Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cupcake runs circles around Dots

Ajumma and good friend Carla put the suspense to rest, yesterday, by visiting Cupcake in Minneapolis. Located on University Ave. in Prospect Park, this little eatery proved to be quite popular with the 20-30 year old crowd. During the two hours we lounged in Cupcake's sun-filled garden area, patrons were continually coming and going.

My main goal of the visit was to compare Cupcake to Dots. Ajumma went for the conventional choices of Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream, and two sprinkled cupcakes. Carla was more adventurous by choosing flavors like Cupcake's award-winning Carrot Cake, and German Chocolate. She also exercised more self-restraint than me by not gobbling all her cupcakes at one sitting.

The verdict: Whenever cupcakes come out of a cooler they are a bit hard and the flavor a bit dull. This is the case with Cupcake. But overall the consistency and flavor of the cake and the frosting (creamcheese) at Cupcake is tastier than at Dots. An elated Carla said her Carrot Cake cupcake was out of this world, so in the end Cupcake of Minneapolis received too thumbs up.