I wrote a Cupcakes Wars post “Crumbs VS Magnolia” a few weeks ago, and since coming back from NYC, I have been reminiscing the amazing cupcakes I had at Crumbs 🙂 So I decided to go on a Cupcake Search in HK, that’s when I found Kisses Cupcakes that recently opened in the Soho area.
So on a sunny afternoon, Mr Bao found himself outside a very pink store, he was a little puzzled as I didn’t tell him we were going to have afternoon tea with Win Win at this new cupcake store 😛 I can be such a bossy girlfriend just dragging Mr Bao everywhere I go ~
The blurred face is Win Win LOL she wants to stay ‘unrecognised’, so to respect her I’ve blurred the picture hehe 🙂 The store was painted in a bright orangey pink colour, which immediately attracted me ~
It was a small store, with a couple of tables for customers to enjoy the cupcakes and a cup of coffee. The lady behind the counter was really nice and told me that they’ve only been open 6 weeks and they are from New York City and work with Chikalicious (dessert bar) to create their cupcakes 🙂
We got a 6 pack and chose the following flavours – Almond, Triple Chocolate, S’mores, Strawberry, Red Velvet and Mocha ~ They have a wide range of flavours and some unique ones such as lychee and Ferrero Rocher (which had sold out that day).
Almonds are one of my favourite type of nuts, and I hadn’t come across many almond flavoured cupcakes, so was interested to try. It was a simple butter cupcakes flavoured with almond extract and topped with vanilla buttercream and toasted almond flakes. I like the topping but found the cupcake itself to be a little dry and bland, I would have preferred a stronger almond flavour. The mocha cupcake on the right didn’t give us the ‘wow’ factor, once again the cake itself was dry and I simply couldn’t taste the chocolate or coffee flavour… the butter cream was also a weird consistency, in between runny and creamy.
Very much the same with the triple chocolate, but this time the cupcake wasn’t as dry, because of the ganache they’ve put inside the cupcake ~ Mr Bao and I liked this cupcake, while Win Win said the “chocolate flavours not strong enough”.
I still can’t quite describe their buttercream… it’s a very unique texture… I don’t think I’ve had this type of buttercream before, it’s very watery and felt like it needed some more icing sugar to thicken it and made it a little sweeter ~ or maybe that’s just me and my HUGE sweet tooth 🙂
As you may know, I have a thing for Red Velvet cupcakes…but this was by far the worse cupcake out of them all. The cupcake was the driest, you could barely taste the vanilla and cocoa flavour, and the worse was the buttercream, not only the was texture strange…you couldn’t taste any cream cheese in the frosting! So that was a major disappointment 😦
I’m sorry, but, I don’t think I’ll be going back to Kisses Cupcakes anytime soon…mainly because of the dry cake but most importantly the buttercream.
With that my search for the best cupcake in HK continues ~ my lovely readers if you have any suggestions please let me know!
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