Category Archives: frosting

Foodie Friday: Buttercream Cupcake Cafe

It’s been a while since we have had a Foodie Friday blog post. Well we decided to feature a local business that we found. They have amazing cupcakes.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe is located in Chesapeake, Virginia owned and operated by Kimberly Dionne Middleton. Whether you are calling to place an order or walking through the door of the cafe, you are always greeted with a smile. Spending over an hour in the cupcake cafe we tried out four different flavors (we will share two with you today) which is only a tiny percentage of their evolving menu.

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This is the Elvis cupcake. Yes, we said Elvis, a moist chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter filling, topped with a banana buttercream and a dollop of peanut butter. This was a great combination of flavors that marry well and creates a dance party in your mouth.

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This explains what was left of the cupcake. We meant to take a picture of the inside of the cupcake but it was so good we couldn’t put the fork down.

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Can you say Apple Pie? Imagine gramma’s apple pie inside a rich cupcake with an apple filling. This is what you get. Kimberly mentioned adding a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, but we couldn’t wait to get the cupcake home to try it, so we just ate it plain.

Buttercream Cupcake Cafe has a wide variety of flavors with a menu that changes with the seasons. Summer is coming so look out for Tropical Paradise and Watermelon.

Check out their website Buttercream Cupcake Cafe, ‘Like’ their Facebook pageFacebook , Follow on Twitter and Instagram @buttercreamcc

Visit Buttercream Cupcake Cafe for a delicious cupcake or better yet, place a catering order. You will not be disappointed.


Taste Test Tuesday: Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Easter is almost here and we thought it would only be right if we share a sweet treat that we found just in time for the holiday. We know many people will be baking cakes, decorating cupcakes, and cookies, so we decided to share with you a new product that Duncan Hines has developed, called Frosting Creations for this week’s Taste Test Tuesday.

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

These frosting ideas are pretty cool. You grab a frosting starter (which is jar of frosting) and then you pick the flavor mix (a small envelope.) There are 12 flavors to choose from, which are listed below. The jar of frosting is slightly larger than the standard Duncan Hines jar. They give you such a wide variety of flavors to choose from, you can even mix and match the flavors as well. We decided to play with a few of these just see what we could come up with to share with you all.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Raspberry Frosting
Cinnamon Apple cake with Caramel & Cinnamon Roll Frosting
Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Shortcake Frosting
Almond Pound cake with Chocolate Almond Frosting

Once you pick the flavor mix and you stir it into the frosting, it is a very smooth and easy to spread frosting. The texture of the frosting is also a different than most, it’s like a mix between buttercream and whipped; reminds us of melted marshmallows. We will be sure to use these Frosting Creations within the next weeks and keep you updated on what we come up with.

Flavor Mixes
Bubble Gum
Caramel
Cherry Vanilla
Chocolate Almond
Chocolate Marshmallow
Cinnamon Roll
Cotton Candy
Mint Chocolate
Mocha
Orange Creme
Strawberry Shortcake
White Chocolate Raspberry

Grab a jar, pick a flavor mix and let your imagination soar!