been experimenting with stops and are working on putting together cruising schedules. But, both people seem to be fun people and are really enjoying themselves. That’s all part of the cupcake experience! All in all, these cupcakes really did take the cake!
Takes the Cake Bakery
*I have to give my friend, Kelley some credit for this blog. Some of the thoughts written came directly from her! Thanks Kelley!