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Thursday
Apr032008

Cake Byte Addendum: Trophy Cupcakes, Martha, and Cakespy: BFF

Trophy Cupcakes
Many of you got to see firsthand the magic of Seattle's own Trophy Cupcakes today on the Martha Stewart Show, wherein owner Jennifer Shea demonstrated how to make the newest exciting addition to their beautiful line of cupcakes: the Chocolate-Graham-Cracker Cupcake, topped with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue Frosting (a much prettier way of saying "S'more Cupcake", we think).  


However, unlike many of you, we got to go to the store after the segment and try it for ourselves.

 

Yup--Trophy Cupcakes hosted a little to-do in celebration of their fifteen minutes, featuring mini samples of the cupcake in question, punch (alas, not spiked) and a TV set up to air the segment. And what a to-do it was: the locals came out en masse, and those cupcakes disappeared so quickly that the staff hastily (and kindly) brought out several additional trays of vanilla-chocolate cakes to quiet the masses (it worked). Of course (as if you ever had a doubt), the Cakespy crew managed to elbow past the children in the room to secure our own samples of the coveted brand-new cake before it disappeared.

But OK, the new flavor was on TV. Was it really gonna be good? Or was it all pomp and circumstance, little more than marshmallow fluff?

Well, friends and bakers, in the opinion of these humble Cake Gumshoes, this one is worth seeking out. If you're in Seattle, it's worth trekking over to the Wallingford Center; if not in Seattle, it's worth breaking out the blowtorch: you can find the recipe here. The dense yet soft chocolate cake was beautifully offset by the crunchiness and slightly salted graham bottom layer, which had a flavor deepened yet more by an almost-secret sprinkling of bittersweet chocolate in the center. The marshmallow meringue frosting was the perfect contrast to the dense cake, offering a sweet flavor and light-as-air texture. Indeed, upon eating this cake, it became exceedingly evident why they didn't simply call it a S'more Cupcake--it was so, so much more. (Pause as the Cakespy crew collectively gets a bit misty recalling the experience).

 

A sweet experience, indeed.

They brought out more!

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (41)

I am unspeakably jealous that you got to try those cupcakes (fortunately this comment involves typing, not speaking, so I can get away with it). Definitely a recipe to try, thanks!

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterIndigo

oh cakespy this is sooo delicious!! your blog is definitely a place to go for a sweet tooth like me :-) lovely photos too!!

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterDhanggit

Noble Pig: Thanks! We are pretty cute, aren't we?

Jade: Well, we think it's time for you to fly over and stay with us!! We'll watch horror movies and eat cupcakes.

Katrina: Go!!! Now!!!!

Aran: Hope you do--can't wait to see it! have fun with the blowtorch!

Cakelaw: come visit!

Gattina: Thanks!

Life in Recipes: Thanks--it really did grow up in this recipe, didn't it?

Bmoresweet: YES! We can "cakewalk" together. And no it's not crazy to travel for sweets.

Cynthia: yes! Hope you'll be able to try them!

Slush: Seriously! They squandered it on Martha when they could have been upping the ante on Cupcake Hero!!

A. Grace: Oh, but blowtorches are so FUN.

Liz: How serendipitous! Fun to see some of our buddies on the TV!!

Eat Me, Delicious: Yeah, this one was a cut above. Hope you're able to make it!!

Lydia: Come back and we will!!!

Chou: Ha!! Well, we've got to keep you on your toes, right!?

Obsessive foodie: But you're a Dulce de Leche queen!!

Anali: Wasn't it awesome to see Bakerella!? She's so adorable too! And yes, a cupcake that involves blowtorches is A-OK in our book!

Diana: Thanks!

Anne-Marie: Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! We all really liked them.

Susan: You said it!

Giz: Thanks, it was fun to see our buddies get all of this attention!

Handmade Julz: Thanks! Good to be appreciated. :-)

Maggie: No, thank YOU! You guys freakin' rule, and we are all so happy to see your success and say we knew you when :-) !! Glad you have forgiven us for elbowing past the little kids to get ours first.

Kate: Yeah!! You must try Trophy on your next Seattle visit!

Recipegirl: You're a total loser! It was awesome! Aww, we forgive you. It's on the website I think too!

Indigo: Yeah, recreate the magic at home!

Dhanggit: Thanks! So glad to have you back from vacation!

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

Shucks I was home all week and missed the cupcake thing going on at Marthas. Will be back soon, you have a fun site!

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterKim

OH God! Do they ship?!!! I am salivating!

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterEllo

Hmm.. would I push kids out of my way to get these fab looking cupcakes..? ......yes! :)

April 5 | Unregistered Commentercakewardrobe

Yay!! get those little kids out of the way...nothing will come in between me and my cupcake! I bet you should push just about anybody for a bite of those, they look delicious! :-)

April 5 | Unregistered CommenterZen Chef

Oh wow so cute!! Now move out of the way kids while I get a cupcake lol

Rosie x

April 6 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

Can I have a carmel crown PUHLEAZE!

These cupcakes were FAB!!! And I'm so glad we got to experience them. YAY for [Trophy] Cupcakes!

xo

April 7 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

Did I forget to mention this? I am totally jealous of your camera! ;)

April 7 | Unregistered Commenterrachel

LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!

:P

Oh my...this is quite possibly the coolest and tastiest idea ever for cupcake-dom! If only Seattle were closer, sniff. I checked out the recipe and I'm thinking a mini bake-a-thon is in order. :) Lovely site!

Would anyone believe me if I said that my dog ate my little torch??? Really she did! It wasn't pretty... Fabulous cupcakes though... even when then aren't toasted ;)

April 13 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Cupcake

I know I'm a latecomer to the goodies at Trophy Cupcakes, but yesterday I had the pleasure of savoring a Chocolate graham cracker marshmallow beauty or s'mores (for short) cupcake, and all I can say is for sure, give me some more! It was not only totally delish, but also a work of art, with a lovely swirl of yummy marshmallow with the edges perfectly browned. How do they do that? And the chocolate cake part was really good too!

April 29 | Unregistered Commenterannacecile

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June 1 | Unregistered CommenterHessDina19
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