Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today I went out with some fellow bloggers in search of some cupcake goodness, courtesy of Cupcake & Co. The store is run by two sisters and all of their recipes use organic ingredients. We'll see what the other girls say, but overall I wasn't very impressed - the service was slow and a bit disorganized (no excuses, we were the only ones there) and the cupcakes themselves were dry & dense. Leesa's cupcakes win hands down! One of the owners said it was because they were cold and had just come out of the fridge, but I think it's a French thing - a lot of the cakes/muffins here tend to be a lot drier/heavier than we'd like them to be in the US. The cream cheese frostings however were absolutely delicious - and I do have high hopes for the mini-cheesecake I purchased for dessert tonight. (As a side note, that is how I know I'm not feeling 100% - I have a non-eaten cheesecake sitting in the fridge! lol)
Pictured: Red Velvet cupcake w/cream cheese
frosting & a mini-cheesecake



Blogger Emily Marie said...

Well they look delicious! I had been meaning to check that place out!

January 22, 2009 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Hey Sam...

Guess what?!! Out of about 20 photos that I took- only 4 came through when I downloaded them into my IPhoto!!!!! Then... before checking to see if they all downloaded - sans probleme- I had Alex delete all of the photos from the camera!!! OHHHH!!!! Redo... wanna go back there?!! JK, mais ZUT!!!!!
Anyhow... I grabbed your two photos and I'll ask N. and S. for a few of there!! Had a nice day today with you all... Take care and see you on Sat...

January 22, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger misschris said...

Yeah cakes are often dry in France. I'm not sure why. I think it´s just because they don't know all the tricks we know in the States like using oils, the right amount of eggs and even compotes to make cakes moist. Maybe they'll change recipes and it all just needs some tweaking. It's a cute idea for a salon though.

Btw their prices seem a little steep for those eensy cupcakes! Maybe it's just the photos but geez that isn't much cake for over 3 euros!!

January 23, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Cupcakes are very popular in the states! There is a tiny cupcake bakery close to our salon in DC and there is always a line on the sidewalk to get in. They are expensive, but worth the splurge because they are amazing!!!!!!

January 23, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, I haven't had a cupcake since arriving in France and reading this makes me want one. Good thing I brought all of my American measuring cups so I can easily use my American recipe books. I'll have to make some cupcakes now!

January 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Crazy Cat Lady said...

i sooo want to learn how to cook cupcakes the american way. Just ordered a book about muffins, this will be a good start i think.

April 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM  

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