Sunday, April 22, 2012

One Sweet Weekend

Everyone, I have a confession. It's a deep, dark secret I've been hiding for a while now and I think it's time I confess...

I've lived in the Boston area for nearly all my life and until yesterday, I had never been to Sweet Cupcakes.

I KNOW! It's terrible. I was feeling like a complete foodie fraud and so when I found myself on Newbury St. yesterday afternoon, I knew the time had come. It wasn't that I hadn't wanted to visit Sweet more than ANYTHING (really, what could be more important than Boston's most highly rated cupcake?!), but I just hadn't had the pleasure of darkening their door yet. But, that all ended yesterday and I am SO happy it did because my first Sweet experience was definitely one to remember!

Walking into Sweet is like walking into a girly cupcake heaven. The walls are covered in pink, white and brown toile, and a giant, delicately-lit cupcake case greets you as you enter. There are a few small tables positioned by the window overlooking the hustle and bustle of Newbury St. The atmosphere is definitely inviting and the employees are friendly! 

Of course I love ALL cupcakes, but if I had to choose my absolute favorite flavor in the world, I think I'd have to go with red velvet. I'm not a huge frosting fan, but the signature cream cheese frosting on red velvet always keeps me coming back for more. And of course, the dense, cocoa-delicious flavor and romantic red hue of the cake never fails to seduce my taste buds, either! 

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Sweet's rendition of the red velvet cupcake was the brightest shade of red I'd ever seen! The cake was moist, but not as flavorful as my all-time favorite red velvet cupcake from Cupcake Charlie's. Also, the frosting was a little more sugary than I prefer, but the cream cheese was still evident. The frosting was topped with a small chocolate shaving that added a fun and simplistic decorative garnish to the cake. Overall, the cupcake was yummy, but not the yummiest! Cupcake Charlie's still has my heart, but I am looking forward to heading back to Sweet soon to try another flavor. When it comes to cupcakes, I always keep an open mind.


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