But after sitting down with this new cookbook, I’m pretty much wowed. Published by the highly regarded Harvard Common Press, Desserts in Jarsboasts gorgeous photos, and clearly written text. The recipes for cupcakes, frozen treat, pies and the like are straightforward and easy to follow. Read more on Huffington Post.
I’m so over cupcakes, but at the urging of my friend Ming, I trekked to Soho to taste Georgetown Cupcake’s treats.
I may be sick of the sweet round morsels, but these cupcakes were very tasty. I sampled just two—vanilla with coconut butter cream frosting and chocolate banana with a chocolate frosting.
We checked out Georgetown Cupcake—decorated in what seems to be the de rigeur cupcake color scheme of pink and more pink—one early weeknight. We were the only customers in the place.
Both the vanilla and the chocolate banana, priced at $2.75 apiece, were very tasty if a bit too sweet. They were moist and fluffy, with a generous swirl of frosting. Uniformly creamy and smooth, the frostings are made from butter cream and cream cheese. A little salt in the icings would have lent these cupcakes greater dimension.
After Ming took a bite, she declared that the cupcakes were topped with too much frosting. Some folks, of course, would say that there’s no such thing as too much frosting when it comes to cupcakes.
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