irresistible cupcakes

Do you have an upgraded Safeway in your area? You may have already seen the "irresistible" cupcakes being offered in the bakery department. Considering myself to be a bit of a cupcake maven, I finally decided to check them out today.

I had to go to Safeway to pick up more medication for Duke and Wrigley, each of whom have a horrible case of kennel cough. Cupcakes will surely help me feel better, anyway.


The verdict? A nice price point, they were $7.99 for six cupcakes. The packaging may be the best part of these little beauties. The taste? Average, grocery store bakery variety cake. The frosting is a nice, smooth consistency but somewhat discoloured once I sliced into it. I liked the variety of flavours: chocolate truffle, chocolate strawberry, coconut, lemon meringue, choco-banana... but each was a version of either white or chocolate cake mix topped with flavoured frosting.

Still, this is what's left of the blueberry vanilla. They were cute but I don't know if I'll buy them again anytime soon. I'm toying with the idea of buying my own pink cupcake boxes and inserts here and making cupcakes for hostess and teacher gifts this year. What do you think?

7 comments:

T=ME said...

What a lovely idea! Looks like you've already done your research. I say go for it! What I wouldn't give to have a lovely bakery close. Hugs and Happy Easter! Terri

100 Percent Cottam said...

ooh, they look yummy! and great idea about the cupcake gifts. cupcakes are THE THING right now!

Mrs. G. said...

Have I mentioned how much I love cupcakes? These are beauties.

Junie Moon said...

It's a wonderful idea and would be very welcomed by the recipients. We do have a Safeway near us and periodically I try things like this. However, as you mentioned, it's not always as special as it appears and that always leaves me feeling somewhat disappointed.

Have a wonderful Easter, Miss Saucy, and I hope Duke and Wrigley are on the mend soon.

Lisa said...

That's a fantastic idea! fins out their fav flavor and there ya have it. I'd love a saucy cupcake :)

Melissa said...

They do look lovely, but too bad they didn't live up to their appearance. I think you make your own and doll them up. Crafty as you are, you'd make them even nice for half the cost. (Plus you get to keep & eat the leftovers!)

Anonymous said...

Just had to say - best Birthday treat ever!! Irresistible in so many ways!!