June 21, 2013

Red Velvet Taste Test Drive


Taking a page from Cupcake Crusaders  I'm bringing you a cupcake taste test.  I, like the Cupcake Crusaders have wondered how cupcakes in a grocery store would compare to cupcake shops. 

I've seen  Kimberley's Cupcakes  in Fred Meyer every time we shop there and have been tempted.  Would they taste good? Fresh? Stale? I just couldn't make up my mind. My husband made up my mind for me.  "Just get them, they're only $5" he said, as he put them in the basket.  

The package says, Cupcake lovers can't get enough of Kimberley's Bakeshoppe creations. Intensely moist red velvet is generously filled and topped with fluffy whipped cream cheese.  

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The cupcakes are certainly topped with fluffy whipped cream cheese and pretty red velvet cake sprinkles. But how do they taste?
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I was expecting the cake to be dry but it was actually pretty moist. I found the cake to have a very mild red velvet taste and the whipped cream topping didn't burst with that fabulous whipped cream richness. In fact, the topping was rather bland. 

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The package said it was generously filled and this picture may be a little out of scale but mine was not generously filled. In fact I had to cut mine in half to find the filling. I cut the cupcake exactly in half but the small amount of filling was all on one side. 
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Over all I was disappointed with this cupcake. The Cupcake Crusaders have tried Kimberley's Bakeshoppe's other flavors and found them to be tastier.  Read their post here for reviews on the lemon ice, triple chocolate and vanilla bean. 

6 comments :

  1. So sorry the Red Velvet didn't hit the mark! Red Velvet is such a hard flavor to do right! If you try the others let us know what you think. :)

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    1. If I try the others I'll let you know. The ones you tried sounded good. And I agree, red velvet is a tricky flavor.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I think you got a bad batch. My husband bought them for my birthday and they were spectacular. He also had several other kinds....yummm. maybe I was just really craving red velvet that day haha.

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    1. Perhaps we did get a bad batch Heather and should try them again. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  3. Thanks to all of you who are doing this so the rest of us don't have to! I don't think it would even occur to me to buy cupcakes at the grocery store, but if some are good I might do so if in a pinch.

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    1. It's a sacrifice we party diva's are willing to make for you.
      I don't usually buy cupcakes at the store, too many I want to make myself. But being the party diva I am, I taste tested them for all my Fizzy friends.

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