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21 July 2010 @ 11:53 pm
Cupcakes... from Cake Couture  
This past weekend Mark and I decided to try Cake Couture in the Aina Haina Shopping Center. I realized recently that I never did search locally for cupcakes and we kind of wanted to see how they compared to ones we've tried on the mainland... We'd heard a bunch about Cake Couture and decided to give them a try.

My apologies to those on FB for the cross posting!

This was the Black & White - which I REALLY wanted to try.
It was SO pretty and the frosting was just delicious, but the cupcake itself
was just an ordinary chocolate cupcake.

The Red Velvet was a MUST for me (I have a serious red velvet addiction!)
And though it was good (the cupcake itself was really tasty...)
I much preferred the one at Liliha Bakery I had a couple months back.
It was much more moist and really went well with the frosting...

Chocolate on chocolate! How could you go wrong? And it was great!
The frosting especially!

Finally the Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcake - which was much more moist
than the others.

One of the few that we didn't try was the lemon (pictured above)
though it looked REALLY good! :)

Look at all that red velvet! The one thing that was lovely was their
display cases! They had SUCH a pretty presentation!

All in all a very good cupcake experience! :) Though I have to say, once you've eaten a Crumbs cupcake, it's really hard to compare!
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Smithasmittenbyu on July 22nd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
OH.MY.GOODNESS! Now I want some cupcakes!! The presentation reminds me so much of the Georgetown Cupcakes here in DC... yummmmmmmy.... Now I want some.. funny thing is I have never had any craving all through pregnancy and now I am craving things! I just can't pinpoint what it is ... so am having all junk food to figure it out! sigh.. although I don't count cupcakes in junk food category... okay enough of my blabber...
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
Heehee! I LOVE cupcakes!! Especially ones that are presented like these were! And I've made it a point to try as many cupcake places as I could in NYC whenever I'm there! You must go to the one in DC and take photos - I'd love to see it! :)
Smithasmittenbyu on July 23rd, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
:) oh.. I realised that this is the same cupcake place (Georgetown Cupcakes) that has its show now on TLC - DC Cupcakes. Of course, that's at their new store. But my golly is it delicious. You can have them ship it to you too! ;)

Will definitely share pics when I do make it there!
Leahbostonbwy on July 22nd, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
Sheri: Food!shutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
They were SOOOO good! :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on July 22nd, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
They all look very delicious but the Chocolate on chocolate cupcake looks especially tempting to me. :) How good it's too late here to get any sweet things! ;)
Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Ah!! The chocolate one was delicious!! I'm sure you would've loved it! It was a chocolate lover's dream cupcake! :D
Sarah: [Bway] // Johnnymisswritten on July 23rd, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh. If I ever go to Hawaii, I will obviously be going to this place and that cookie place you posted about a few weeks ago before I go to any beach! ;) hahah. These look amazing!

I went to Magnolia's over the weekend for the first time and I thought their cupcakes were pretty good. Until the icing got in my hair. It was windy. I've never been to Crumbs though either. I think my roomie and I almost went there when we saw Promises, but we went in and they didn't look good so we opted out. Maybe we'll have to give them another try. Or go to a different location.

But omg that chocolate one. It looks worth every pound it'd be sure to add lol
Sheri: Food!shutterbug93 on July 23rd, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Haha!! Yes, you must try this place and Mrs. Barry's cookies!! They are worth the trip alone. :)

In all the times I've been to NYC, I've never been to Magnolia Bakery! I told myself that I'm definitely going to have to on my next trip - so it's on my must-do list. :) And Crumbs doesn't always look the best (their presentation is sometimes lacking) but they really do have some great cupcakes! :)

The chocolate one was SO delicious!! :)