Hello Cupcake: Cupcake Contest at Union Pool
Nothing would have stopped me from going to Union Pool’s cupcake contest in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last night. I mean, FREE cupcakes? TONS of flavors? AND wine? Done and done.
I arrived a little late so missed out on some of the delectable cakes. Well, I figured they were delectable given the numerous people that would whisper in my ear, “Vote for number such and such. I promise, it was amazing.” Yeah. Well, I used my free vote to stake a claim in Confections of a Cupcake’s “Carrot Gold” creation. A perfectly moist treat with sweet, cream cheese frosting, and a pretty dusting of edible gold. Sure, the gold didn’t do anything–except make you feel like a princess for eating it! Everyone knows that’s why you eat cupcakes anyway, to feel like a princess.
Another confection I was impressed by was Blondie & Brownie’s “Java Jolt,” a rich chocolate cake with a strong flavor of espresso muddled into each bite. Yum. I paid $1 (which got donated to a soup kitchen) and voted for that one too.
The winning cupcake I never did see. It was called the Elvis, and, thanks to Erin @ seriouseats.com, I found out it was one of THREE cupcakes with that name. Wow. I never knew he liked cupcakes. The winning one had it right though, a mixture of peanut butter, fried banana, and Southern Comfort frosting. Sounds good and I wish I could have tried it.
Other notable cakes were the parsnip cupcakes, which tasted very similar to carrot cake, the simple vanilla cake with pink and white butter cream frosting, Indira the Sweet’s almond cake with lemon curd frosting, and Matt Robert’s tres leches cupcake.
Despite being late, my bud and I managed to stuff our faces good with a cupcake dinner. I think I could definitely live this way, but it’s probably good reality doesn’t work in favor of daily free cupcakes. But please, please have another cupcake contest! I promise I will be there.