Last night I had the pleasure of indulging in the perfect little treat: a red velvet cupcake from Buttercup Bake Shop, courtesy of my thoughtful friend B. I've had Buttercup's red velvet cake before-- a big, honking slab of shockingly red cake slathered in cream cheese frosting. It is delectable. So I was really looking forward to this cupcake.
B brought me the cupcake on Friday, but I didn't get around to indulging until Sunday night. By the time I eased it out of its paper bag, it was a wee bit squished. No matter. I pressed on.
The frosting was the real star in this equation. Incredibly sweet (probably too sweet for some, but that's how I like it) and with a slight cream-cheese kick at the end, this frosting is to die for. Plus, the little red sugar granule garnishes added both crunch and flavor-- a pleasant surprise, as usually cupcake garnishes add nothing but visual interest.