Sunday, March 20, 2011
Refueling after a hard run..........with a cupcake.
Being a cupcake connoisseur, I need to get on top of my game and keep at the taste testing. There are far too many cupcakes in NYC that I have yet to get my hands on.
Numerous people have told me Billy's Bakery is their favorite. Today after running a hard race, what better way to refuel then with a cupcake? After finishing, my mom had a little bag of goodness waiting for me which was consumed while riding the metro cause there was no way I was going to be able to make it all the way before indulging!
I have to say the standard bar has now been set by Sweet Tooth and all are now being compared to them. I like the simple look of Billy's cupcake. He has a signature swirled design to the frosting and mine was topped with a couple sprinkles. Looks nice and enticing!
The cake: was a disappointment. It was very dry. My style of eating a cupcake involves first biting off the bottom. This allows for a better cake to frosting ratio for the rest of the eating. Even though the frosting is the most important part that does not mean you can get away with a dry, bland cake. Cake should be moist and tasty without any frosting. You can easily mask a mediocre cake with frosting, but when this is done it's a huge problem. So Billy's was dry and not quite up to par with the taste. I'm not sure if I got a dud as far as the dryness goes, so I am going to have to give them a second visit to make sure.
The frosting: Was good. It kind of tasted like the buttercream recipe my always made that I now make. It is a balance between sugary and buttery. I have had better before, but it is still at a standard I like and I will definitely return to this establishment because of it.