Bigger isn’t always better — even when it comes to cupcakes.
The cupcake’s appeal lies in its adorable, petite packaging — it’s a tiny cake with a pretty wrapper and a dollop of bright frosting on top. How could you get any sweeter? Some fine woman named Melissa knows the answer to that question.
Baked by Melissa specializes in baking charming mini-cupcakes with inventive flavors. The tiny, stuffed cupcakes come in a cute little box from a cute little sliver of a storefront in Soho — think hot dog stand minus all the stinky onions and bland colors. Baked by Melissa is all about sugary sweet smells and a rainbow of colorful cupcakes waiting to be popped into your mouth.
Caro and I stopped by Baked by Melissa after a long day of shopping in Soho. We opted for a dozen mini-cupcakes in a variety of flavors. Together we sampled mint chocolate chip, peanut butter cup, cookie dough, peanut butter and jelly, red velvet, chocolate chip pancake, cookies & cream, s’mores and cinnamon cupcakes. My favorites of the delicate dozen were the peanut butter and jelly (classic combination in a nice cakey texture!) and the mint chocolate chip (nice touch with the tiny chocolate chips on top!). It’s amazing how much intense flavor Melissa packs into her bite-sized cupcakes — they were moist (these tiny cupcakes are so easy to overcook), stuffed with just the right amount of tasty filling and topped with a well-edited serving of creamy, flavorful frosting.
When’s the last time you made mini cupcakes? What flavors would you want to see in a tiny cupcake creation? Leave me a comment in the comments section!
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