I’ve loved Brooklyn for a long time. And now that I live here I’m immersing myself in everything. Like this bakery. 15 blocks from my apartment. Now, we can’t confuse this with BAKED, the bakery-cafe in Redhook, Brooklyn. Entirely different and I promise you we will get to them eventually. Exciting stuff. But Baked in Brooklyn is intriguing because I didn’t even know it existed, let alone had cupcakes. And especially not the 15+ different varieties that they do. Because of this presentation of cupcakes I had to go with two for testing purposes. Obviously.
First up is Birthday Cake. Because sprinkles in cake is always a good idea. On the first bite I was already losing interest. The frosting was piped too high so I couldn’t get the whole thing in my mouth. I know what you’re thinking: details, details. But these details are very important! If that wasn’t enough to present my not impressed face, the cake tasted dry and the frosting had an oily taste to it. Not what I’m looking for when I’m literally eating sprinkles. I should be eating happy cake flavors too. The frosting was too dense and bland, definitely not sweet enough for vanilla. The cake:frosting ratio didn’t do this cupcake any favors and while the right amount of frosting was present, it was too high and you really can’t distinguish any balance of flavors. I just wish there was more party in my mouth and less corn muffin taste.
Moving onto Double Chocolate and I’m liking my chances here. Initially I’m surprised with good flavor and a moist cupcake. The cake presented a moist, fine crumb, and a good balanced chocolate flavor. The frosting was fluffy and creamy, with a subtle chocolate flavor. Once again, this cupcake had frosting that was piped too high, but overall had good balance and a good combination of flavors. This is not my favorite chocolate cupcake, and competition is getting fierce. I guess I’ll have to keep looking.
Baked in Brooklyn
756 5th Avenue
First Bite: 2/5
Cake: Frosting Ratio: 3/5
First Bite: 3.5/5
Cake: Frosting Ratio: 3.5/5