I apparently don’t really learn from my past experiences. After getting a complete sugar overload at Cupcake Camp, you’d think I would have learned that eating large quantities of cupcakes at a single sitting is a bad idea.
Well, PBear and I decided to make another tasty mistake the other day when I discovered a Groupon for the cupcake shop that we were thinking about trying, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe. It seemed to be a great deal and, honestly, do you need an excuse to eat cupcakes? The catch was that we had to get a dozen cupcakes. Um yeah, sign me up.
Top row: chocolate explosion, blueberry cheesecake, whoopie pie, The Lulu
Second row: chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel, chocolate cherry bomb, banana caramel
Third row: chocolate turtle cheesecake, red velvet, s’mores, and piña colada
I mean, don’t their cupcakes just look delicious? How could you not get a dozen? Especially with amazing flavor names like chocolate turtle cheesecake and banana caramel.
Loved their chocolate cherry bomb flavor, especially their hidden cherry surprise. I just loved the taste of their frosting—you can see the lightness of it, which offsets the deep cocoa flavor of the cupcake.
The piña colada flavor was one of their current testing flavors, but I have to say, I loooved it, The coconut in the frosting adds a nice sweetness to the cupcake without overwhelming it, while the touch of pineapple just makes me think of a day at the beach. I hope they keep it on the menu!
Or blueberry cheesecake, anyone? I have always loved cream cheese frosting—it’s the sole reason I asked for carrot cake for my birthday for years. Even vegetables are better with cream cheese frosting.
The cupcakes were absolutely heavenly, and I’m going to stop showing cupcakes since it’s starting to make me hungry. I really should just blog about food instead of wedding planning. Needless to say, we had quite a bit of sugar overload that night. Everything was so good, it was very hard to pick the ones that we wanted for our wedding.
Ultimately I think we decided on chocolate cherry bomb, banana caramel, peanut butter chocolate, and piña colada, but I might have to do another trip just to make sure.
I guess my question to everyone is how do you decide what flavors to get? Do you stick with the slightly more boring flavors that will make everyone happy, or do you get the kickass crazy flavor that you absolutely love?
And how many flavors is too many? We’re thinking four flavors with enough cupcakes for each person to get two cupcakes, but with a delicious dinner planned before then, will people even be hungry for cupcakes?
Thoughts? What would you do?