Thursday, January 31, 2008

Racheypoo Review: Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Recently, a friend of mine decided that she and her hubby could not possibly eat all the cupcakes that she likes to bake. So, she asked for applications from potential tasters. I jumped at the chance to taste the amazing confections she creates.

Today, I received a package of cupcakes and a letter letting me know that I have moved on to the second round of the selection process. The next step is for me to eat the cupcakes (yay!) and review them on my blog. Then, I guess CB will make the selection from there.
So, I give you a Racheypoo Review of Snickerdoodle Cupcakes:
The delivery:
The cupcakes came sans frosting individually shrink wrapped and in a four pack bakery box. There was a seperate ziploc containing the frosting which was cool but not firm enough to pipe. I placed it in the fridge to chill a bit further while I inspected the actual cakes.

The cupcakes had a fragrant aroma first of cinnamon followed by butter and vanilla. They smelled sweet, but not overly so. The frosting smelled sweeter and I could definitely pick up on the cream cheese undertones but it was also cinnamonny (if that's even a word)!
The cakes were the correct height in the cup. The tops were slight shiny, as cupcakes tend to be. The tops were springy and bounced back when I applied light pressure with my finger.

The application of the frosting was simple though I think I could have let the topping chill for another twenty minutes or so (but I was hungry for the cuppycakes!). I did refer to the original blog post about the cupcakes to see how firm the frosting should be and it looked close so I proceeded.

On first bite, I was surprised how moist the cake was, especially considering they had been shipped the day before. The cream cheesy, cinnamon-sweet frosting was the perfect compliment to the cake as the cuppy had a more subtle sweetness. It left a pleasant aftertaste, obviously made with all natural ingredients. The second and third bites were just as yummy. There was not a forth bite because the third bite was extra large. :) I truly enjoyed the cinnamon and vanilla flavors with the buttery undertones.
The cupcakes were smooth, yet moist and they weren't crumby or falling all over the place. The frosting was really creamy smooth with just little bits of texture from the cinnamon sprinkles. Overall, a simply, pleasing texture.
Bottom-line: The cupcake tasted exactly how I think a snickerdoodle cupcake should taste, possibly even better!
On a scale of 1-5 sprinkle hearts, I give it


CB said...

Dear Racheypoo, iheartcuppycakes! is very impressed with your review of our snickerdoodle cupcake. Your cuppycakes categories are indicative of a thorough thoughtful review. We appreciate your time and obvious effort. At this time, we will review the other candidates and be in touch.
Sincerely, Mr. Cuppycakes

zebe912 said...

Um, wow, that was thorough. However, if the potential employer is reading...this review totally made me want to eat some of those cuppycakes as well. In fact, it makes me wonder how moist those cuppycakes would be by the time they went 2/3rds of the way across the country. Perhaps you should include the suggestion of testing longer travel time in your review :-)

Anonymous said...

OKay yeah, I totally need to make these now. I love all things snickerdoodle/cinnamon. Mmm... :)

BBKiddo said...

I am drooling all over my desk!

Natalie said...

MMM! Please let me know if you pass the test -- and I think you're going to need guest tasters for your tastings. Applicants need not apply, I'm hiring myself.

Rachel said...

Mr. Cuppycakes,

Thank you for this opportunity to review the cupcakes. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Racheypoo Sprinkleton

Rachel said...

ZEBE - I strive to have throrough and complete work.
APRIL - Feel free to send me some to taste!
BB - I guess CB should buy us all bibs, huh?
NATALIE - I'm happy to share come on up to NC and I'll hook you up! OR you could probably still apply to be a taster. ::shrugs::