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Changing The Way You Think About Cupcakes


Posted: June 21, 2008
by: T.Alexander

So how do you think about cupcakes? I think of a fun & whimsical treat. Maybe a kid's snack. Or a quick sweet treat I might pick up at my grocery bakery. Well Tony & Malgosia Monje have another idea about cupcakes….theirs is all about a sinful gourmet dessert for us grown ups, The Ultimate Cupcake.

You know you have a good thing when celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell quickly embrace your product. Well, I respect Rosie's opinion but wanted to evaluate these new fangled cupcakes for myself.  Tony was kind enough to send along a dozen to our GourmetStation R&D center. Fed Ex delivered around Noon and the cupcakes were still nice & cold with both packaging and product in tact. Fortunately we'd just finished lunch so the cupcakes served as an uplifting Friday afternoon dessert. The first thing I noticed was the amount of icing. Most cupcakes might smear a little of this gooey gold on top but not Ultimate Cupcakes. The icing was piled as high as you might expect on a piece of cake at a 5 star restaurant. The relationship of icing to cake is very important mind you - too much or too little icing and the experience is....well, just not right. It was obvious that quality ingredients are used in these cupcakes because of the creamy rich flavors.

I enjoyed dark chocolate, but you may also purchase vanilla, strawberry, red velvet, pumpkin and lemon poppy seed. Prices are a reasonable $33 per dozen. When I say reasonable, you will know what I mean when you try these cupcakes. They rival any gourmet dessert out there.

Right now the cupcakes are only available in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area. But Tony is hard at work to develop a mail order business that will service the entire US. Thanks Tony & Malgosia for putting a new gourmet spin on an old favorite.

Ultimate Cupcake

Order By Phone: 817-881-7444

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Your Comments

I love cupcakes! Not only do they bring back warm childhood memories but they're wonderful 'little' indulges .. assuming you only eat just one. This summer's fav dessert - lemon cupcakes with raspberry filling. I'll bring some by center.

Posted by: Toby at Jun 22, 2008 10:28:57 AM

reassuring post. i remember how cupcakes were all the rage after the krispy kreme doughnut craze turned into a phase.

i am thinking of selling cupcakes at a farmers' market and it is good knowing that grown-ups love them as much as kids.

Posted by: fruit fling at Jul 1, 2008 1:11:22 AM

I love making cupcakes for dessert at a dinner party, because you can do so much with the icing and decorations (edible flowers look terrific)and vary theme so that there are lots of options for your guests!

Posted by: Laura at Aug 5, 2008 12:49:27 PM