Cupcake Bliss

Wow, the cupcake scene has finally entered into the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area all thanks to Cupcake Bliss. *Applause*

Cupcake Bliss philosphy: The “cake” is the most important part of the cupcake while the frosting enhances the cake flavors. Cupcakes should be light and fluffy but still hold intense flavors.

So does her ying and yang theory translate into a blissful cupcake?  Her cupcakes are pretty light and fluffy (but could be lighter and fluffier). The cupcakes are flavorful…But I didn’t really understand how her frostings enhance the flavors of the cupcake. Three out of the four cupcakes I tried, the frostings were way too sweet and the sugar definitely masked the flavors of the cake. But then again, I personally think that 98% of the frostings out there are utterly way too sweet. So take what I say about Cupcake Bliss frosting with a grain of sugar (whomp whomp whomp).  

 The cupcakes are pretty tasty. I love how the “cake” part isn’t overly sweet. From what I gather, they bake their cupcakes twice a day. One batch of a few flavors in the morning and then another batch of different flavors in the afternoon so their cupcakes are very fresh! 

 For my first visit, I came home with Red Velvet Cake Ball and Salted Caramel Cupcake. On my second visit I ordered Pineapple Delight, Peanut Butter Banana Bliss, and Chocolate Kahlua. The Salted Caramel (my favorite) is definitely more moist than the cupcakes from my second visit, I’m not sure if that’s due to the caramel or not.

The cupcake flavors rotate quite frequently so follow them on facebook to stay up to date with their flavors (and yes, they do update almost once a day). Some of their flavors run out quickly but you can call them and request that they put a few aside for you. Cupcake Bliss also provides a loyalty punch card so your 12th cupcake is free! *Applause*

Enough talk… let’s get to the food…

Salted Caramel Cupcake ($2.75)
Caramel cupcake frosted with chocolate butter cream, drizzled with caramel sauce, topped with caramel balls and salt sprinkles 
– Cupcake is more dense than the others I tried.
-The cupcake is not too sweet (thank goodness) and you can taste the caramel flavor which isn’t too strong.
– You can definitely taste the nuttiness from the caramel.
– The caramel balls are whimsical because they looked like hazelnuts.  They’re chewy but not too sticky, they won’t take out any of your fillings
– This frosting is really sweet but you can still taste the chocolate.
– The saltiness comes from the bits of salt sprinkles, nothing else is salty about the cupcake.

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

Red Velvet Cakeball (complimentary)
Moist cake center encased in white icing
– 
The cakeballs were complimentary that day, they were giving out samples.
– It’s light on the cocoa like your typical red velvet
– I wish they used cream cheese frosting instead of white frosting.
– Frosting cracks in your mouth.

Pineapple Delight ($2.75)
Pineapple flavored cupcake with cream cheese and toasted coconut
– The cream cheese is rich, smooth, and buttery.
– The frosting is probably the least sweet out of all the other cupcakes I tried here.
– There’s small bits of pineapple in the batter and the bits are scarce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter ($2.75) 
Banana cupcake with peanut butter butter cream, topped with a Nutter Butter
– The cupcake has a nice banana flavor. Brown banana veins are seen throughout the cupcake.
– Again, the cupcake itself isn’t overly sweet but the frosting is.
– It’s a pretty typical banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting. There’s nothing special about the flavors or textures that make this Peanut Butter cupcake stand out from other shops.

 

 

 

 

 

Kahlua and Chocolate ($2.75)
Chocolate cupcake cooked with vanilla liqueur and Kahlua with a coffee buttercream frosting
– This is the richest of everything I tried.
– Unlike the other cupcakes, this had a really sweet “cake.” I personally think it’s too sweet.
– The cake is more moist on the very inside and had a few wet spots in the middle.
– I can’t taste any trace of Kahlua in the cake.
– The sweetness of the cake along with the frosting is too much, I’m not able to have more than a few bites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C for Cuisine visit: March 1, 2011 and March 4, 2011

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