Hello Everyone :)
Hope you’ve all had a great week so far ~ I have definitely had one of the worse weeks this year… people around me just seem to pick fights with me and honestly it’s for the smallest and most insignificant things…then everyone just seems to expect so much from me all the time…and to top all that… I had a pretty bad fall a few nights ago and have hurt my back. So my physio suggested that I stay home to rest…but I don’t think my manager was too happy about that which just puts even MORE stress on me ARGHHH I’m sorry everyone! I just really needed to let it all out!
Anyhow, to make all the troubles go away…the only way was to have even MORE desserts LOL I’m sure most readers in Melbourne would have heard and have visited Cupcake Central ~ but I only tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and all I can think about is going back and getting every single FLAVOUR they have!
There are currently two Cupcake Central stores, one in Hawthorn Glenferrie Road and the other is at Melbourne Central ~ I love the story of owner Sheryl and how she started ‘Cupcake Central’, she was working at an IT professional until she was made redundant in 2009. She then started her own blog and website selling cupcakes and eventually opened her first store in 2010. It’s very inspiring ~ because it’s a great example of ‘Dreams Really Do Come True! And I can relate because I’m working at a IT company right now and even though I love the people that I work with, I’d eventually love to work in an industry or field that is ‘food’ related hehe.
Mr Bao and I have ‘Date Night’ every Friday so after dinner at Snag Stand (will blog about it soon), I dragged him up to Cupcake Central and got cupcakes. We had a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ coupon from the Entertainment book so it only cost us $4AUD for two cupcakes *WIN* :)
We got there pretty late, there were only a couple of flavours available – Apple Pie, Butter Popcorn, Red Velvet, Cookies and Cream, Raspberry and Banana split. Mr Bao had craved for ‘apple pie’ and ‘apple crumble’ so he immediately chose the Apple Pie flavour.
I was really impressed with the Apple Pie cupcake, it was so moist and there were actual apple pieces in the cupcake! The buttercream icing was so smooth and delish! Mr Bao even said ‘Hey hun, I’ve had my apple pie fix, so you don’t need to make it for me anymore…I don’t want you to make a mess’. Hahaha I was a little hurt…but I agree it was DELICIOUS! Wonder if I can try and make an apple pie cupcake at home too?~
I immediately wanted to get the ‘Butter Popcorn’ cupcake, but then…I saw the Red Velvet and I couldn’t go pass a Red Velvet cupcake because I’m STILL reminiscing the one from Crumbs Bake Shop hehe.
The main problem I have with most cupcakes is the actual ‘cake’ part…more often than not…they’re really dry and slightly tasteless…but their Red Velvet cupcake really impressed me! It was so so so moist and delicate in the mouth! The cream cheese buttercream was lovely too, but I think it could have had a ‘stronger’ cream cheese flavour. But other than that it was one of the most AMAZING cupcakes I’ve had for a while!
I’m definitely going to go back for more Cupcakes ~ and I’m interested in their Cupcake Workshop Masterclasses which they have on weekends, you get a baking kit, cupcake mix, frosting mix and 8 cupcakes to take home YAY! Is anyone interested in doing it with me? :D
Now that I’ve had my cupcake fix I’m feeling much better! Thank you everyone who have left me those kind and caring tweets and comments ~ It means a lot to me to receive so much love and support from you!