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.
The cupcakes are certainly topped with fluffy whipped cream cheese and pretty red velvet cake sprinkles. But how do they taste?
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.
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.
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.