Sunday, August 06, 2006
My Little Cupcake in Studio City
Yes, another cupcake bakery. Of course I couldn't resist. My Little Cupcake's cupcakes are far more ambitious then others I have tried lateley. They have the usual chocolate, vanilla, red velvet (all with artfully piped frosting), plus some interesting tricked out ones, such as the High Hat.
A Mallowmar of sorts, the High Hat is chocolate cake with marshmallow icing dipped in chocolate. So sweet and decadant, I am afraid it might be too much of a good thing. Same with the peanut butter cupcake. Chocolate cake with a layer of peanut butter under the cut top, then frosted with peanut butter icing, then finally topped with a piece of Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
These are for the hard-core sweet tooth. After one bite of each, my stomach begged me to stop, a sugar headache kicked in and I crashed before I even got the sugar rush.
I did enjoy the lemon merengue cupcake. A dense, lemon cake with a dollop of lemon curd underneath a beehive of merengue, toasted by the plummer's torch. Much better than the pie, and not too sweet. Overall, I was dissapointed in the cakes. I prefer a nice soft, fluffy cake, and these were very dense, and just the tinest bit dry. The red velvet's cream cheese frosting was lovely, as was the vanilla, but the chocolate was unremarkable.
I think the joy of a cupcake is it's simplicity, a sweet little cake, just enough to satisfy. My Little Cupcake's are certainly beautiful, but just a little over the top. Maybe with all the cupcake competion around, they may feel the need to stand out and do something different. I think they are trying too hard; a cupcake should not be so complicated. Maybe I have had too many cupcakes lately, if possible.
My Little Cupcake
11925 Ventura Blvd.
Cupcakes $2.75 each, $30.00 a dozen