Are you ready? CupcakeCamp is in ONE DAY! Today I bring you one last Meet the Bakers installment before CupcakeCamp. But I am excited to continue to profile the many bakers who you have not met yet post-CupcakeCamp. Today’s baker, C-Cups Cupcakes, is based out of Raynham, MA. C-Cups (a name that might elicit a chuckle) is not just another cupcake bakery. It will be a cupcake truck, coming to a Boston street corner near you. Owner and head baker Sara will be selling her cupcakes at markets this summer too.
I had the chance to meet Sara last week, who is incredibly sweet and very passionate about her new business. She has several flavors of cupcakes under belt and new ones that she is working to perfect. Sara also offers other fun treats like whoopie pies.
I was most excited to try her snickerdoodle cupcake, being a big fan of the cookie of the same name. The cake was buttery and streaked with cinnamon. The crust was lightly caramelized with pockets of cinnamon-sugar that reminded me of an excellent coffee cake. The frosting was the real kicker: a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Sitting atop the caramelized surface of the cupcake, it was pure heaven.
The Boston cream pie was a shining specimen. The cake as well as the cream filling were flecked with bits of vanilla bean. The filling was light in texture and sweet. The ganache on top was very loose, almost verging on a glaze. I much preferred this to the thick fudge-like ganache that sometimes tops cupcakes, as I often find it to be too dense when paired with cake.
The chocolate salted caramel started with a wonderful, moist chocolate cake. The cake was filled, and I mean filled, with a salty, runny caramel and topped with a salty-sweet buttercream frosting. Sara makes an excellent chocolate cake, moist and just chocolatey enough. The stronger salty-sweet flavors in the frosting compliment the cake beautifully.
Vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting, above. The chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting, below, was simple and beautifully executed. Sara’s chocolate cake is wonderful, as I mentioned above, and here it is paired with a straightforward vanilla buttercream. Sara’s standard cupcake combinations were good, but after tasting fun flavors like snickerdoodle, Boston cream, and chocolate salted caramel, I would choose those over the more standard flavors any day.
You will be able to check out the C-Cups cupcake truck in Boston very soon. Stay tuned to the facebook page for updates regarding locations and times. You can also check out C-Cups and meet the baker herself… TOMORROW!!!!
CupcakeCamp is tomorrow at 7pm at The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Hope to see you there!