July 19, 2013

Strawberry Cream Taste Test Drive


Kimberley's Bakeshoppe Strawberry Cream

Last month I tried Kimberley's Bakeshoppe Red Velvet . I was disappointed but was told by those of you who read the post that the vanilla ones were good and I should give them a try. So while grocery shopping last weekend I saw the strawberry cream and decided to give Kimberley's Bakeshoppe one more try. 

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The package says, "Golden moist vanilla cake filled with luscious strawberries and topped with a swirl of both creamy vanilla bean and strawberry frosting's".   

The cake was moist with a hint of vanilla flavor. The frosting in my opinion didn't have much of a flavor.  It was pretty plain. I was expecting more of a strawberry taste. If I was making these I would add strawberry flavoring to the frosting. 
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The filling once again was very disappointing.  This to me is not a luscious filling as the package suggests.  Where's the strawberry's?  The filling, what little there was,  tasted like strawberry jam. When I make cupcake's with filling it oozes out of the cupcakes. You know it's there. 


Strawberry-cupcake-taste test

A package of 4 cupcakes at my local store here in Oregon is $4.99.  In my opinion, skip past these cupcakes and buy yourself a box mix.  

8 comments :

  1. Oh my, I am sorry to hear about your experience. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Thanks Talia. I was disappointed but now I know to save my money and that the cupcakes I make are so much better :)

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  2. People have been telling us about these and made them sound good. I was skeptical, as I am with most store bought fruit flavored things, and from the looks of your photos it doesn't seem like the best from Give and Go/Kimberley's Bakeshoppe. I don't think anyone around me is carrying these anymore, but thanks for the head's up!

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    1. Jenn, I know. I've had people tell me they were good too. Maybe they are not cupcake makers like we are. Maybe I'm getting bad batches but I won't try them again. Too many other cupcakes out there to try!

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    2. Agreed! The filling is definitely lacking in all of them and has been one of the most consistent critiques we've seen, but overall people seem pleased because of the moist cake and smooth frosting, so maybe that's enough for them? Our thought is that it is still a mass produced, grocery store cupcake, so when compared on that level it ranks well. If the audience has mostly had access to the standard grocery store cupcakes (with no options and overly sweet frosting), then I can see where these seem like a special treat. :)

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    3. Good points Jenn. I've always made my own cupcakes so I forget that a lot of people do get the store bought. I'll keep that in mind if I taste test anymore store bought cupcakes.

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  3. what a bummer, they look so good and the packaging is fun!

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    1. Thanks for the comment love. I know! They looked and sounded so good. SAdly, no. But one never knows until one tries.

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