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Friday
Dec122008

Cakespy Undercover: A CakeKraft Cupcake Tasting in Philadelphia

CakeKraft Tasting

Recently, we were contacted by CakeKraft, a Philadelphia-based special order bakery, about taste-testing some of their products. Now, you know we're not ones to turn away free sweets, so we bravely accepted this offer. While they offer treats with dairy, what intrigued our Philadelphia-based Gumshoes JoAnna and Brett were the vegan offerings. Here's JoAnna's account of tasting the goods:

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Philadelphia is a land of vegans with limited dessert choices*. Michelle Poole has been working hard at CakeKraft to bring non-vegan, vegan and gluten free options to the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Cakespy asked me and my boyfriend Brett to taste test two varieties of vegan cupcakes -- Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Pumpkin-Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting.

The Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with the Chocolate Ganache each came with a decorative, white candy heart atop the cupcake. The chocolate cupcake had a good texture striking the right balance between cakey and fluffy with a deep, rich taste. The Chocolate Ganache frosting makes this cupcake sing; it's everything the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World ganache promised you but where that failed CakeKraft delivers. I am not a frosting gal but I could eat a whole vat-full.

Not to be outdone, the Pumpkin-Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting had the more enjoyable texture of the two we tried. The cake was moist and had just the right size of carrot chunks. As an added bonus, my omni sister gave the thumbs up to this vegan treat. I look forward to finding CakeKraft cupcakes around the city. Thanks, CakeKraft!

*To this sweet tooth, all lands are short on dessert.

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Are you in the Philadelphia-metro area? Visit CakeKraft.com to find out more about their cakes and services. If you own a restaurant or cafe, wholesale orders are available too; visit the site for more details.

Of course, even if you're not in the Philadelphia area, you can still enjoy their gallery of cakes here.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

did they ship them to you? If so, do you know how they shipped them and who they went through? Please... Gimme the hot scoop!

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterC.L.

C.L: No, alas, they did not--we had some Philadelphia gumshoes taste them! Sounds like they were great!

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

awwwww maaaan! I was gonna send you some cupcakes! You and retro, but I don't want to send you a box of mush...phooey... What to do.

December 12 | Unregistered CommenterC.L.

The title of the post says "Cakespy Undercover". At first glance, I thought it said "Cakespy Underwear". I immediately knew I needed some. Start thinking about putting THOSE in the etsy.

December 15 | Unregistered Commenterrookie cookie

Rookie Cookie: You practically made me cry laughing with that comment...and have intrigued me in terms of ideas for my next venture.... :-)

December 15 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy
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