Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweetest Visits: Kickass Cupcakes

I was recently at Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville and decided to add a quick recap of my visit.  Now, I've been to Kickass before and would probably visit a lot more if it was closer to where I live/work.

I should mention I have a close friend who works at Kickass, so I've had the opportunity to try lots of the flavors she brings home.  For example, their "basic" flavors - vanilla, chocolate, red velvet - are to die for.  They use all-natural coloring and ingredients, so the cupcakes aren't as vibrant in appearance as at some other shops, but they're delicious.  The cakes that I've tried are always moist, with a good cake-to-frosting ratio.

One of my favorites is their take on the 'Funfetti' cupcake - a vanilla cupcake with sprinkles baked in, and a vanilla buttercream frosting.  Simple, but delicious! 

This visit, I tried something new: their DEEP-FRIED CUPCAKE.  Yes, you read that correctly.  And yes, it was as awesome as it sounds.

Image courtest of Elizabeth at Free Food Boston

There it is!  So it's a vanilla cupcake, deep fried, then covered in chocolate fudge and homemade whipped cream.  Oh my!  I shared it with a friend, as it is a LOT of sweetness, but it was delicious.  It reminded me of a very dense funnel cake.  I can only imagine how good it would be with some fruit toppings as well.

Yep!  Like I said - awesome.  I really like Kickass Cupcakes - they have a unique spin on a lot of flavors, and try to use all natural and seasonal ingredients, which is great.  There's also a dairy bar attached, which I haven't tried yet... and they're located next to When Pigs Fly Bakery, so you can overdose on carbs without having to walk more than 20 feet!  Genius!

*Note: I forgot my camera, so all images are from the Kickass Cupcake website or Google images. 

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  1. Those look amazing and I want to go there now...

    Also, really jealous of how cute your blog is!

  2. Hi there, I noticed you used my photo in your post. Would you mind crediting it? Thanks

  3. Hi Elizabeth - sorry about that! Which image is yours?