I'm a little cupcake, tiny and hip
here is Cinnamon...
...and Mint Chocolate Chip.
when you get a box of me
you will flip
more temptation than the Vegas strip.
My uncle (whose praises I will be publicly singing at some point after February 5th) sent a few boxes of these sweet little bebes back with my sister after her recent visit with him in NYC. He picked them up from Baked By Melissa, a NY bakery that specializes in miniature stuffed cupcakes.
Opening the box was like walking into a room full of sleeping kittens. They were all just so perfect and adorable. Which one should we pick up first? Oh, I couldn't possibly disturb them. Not when they look so peaceful. Fine, let's eat one.
A menu came with the box, with descriptions of each cupcake. The cuteness just kept piling up.
Mike and I sat down with our treasures, read about each cupcake and slowly made our way through the dozen. In one sitting. One 15-minute sitting.
Hey now. Guilt is nonexistent when it comes to Lilliputianized cupcakes.
With the exception of the Red Velvet (which was a smidge dry), the cupcakes were surprisingly moist - not an easy feat to pull off when working with cakes on such a small scale. The fillings are a great addition and really help up the "oomph" factor (très important when you're paying a buck a bite.)
The most obvious plus, of course, is their size. Forcing me to settle on one or two cupcake flavors is enough to reduce me to angry tears, particularly during a certain window of time each month. These quarter-sized cupcakes give you (or your diet or your waistband) room to sample more flavors. Chocolate Chip Pancake, S'mores, Cookies & Cream...collect them all!
Fact: Baked By Melissa cupcakes are the new Lay's potato chips.Tweet