I have finally eaten a deep fried cupcake sundae from Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Square. They can also be seen on the Food Network Show Kid in a Candy Store.
I giddily walked into the small store and gazed at all the cupcakes. They looked good but I had come for one reason (even though I did end up getting another cupcake), the deep fried cupcake sundae. I had seen it on TV and even heard about it right before I left but surely, I wasn’t going to try something that might make my heart stop beating? I was. The workers probably thought I was obnoxious because I was bouncing as they dropped the cupcake into the deep fryer and I waited anxiously. Pacing in front of their cupcake display while Holly stood on the side and watched me. You have to understand, I love cupcakes. I consider myself a cupcake connoisseur and I intend to back it up by trying every cupcake I can get my hands on. Since Kickass Cupcakes is known for their specialty cupcakes why not have them push it to the limits?
A deep fried cupcake is not what I thought it would taste like. It was less sweet than I thought it would be. It was a plain vanilla cupcake that was deep fried on top of Vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce and topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The heat of the cupcake and the ice cream was a great combination. When I cut into the cupcake, which was quite difficult, it steamed a little bit. Between the vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. The crispiness of the cupcake.
However, this is not the only cupcake I had today. I also had a cupcake from Sweet. They sell cupcakes from a Backbay location and a Harvard location. I got the cupcake outside their shop because of Honkfest and Oktoberfest. So basically it was an outside market and a mess. There were so many people at once I literally felt freed once out of the mob. I stretched my arms and dusted them off because at last I could feel just me. I made jokes that even if the boyfriend came over that night, I wouldn’t want him touching me because I’ve been touched way too much earlier in the day. But Sweet had their own little table outside of their Harvard shop. I got the red velvet after being overwhelmed with choices.
Despite me giving it an unfortunate makeover, that was not an issue in this cupcake. I thought it was moist but a little dry in some spots. The frosting was overly sweet while the cupcake itself bordered on bland. I have high expectation for 3$+ cupcakes. I still would favor Lyndells over Sweet. If I’m going to pay a fairly good amount for a cupcake I want it as close to perfect as possible. Sweet has a few issues to work out before I can justify its price.