Over the holidays I traveled down to Orlando to visit the fam and while there I made a stop at Blue Bird Bake Shop (bluebirdbakeshop.com). They had a nice variety of cupcakes and they all looked delicious. Due to my indecisiveness I decided to buy two to take home so I could split with my mom.I loved the simple packaging and cute sticker. I am a sucker for things like this.
Neapolitan - I loved the strawberry icing. It had the right amount of strawberry taste to it and was the perfect consistency. The cake was just okay. Personally, I did not think the flavors were strong enough. The strawberry outweighed the vanilla and chocolate for sure. I think a rich chocolate bottom would have helped. Overall it was a delicious cupcake. I loved the presentation. Usually I don't enjoy that much icing, but I thought it looked nice.
To get in the holiday spirit my second choice was Peppermint. This was a chocolate cake with a peppermint buttercream. Again, I loved the icing, but thought the cake was just so so. All together it had a really good flavor. I liked the contrast that the crushed peppermint and chocolate shavings provided.
I would absolutely try Blue Bird again. I arrived at closing time, so I can imagine that these cupcakes would be much better right when the bakery opens.