It’s almost impossible to drop by a mall and not see a bakery enticing mall goers with its colorful array of cupcakes on display. It’s also nearly impossible not to know someone who bakes. I even know a bunch of people who took baking classes just because.
So let’s face it. Cupcakes are the new macarons. The way it suddenly boomed is quite exciting for foodies because it could only mean one thing: flavor diversity.
I appreciate lesser known bakeries than the uber popular ones because you know you’re being handed freshly and personally baked cupcakes.
There’s a new name in the business that will surely drive your taste buds on overdrive with their yummy flavors and that’s The Mad Butter. Besides their awesome (Alice in Wonderland-inspired?) name, they also bake kick-ass cupcakes in exciting and interesting flavors.
Ria, the baker and owner of The Mad Butter, sent me 12 of her 15 cupcake flavors one fine Friday afternoon and boy was I jumping for joy when I received them. My inner 12-year-old felt like leaping onto a trapeze when I saw how pretty the cupcakes were 😛
While it would be difficult to describe in detail every cupcake, I thought every cupcake offered delicious yet interesting flavors that you don’t often see in a cupcake. Amid the playful flavors, there is one thing tying Ria’s cupcakes together and that’s the moistness of her cupcakes.
I remember blogging about this certain cupcake from a high-profile bakery that I ate and didn’t like because it was so dry. The Mad Butter’s didn’t crumble when I bit into it. The cake actually held and for that two thumbs up. :p And also because I want to torture you, here are all of the cupcakes in mouthwatering detail:
Can you see the glistening moist cake under all that frosting? Nice, right?
Earl Grey had the right amount of sweetness courtesy of the cream cheese frosting and the tea flavor wasn’t too overpowering which may leave tea lovers wanting more. However, since Earl Grey is naturally a light tea, it’s all good. My colleague thinks it would be a nice snack together with tea in the afternoon.
The KitKat Matcha was yummy and filled with surprises. While the chocolate on top is a pretty sight, you’ll be happy as you bite into the cupcake because there’s another KitKat bar inside.
Red velvet cupcakes are so common these days but not everyone has the flavor down pat. The Mad Butter soars in this area because the cream cheese frosting tastes real good. It’s very buttery too.
This cupcake has a honey lemon flavor.
I don’t think anyone will not want to eat this cupcake.
I’m not a fan of peanut but if you love peanut butter and jelly, this is the cupcake for you.
Whenever I see anything that’s “mint,” I immediately look the other way. I’ve always had the fear of them tasting like toothpaste but my colleages said they liked the frosting a lot. They too, shared the same fear, and I’m happy to report that you won’t be looking for a toothbrush when you devour this mint chocolate chip cupcake. :p
Just like the KitKat Macha cupcake, the Snickers cupcake surprised me because it also had an extra chocolate inside. Yum!
Strawberry plus mochi? This is every bit the girly girl’s cupcake, don’t you think?
Some cupcakes can be seriously expensive these days but The Mad Butter’s price range is really budget-friendly. With Christmas rolling in, these would be nice pot luck contributions or even gifts! To learn more about The Mad Butter, check out their Facebook page.