Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s Cupcake Bear

By on Friday, August 6th, 2010

Small Bouquet of Bears

While vacationing with my family in Vermont a few weeks ago we visited the Vermont Teddy Bear Company.  I was very delighted and surprised to see a cupcake bear in their gift shop.  Not only does it have a cute pink and yellow cupcake on it but it also has a vanilla cupcake smell!  They also had gumball, grape, beer (huh?)  and popcorn scented bears but the cupcake one caught my heart very quickly.  Online they have a bouquet of three bears for $69.95 but in if you live in the Burlington Vermont area, you can go to their store and buy just the cupcake one for $24.95.

The Luck of the Irish Whiskey Maple Cupcake

By on Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Irish Whiskey Maple by Cupcake Royale

I was wandering by the friendly neighborhood Cupcake Royale a few days ago when I noticed their signboard announcing the newly minted cupcake of the month for March: the Irish Whiskey Maple.  I love maple syrup and was curious to see what a cupcake would taste like with whiskey in the frosting, so I decided to try one out.

First off, the frosting is amazing. Maple syrup + buttercream is  a great idea and pancake houses across the country should be alerted of this delicious combination.  The little kick of alcohol from the whiskey is a nice touch.  If I were a whiskey connoisseur, I suspect I would have a better appreciation for it – it is Jameson we’re talking about, after all.

The cupcake itself was a little disappointing. I admit, some of this is because of my bias against vanilla cake (I’m a chocolate cake girl, myself). But the fact of the matter is, “moist” is not a word that I would use to describe this particular cupcake. Luckily for me, Cupcake Royale is never one to stint on frosting :)