At a recent graduation celebration, I was introduced to a Sugar Cookie cupcake from Cupcakes by Lauren, a start-up cupcake company in Washington, DC. My expectations and taste buds were blown away! This is no small feat, as my family and friends will tell you, for I am a connoisseur when it comes to desserts and aficionado when it comes to cupcakes (and doughnuts)! Yet Cupcakes by Lauren has put a sweet spin on cupcakes that leaves other cupcake companies’ works tasting like boxed cake products. Only the buttercream icing from Sweet Carolina Cupcakes in Hilton Head, SC rivals the tastes of this new outfit!
The Sugar Cookie cupcake tasted like a sugar cookie with sprinkled sugar, buttercream icing, and a cookie-like texture on the top of the muffin. The rest was a moist, cookie-flavored cake! Similarly, the chocolate cupcake is a chocolate ganache-filled, double chocolate cake, with milk chocolate icing and shavings topping the cupcake.
I lifted a products listing from Cupcakes by Lauren. Below are pictures of a handful of the products. Sugar Cookie and the quintuple chocolate (“Urk’s Ridiculously Chocolate Cupcake”) are my favorities! My wife loved the Toasted Coconut and Snicker Doodle cupcakes. My children found the Red Velvet cupcakes to be out of this world!