Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Cupcake Capers

This is the first edition of Cupcake Capers, where I dutifully explore the new cupcake shop in my town and eat the cupcakes, so that you can get some idea as to what they taste like. The irony is not lost on me that this cupcake posting comes directly after one entitled "Healthy".

I'm not alone in this new tasting venture. My dear friend and fellow San Carlosan, Jess Nichols, will be participating as well. We have a standing date to meet at Vanilla Moon Bakery once a week so that we can review a different cupcake each visit. You may remember that I love cupcakes a LOT, so this plan couldn't have been more ingenious (hands rubbing together).

Today's review starts by saying how incredibly nice Christie Perego and her family are. Jess and I met them last Thursday, the day after their official opening. They were so welcoming and genuinely warm to everyone. Next to a good product, that particular quality in a business is what keeps me coming back. The shop is clean and nicely designed with dark furniture, deep purple walls and fresh gerbera daisies on each table.

Vanilla Moon Bakery owner Christie Perego and her brother Aaron Perego

Vanilla with Vanilla Buttercream

Forward to 5:00pm sharp today. My pick was Vanilla with Vanilla Buttercream. The first thing I did was smell it. It smelled good! Next, I took a bite and said, "Mmmmmm". The people at the table next to me were also saying "Mmmmmm".

The vanilla flavor was just right and the cake was light and fluffy. The buttercream frosting was thick but had a lightness to it and just slightly rich. The periwinkle sprinkles added a nice touch.

The last photo in this slideshow - do you see the little boy expressing physical joy? He had just eaten (half of) a red velvet cupcake. His Mom's review is here.

If you're mad - mad because I've taunted you with photos of delicious cupcakes, well I truly understand. Just look away! And the rest of you, stay tuned until next week's Cupcake Capers!


Nancy said...

I AM mad- that cupcake looks delicious! The only thing I can do about it is make you PROMISE to take me there when I come home for Christmas...

Clare said...

This is amazing! A joint cupcake blog post. I love it. Here I was getting ready to post a really downer blogpost today and now Ive changed my mind. :)

jay said...

I can not believe that I just read a blog post about cupcakes.

Ana said...

OMG! May I join you two sometime? This place looks killer!