March 31, 2014

Dessert Review


The Dessert Tray Review

While out shopping for supplies for my upcoming birthday party I decided to stop for a treat.  I've driven by The Dessert Tray numerous times but have never stopped. Too busy on the way to somewhere.  Today I took the time to stop. When I walked in I was greeted with a smile and told of the specials.  That days special was cookies, buy one get one.  A good deal but I was there for the cupcakes. 


There were a lot of cakes to choose from and some you could buy by the slice.  The only cupcakes available were red velvet.  Which was fine with me because I enjoy a good red velvet.   I also picked up a slice of Lemon-Raspberry Poppy seed cake.


I took a small taste of the red velvet cupcake before letting my husband have it. I had the slice of cake.  I found the cake to be dry and an odd taste. Not a bad taste. Just not a red velvet taste.  The frosting was not what I was expecting either. It tasted a bit like brown sugar. Not the smooth cream cheese taste I'm use to with red velvet.  My husband's first question was "is the frosting bad? it looks brownish".  When he bit into the cupcake the frosting fell right off onto the floor. He ate the cake but said it wasn't good at all.  
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Update: The Dessert Tray tells me the frosting was salted buttercream. Which explains the brownish look and odd flavor. I was expecting cream cheese. Not being a fan of salt, that also explains why I didn't care for the frosting. 
The Dessert Tray review, Red Velvet Cupcake and Poppyseed Cake
The slice of Lemon-Raspberry Poppy seed cake I had was good. The Dessert Tray's website says "The cake has been brushed with lemon simple syrup and filled with lemon and raspberry cream cheese.  The icing is a raspberry poppy seed butter cream".   I'm not a fan of poppy seed or lemon but this cake was good.  The cake was tender, the fillings had light hints of lemon and raspberry and the icing had a buttery melt in your mouth texture.
The Dessert Tray, Red Velvet Cupcake, Poppyseed Cake Review

The Dessert Tray, Red Velvet Cupcake, Poppyseed Cake Review
Although the cupcake was disappointing, the cake was good. I wouldn't order a red velvet cake from them but I would consider ordering the Lemon-Raspberry Poppy seed.

12 comments :

  1. Sad when frosting falls of a cupcake...

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    1. Yes it is. A cupcake without frosting is just sad.

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    2. Lost frosting? That is just a tragedy...although the cakes sound delish!

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    3. My husband was disappointed when the frosting fell off for sure. The cake was very good. I'd order one for a party.

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  2. I hate it when dessert is disappointing!

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    1. Me too! I was all excited to bite into cream cheese but it wasn't. I was pleased with the cake so it wasn't all disappointing.

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  3. Oh no that is not good when frosting falls off a cupcake! I love lemon poppy and raspberry so that cake sounds delicious. I hate dry cupcakes so the red velvet one does not sound that great. I hate when you are dying to try something and end up being disappointed.

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    1. You'd have liked the cake. I agree, it is disappointing when you're looking forward to something and it doesn't taste as you'd like it to.

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  4. so disappointing when you bite into a cupcake and it just isn't good. glad that the cake was better!

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  5. The lemon raspberry is a lovely shade too. I love red velvet but wouldn't go for the one you described.

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  6. The prettyness of the cake is what made me buy it. I'm glad I did. Yes, salted buttercream and red velvet don't go together to me.

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