Visited the Bugis Junction outlet of twelve cupcakes last week... To be honest I never really caught on with the cupcake craze in Singapore. Girls go ga-ga over these sweet creations topped with sinful piped cream and gimmicky decorations... Never understood why.
I've personally tried the oreo cupcake
, rainbow cupcake (which isn't really rainbow save for the sprinkles (-.-")), chocolatechocolate cupcake and the red velvet cupcake. Out of all, I've only re-eaten the red velvet one. The oreo cupcake is not bad, but I found the oreo cream quite oily and disgusting. I'd rather they just made a cookies and cream cupcake and forgo the cream, but then it wouldn't be called a cupcake would it?
The rainbow cupcake
was a normal cupcake with rainbow sprinkles on top of its (butter?) cream, and I didn't really like it. It didn't suit my taste at all and the cream was too thick and rich.
The chocolatechocolate cupcake
would perhaps be the safest best out of all (apart from red velvet) because I've not met anyone who didn't like it (sure I've met crazy fans of it, but those that weren't cupcake fans were rather neutral towards this flavour). It's very chocolatey, topped with yet, even more chocolate cream.
What I perhaps enjoyed (or rather, went down much better) would be the red velvet cupcake
. Red velvet is all the rage now and this cupcake fuels this insane fad! The red velvet cupcake came with cream cheese piped on top of it with a little cute red heart (that was admittedly a nice touch).
A box of 6: red velvet cupcakes!
I say I felt the red velvet cupcake was the best because it didn't taste too sweet, and the cream cheese actually went quite well with the cupcake. Don't get me wrong, all their cupcakes are fluffy and delicious, but I didn't like it when it was too sweet/rich. The red velvet felt like it wasn't as cloying or sweet as the others although I felt that they could have used slightly less cream cheese (I'm not a huge fan of cream, sorry.). Most of their cupcakes are priced at $3 each, and the special flavours are slightly more. Honestly it's a bit pricey, given that it's just a small cupcake, topped with loads of cream and packaged in a visually aesthetic way.
Date of Visit: 2013-03-29