Just because I'm feeling blue and too stressed out, my husband decided to take me out on a surprise dinner date. After a month of too much overtime, my payoff came with a question by hubby, "so where do you want to eat?" The most beautiful question I have heard the entire day. That definitely put a smile on my face. I had the entire day of thinking of ways not to think of this one thing. It's confusing I know, don't ask anyway.
Hubby knows I've been meaning to test the cupcake I have been spying for weeks now. I've been stalking cafes and bakeries for that perfect cuppies. And so far I have discovered four delectable indulgences here in Abu Dhabi.
How do you like this?
Yes, it is something. This is one of the ladies of Bloomsbury. Set in the middle of Al Wahda Mall, this cupcake stall gives you the classy and elegant feel of a English cafe. You can choose from one delicately decorated cuppies to another. All of them looks too good to be eaten. You'd rather have them serve in a plate and stare at it dreamily. Their cuppies have two categories, red cards cost AED 12.00 while the black card cuppies cost AED16.00. This on the picture is one of the black card member and its called raspberry temptation. The cupcake was a bit dry for my liking, but the jam compensated the lack of moist in it. The icing was too much as I have expected and the fresh raspberries are a welcome delight with the sweetness of the icing.
Next on the list is Kitsch cupcakes in Central Market. It was a bit difficult to locate because if you check the floor plan of the building, the stall looks like its inside the mall. Anyway, turned out its the bakery outside the mall next to cafes. The location would have been a perfect spot for a cup of joe and a cuppy. Unfortunately, its summer, so anywhere with A/C is more preferable. Kitsch reminds me so much of Lachi's and Baby Cakes in Davao city. It was difficult to choose from a wide array of delicious cupcakes. Good thing they have small portions that only costs AED 6.00 per piece. The regular size costs AED 15.00 and they even have the Giant size that serves 5-6 people which costs AED 159.00 a piece. Too bad all their giant size is already sold. Not that I would be buying one, I'd just like to take a picture.
Anyway, we got the lemon twist, double choco and the red V. The lemon icing was refreshing. The tanginess of the lemon complements the sponge cake and mildly sweet icing. The double choco was okay. Their red V was also good, the icing and the cake tastes like what you would expect from a red velvet cuppy. Again, their cake was too crumbly for me. I like my cuppies moist and savory. Even stands alone without the icing. These I found in the red velvet cupcake of Cinnabons. As well as mini cupcakes from Spinney's.
If I have to eat cupcakes for the entire day, I think I'll choose Cinnabons. Light and airy but still has that moist that leaves a luxurious feel to your tongue. I must say this is too much advertisement for Cinnabons already. I should get a free red velvet for this one.