As part of my ongoing public service campaign to review as many cupcake bakeries as I can (purely altruistic, right? ;), I visited the Flavor Cupcakery in Bel Air, MD yesterday. This shop was the winner of season 4's Cupcake Wars. I'd heard about it from a few people, but hadn't found it. I took a wrong turn leaving Joann yesterday, and I literally drove into the parking lot - that's fate saying I needed a cupcake.
It's a tiny place, but with very nice branding - love their logo. As for the product, well, it was just OK. I ordered the salted caramel chocolate cupcake. The cake part was moist, which is good. I just didn't love the frosting- I know! It's frosting, what's not to love? Well, it just didn't have enough flavor for me. Also tasted a bit like shortening instead of butter. They use all natural ingredients, and maybe I missed the preservatives? It was just sort of bland.
I wish I'd tried their Fluffernutter instead.
They did offer push-up cupcakes like these from Maddycakes:
I totally missed that trend! Now, I can't wait to make some of my own. You can buy the holders here, but I'm hoping to find a local supplier.
Has anyone made push-up cake pops yet? Any tips to share?