Saturday, December 08, 2007

Holiday Flavors at Teacake

Can you guess what holiday flavor is in this cupcake? I got it this afternoon at Teacake Bake Shop after I got my haircut over at the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville. Pumpkin? Gingerbread? Vanilla Cranberry? Nope, it's Eggnog.
Spiced cupcakes are everywhere this holiday, and I thought it was interesting that Teacake was offering this eggnog flavor. I'm sure it was just to be different because everyone has gingerbread and pumpkin. (Actually, Teacake does have a gingerbread cupcake, along with chocolate-mint. It also has a fudge bar with peppermint crumbles on top.)

So how was it? Well, I think someone needed to spike the eggnog because it was just OK. The cake itself was a bit like a spice cake, but not super strong in flavor, which is how I usually like it. But the frosting was really sweet. For those who have a sweet tooth, you might like it. There was the slightest hint of eggnog, but mostly just sugar and the sprinkling of holiday spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Now, who out there has fruitcake cupcake? Anyone?

Teacake Bake Shop, 5615 Bay St., Emeryville. PH: 510.655.0865

4 comments:

Chubbypanda said...

Well, eggnog without the alcohol usually feels like it's missing something. Mmm... Alcohol...

Anonymous said...

Ben, I've tried many of the cupcakes in the Bay Area and found Delessio's mini cupcakes are good.

Teacakes has the Best Cookies though. I've been there only once and tried only 1 cookie but it was Really good. Have u tried any of their cookies?

-Ann

Chef Ben said...

Hi Ann,

I think Delessio's mini cupcakes are good, but I don't think they can compete with Kara's. Still, I like the idea of the mini cupcakes. Remember this
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Anywho, I do agree that Teacakes' cookies are a bit better than the cupcakes. My favorite is the snickerdoodle.

foodhoe said...

how adorable! i love eggnog, must try to stop by for one of those. i still haven't been into teacakes yet...