My friend Dave caught wind of the blog and declared that the best cupcakes were located in the burbs of Chicago. Since I rarely make it out of the city he surprised me one day by bringing me a dozen cupcakes. Clearly he wanted to make sure I had enough variety to give a fair review! Luckily the ones on the right are doubled so I technically only sampled 9. I will also preface this by saying I did not eat 9 cupcakes in 1 sitting! I tried a small portion of each over 2 days.
|Don't they look amazing?!|
|Peanut Butter Cup|
|Banana Chocolate Chip|
|Cookies N Cream|
Last but not least - the vanilla/vanilla. Cake - Again, it was dry, but that is my fault for the delay in tasting. It did have a nice buttery flavor that I enjoyed. Icing - The vanilla buttercream was so good. It wasn't too sweet which is important when pairing it with the vanilla cake.
If you are still paying attention that was only 8 cupcakes. There was also a turtle cupcake in the box, but I hate nuts. I temporarily let go of my inner selfishness and let my friend Matt have the turtle. His thoughts "half cupcake, half gooey goodness in the middle". I will take that as a positive review.
On a side note I should mention that Dave was intently watching as I took each bite. I felt as if I was under so much pressure to love each one. Overall I really enjoyed Baker Boys (good thing or he might have slapped me)! After looking at the website I am bummed I did not get to try some of their other specialty flavors (apple pie, blueberry pancake, peanut butter & jelly, and pumpkin pie). Unfortunately, I don't make it out to the suburbs often, so Dave when you read this please bring a second batch (wink).
If you are in the Chicago area I would absolutely recommend a trip out to Highland Park for these cupcakes. My top 3 picks are the Peach Cobbler, Banana Chocolate Chip, and Red Velvet.