Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alexandria Cupcake

Rarely do we have a bad cupcake experience.  We can typically find at least one redeeming flavor, aspect, etc.  Our recent trip to Alexandria Cupcake was pretty sad though.  We got 6 cupcakes:  almond, lemon, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla with chocolate icing and 2 Guinness & chocolate left from St. Patty's day/March flavors.  The vanilla based cupcakes (almond, lemon, vanilla/chocolate) were dry and had fake, from-a-bottle tasting flavors.  The chocolate base for the other 2 flavors was good thankfully, and certainly more moist.  The icing on the Guinness cupcake was Irish Cream & cream cheese.  Frankly, it was disgusting.  Blech.  Inedible.  The peanut butter icing was very good, but by the time we got to it we were so annoyed by the other ones, it was hard to enjoy it.  3/10  for the cupcakes.

This trip warrants a review of the packaging.  Most of these places have gotten smart and will give you a box with individual holders/dividers for each cupcake to 1. keep them stable and 2.  keep them separate.  The one at Alexandria Cupcake is extremely flimsy.  A 10 minute walk to the car, with the box upright in a bag with handles, yielded this mess:

Actually it was worse than that, but I put them back in their little holes for the car ride home.  They were still okay to eat but what if we were to be giving them as gifts or taking them to a party or something?  Fail.  We were really disappointed.  0/10 for the holder.
I don't think we'll be going back to this shop.  What they do well, others do even better, so it isn't really worth the time and effort.

1 comment:

  1. Rookies! I'm surprised to see such a Bush league operation when there is such intense cupcake competition!