September 11, 2013

Lazy Saturday Afternoon Cupcake Review

Saturday afternoon, my man working O.T., me with no specific plans except to clean the house. I called up a friend and said, lets go cupcake tasting in Newberg. Newberg is about 30 minutes from my house and it was a gorgeous day for a drive as you can see from the picture above. 
Sweetest Thing Cupcakes was our destination. How would these cupcakes stand up to the big city cupcakes?
From the moment we walked in the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and smiling. There's outdoor seating on the big porch  which my friend and I took advantage of. The only disappointment was that the houses front faces a busy intersection. There were a few times my friend and I had to pause our conversation as a big truck rolled through. 
I had come to sample two of their Saturday Seasonal specials: Trick or Treat and Caramel Apple Cider. My friend wanted to try The Marble and Wedding Cake. 
All the cupcakes had a moist cake base topped with creamy frosting. 
The Marble frosting was the perfect amount of chocolate flavor. A creamy smooth mild chocolate taste. The Trick or Treat was topped with chocolate coated peanut butter candies and had those candies in the cake base as well. My friend and I both thought the Trick or Trick would be too peanut buttery but it wasn't. It was the right amount of creamy peanut butter taste and not overwhelming at all. This cupcake would go great with a glass of milk. 
Now if you're an almond lover, Wedding Cake is the one for you. It's rich almond flavor permeated throughout this cupcake. Some almond cupcakes are so mild you wonder if it's even in there. Not this one. You get a rich almond taste. The Caramel Apple did not disappoint either. There was a nice spice base to the frosting. I think of a fall afternoon enjoying the turning of the leaves with this cupcake. 

So how did Sweetest Thing Cupcakes stack up against the big city cupcakes? It's worth the drive and making an afternoon of it. I can't wait to try their other seasonal flavors. 


**update- The Sweetest Thing Cupcakes lost their lease and sadly they're not in a new location as of July 2014**

4 comments :

  1. Driving out to Newberg over the hills on the rural highway can be a beautiful drive! I'm glad it was worth the trip!

    Your comment about Newberg being a small town, made me chuckle. I'm getting used to how that term can mean drastically different things depending on where you are. I looked up their population: over 22,000. I wonder if there are that many people in my whole valley with 8-10 towns. ;) It's all relative.

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    1. Hee hee, well, compared to Portland, Newberg is a small town :) But yes, compared to where you live, Newberg is a big city. Love where you live though. It's beautiful, peaceful and quiet.

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  2. Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love our customers and love to welcome them to our home away from home! Come see us again soon!

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    1. You're welcome. We really enjoyed your cupcakes and I absolutely plan on coming back. I look forward to trying your other seasonal cupcakes.

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