It’s 5 o’clock somewhere… And that applies to cupcakes as well folks! KC Pin-Up Pastries, where cupcakes take on a new meaning, have some of Kansas City’s most unique cupcakes. And I got to try an array of their summer line-up of flavors!
“Hpnotiq, coconut and pineapple flavored cake. Filled with a tart Hpnotiq and pineapple gelee. Then topped with vanilla butter cream and your choice of design”
Instead of grabbing a cold drink, grab this cupcake on a summer night. This cake was bursting with hytonic. I was almost afraid to eat the whole thing because of how strong the alcohol flavor was… I could have needed a designated driver to take me home!
“Pink lemonade cake topped with UV Pink Lemonade Vodka. Garnished with a lemon drop”
Need a cool drink on a hot summer’s day? Their pink lemonade cupcake will clench your thirst. It was as if I stuck a straw in a fresh glass of lemonade. Be careful though – sipping just the frosting will be a bit sour. Make sure to mix them together for the best combination!
“Pineapple and tropical punch flavored cake. Topped with coconut butter cream and rolled in toasted coconut.”
This cupcake screamed SUMMERTIME! The wonderful coconut flavor plus the super-creamy buttercream was delightful! However, I’m not a fan of the big coconut pieces… they’re just not my thing. But, the rest of the cupcake with all that coconut flavor? Sign me up!
Strawberry Fields Forever
“Sweetened wedding cake stuffed with chunks of sweetened strawberries. Topped with vanilla butter cream and sliced strawberries”
Buttercream = yummy! Cake ≠ yummy. The cake was hard and not very flavorful. I’m not sure if it had to do with the way the fresh strawberries were baked, or if it had to do with my handling of the cupcakes. But, regardless, this was my least favorite cupcake.
“Lemon cake topped with lemon butter cream and in the center it’s filled with cherry citrus glaze.”
You never know what you’re first reaction will be when you try a cupcake. I always sit in anticipation until my taste buds kick in. With this cupcake, I experience one of the “ahhhh” moments (these moments happen when I instantly fall in love with a cupcake and can’t help but say “ahhhh” or “mmmm” or “OMG”). They weren’t lying when they say that this cupcake is “an attack on your taste buds”. It was in very good way possible!
“Wedding white cake with a hint of almond flavoring. Topped with a delicious almond butter cream.”
I also experience an “ahhhh” moment with this cupcake. They weren’t kidding when they labeled it wedding cake… I swear I heard wedding bells after I ate this! It was full of almond flavor, cooked to a perfect consistency, and topped with a smooth, creamy, not-too-sweet buttercream. I want to have a wedding just so I can eat this again!
I truly enjoyed sampling all of these cupcakes. The buttercream was especially my favorite! It held texture while remaining smooth and delicious.
I do have to say that some of the infused cakes developed a different consistency that didn’t bring the best out of the cupcake. The flavors were great and I do think that was partly my fault. Summers in Kansas can be hot, and traveling with cupcakes isn’t conducive to maintaining freshness.
Everyone needs a splash of character and flavor to their cupcake. Sometimes eating a plain ol’ vanilla-vanilla can be boring (can’t believe I am admitting this…. VV is my go-to cupcake!).
I had so much fun with my cocktail hour with my cupcakes from KC Pin-Up cupcakes. They sure know how to cook up a mean cupcake. Out of all the cupcakes I tried, these two are my favorite – Sandra Dee and Blitzkrieg Bop! In addition to the summer flavors baked up for me, they have an extensive list of funky flavors (check out their menu of “Stars” and “Supporting Roles”) that is sure to spice up any cupcake experience.
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