Frost Me Cupcakes, a gourmet cupcake bakery that was a winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, recently opened a shop in Seaport Village, and a smaller stand inside UTC mall.
We were at the mall recently and decided to check it out.
Cupcakes are $3.50 each or you can buy sets of 4, 6 or 12 for a discounted price.
These are the four we purchased: blueberry hazelnut, chocolate ganache, red velvet, espresso chocolate
I have to confess, going into this experience, I didn’t have high hopes. I’ve been pretty disappointed by most of the cupcakes I’ve had in the last year and have stopped getting excited about them. However, I was pleasantly surprised.
This one had chopped hazelnuts in the cupcake batter, giving it a great nutty flavor. The middle was piped with a blueberry jam. I could have done with less frosting, as the frosting is almost as tall as the cupcake, but then I’m not much of a frosting person.
This one had a pretty good red velvet flavor. Not my absolute favorite and the crumb was slightly dry, but I think it ranks pretty high for San Diego red velvet offerings.
This is one of their bestsellers. I thought the cupcake had a good, deep chocolate flavor. It’s topped with a chocolate ganache layer, a buttercream chocolate frosting, and a fresh raspberry to tie it all together.
I honestly don’t remember too much about this one, except that I liked it. I need to start taking notes for reference.
Overall, I was pretty happy with the cupcakes I had. I didn’t eat much of the frosting because I don’t like frosting, but the cakes tasted like the flavors they were supposed to be and were moist and fluffy. These are some of the most delicious cupcakes I’ve had in a while, so I’m happy to see them with two permanent locations in San Diego.
For another post, check out Mary’s visit to the Seaport Village location here.
Frost Me Cupcakes