So my obsession started with my cousin Laura's visit to Oahu. My Aunty and I took her craft shopping and she asked if we could stop by a cupcake shop called Let Them Eat Cupcakes. She really wanted to try the mochi cupcake, which had a piece of chi chi dango inside the chocolate cupcake covered w/ganache. I was intrigued, so we placed an order to hold some for us... and good thing we did! They had sold out, so luckily they kept a few for us. It was pretty good- very creative to put a piece of mochi inside.
After that, I went to LA and while visiting my brother, my sister and I saw a cupcake place next to Starbucks. I had cupcakes on the brain, so later that day, we had a few minutes to kill, so I dragged my sister back to Bubba Sweets for some cupcake goodness. I gotta say, we shared a cheesecake cupcake and it was awesome! It had a thin layer of sugar that crunched when you bit into it. Love it! Definitely want to go back the next time I go to visit.
I already talked about 2 other cupcake places we tried while in LA... you can read about them here..
My friend Debi surprised me with some Hilo cupcakes by Jocipops. Not bad. I think you have to pre-order them- no shop to go visit.
Larry's Bakery is another one of my favorites... Their red velvet cupcakes are pretty darn good! What am I saying... all of their cakes are good!
Our friend Lani brought us back some cupcakes to try from Hokulani Bakery. They just recently won cupcake wars, so I had some high expectations. It was pretty good, but...
But my new favorite when I go to visit Honolulu is Cake Couture! Here's a pix of what I picked up for our Easter Brunch dessert... Are you drooling yet? I am. (wiping my chin). I gotta say, no matter all the flavors I've tried, my favorite is still the CHOCOLATE HAUPIA. I can't help it... its not that sweet, which is just how I like it.
Ok so now that I've gotten that off my chest, I feel so much better! Thanks Laura for starting me on the cupcake kick. I'll be back soon to share more Creative Chemistry tags. Have a great week!