Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Angela B. Clonts of S'more Cupcakes. Angela is an attorney who left the legal world to pursue her dream of baking. She currently sells her cupcakes at local foodie events like the Urban Picnic at Sweet Auburn Curb Market. I know what you're thinking, "Why cupcakes? That's so two years ago. Shouldn't she be making cake pops or macaroons or whoopie pies if she's trying to make it in the indie food scene?" In response, let me ask you this: if someone put a cupcake in front of you, wouldn't you be just as psyched as you would be if they put a cake pop in front of you? Furthermore, what if that cupcake looked like this:
Lawyered. I rest my case.
I'm a Floridian, so I've had several key lime flavored desserts in my day. The above key lime cupcake was something different. The bottom of the cupcake tasted like the crust of a key lime pie, but without the gritty texture. The cupcake texture was consistent throughout, but the flavor varied between the layers. To top it all off (both literally and figuratively), there was a light and fluffy layer of perfect meringue.
I also sampled two other cupcakes:
The one on the left was a cherry cordial cupcake, an "adult" cupcake, if you will. I enjoy the occasional cocktail, but I'm just not a fan of boozy desserts. The novelty is fun, but overall I just don't care for the flavor. That being said, this cupcake was very well constructed and the booze was delicately balanced with the cherry flavor. I think lots of other people would enjoy it.
The one on the right is a lemon cake with strawberry frosting. The lemon was refreshing, not overpowering. As for the strawberry frosting, it tasted more like fresh strawberries than frosting. This may sound strange, but I'm always a fan of desserts that aren't too sweet. The fresh strawberry taste was light and welcome.
Be sure to stop by the Urban Picnic to check out Angela's baked treats. In the meantime, like S'more Cupcakes on Facebook!
Disclaimer: S'more Cupcakes offered me complimentary cupcakes in return for editorial consideration, but everything in this review is my own unbiased opinion.