Another cupcake review?! Yep. Don't worry, I haven't turned into a cupcake review only blog. April being my birth-month I'm on a cupcake kick. I've been meaning to try all these places out and what better time than April.
In researching cupcake shops in my area I came across one that the owner had been on Cupcake Wars. Well of course I HAD to check out this shop. Located in Lake Oswego, Kyra's is a 100% gluten -free bakery and was the only gluten-free three time winner on Cupcake Wars. So exciting! You can read about Kyra's story of why she opened a gluten-free bakery here.
When I walked into Kyra's the place was busy. Everyone there that morning wanted the cinnamon rolls. The smell of the cinnamon rolls filled the air and it was such a wonderful smell. I was tempted to get a cinnamon roll but I was there for cupcakes. I'll definitely be going back for a cinnamon roll. I picked up three cupcakes. One for my husband and two for me :) Bunny Hop for my husband and Birthday Cake and Raspberry Lemonade for me.
Jasper wanted to help with the taste testing.
I got the Bunny Hop for my husband because he likes carrot cake. The Bunny Hop is carrot spice cake with cream cheese frosting. He liked the cupcake and said there was real chunks of carrot in it. A pleasant surprise. I didn't tell him it was gluten free. As for the frosting, he said it was too much. Keep in mind my husband is not much of a frosting guy.
I thought the Birthday Cake cupcake was fitting since it's my birth-month. The cake had a mild vanilla flavor and had a little bit of a mealy texture. I'm assuming this is because it's gluten-free. The cake was lighter than the other bakery where I tried gluten-free cupcakes. The frosting was very smooth but a little bland in flavor. Vanilla cupcakes have never been my favorite because I've always found them a little lacking in flavor. However, if you're a vanilla cupcake lover I think you would like these cupcakes.
I saved the Raspberry Lemonade cupcake for last. I thought this one would be more flavorful than the Birthday Cake one and I was right. The texture of this one was mealy too but had a nice lemon flavor. The mealy texture didn't take away from the lightness of the cake and the flavor. The frosting on this one was smooth and bursting with flavor. I really liked this cupcake.
There are so many other great sounding flavors on their menu that I'd like to try. I think this Saturday I'll stop into Kyra's for some cinnamon rolls and bring them over to the garage sale I'm participating in with my family. See if they taste as good as they smell.