Today I stopped into a new bakery, Cake Ambiance, on Dean Street and Flatbush near Atlantic Center to get my daughters cupcakes. I bought two small cupcakes that were relatively pretty in terms of decoration, but not Cupcake Cafe caliber pretty. I was somewhat shocked when I was told it was $6. These were the smaller cupcakes and we're not talking about a fancy store or high real estate area, but whatever, one will do crazy things for a pretty cupcake.
I have never been a hardcore cupcake critic. Some area really good, some are just eh, most are edible. These were truly vile. First of all, they were frozen in the middle so how nice that they charge Manhattan plus prices for non fresh cupcakes. They were also, well, I don't know that dry is the right word. Hard is the right word and it wasn't just a result of the freeze. You could tell nothing is softening these babies up. Did I mention flavorless? Yes, flavorless and the stiff buttercream icing lacked sweetness or any taste whatsoever. It had the texture of sticky silly putty. I asked the woman if they were frozen and she acknowledged that they were and I will say she offered me another one, but it came from the same batch and plus why would I want another vile cupcake. I should have asked for my money back, but I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to such things. What we did do, however, was throw the cupcakes away, fully uneaten, and walked out. I felt a little guilty about that since someone was inquiring about wedding cake prices and probably left a moment or two after we did. That said, if your product sucks and your prices are out of control, you should be put out of business.
So I was the sacrificial lamb on this one. I am $6 poorer and pretty pissed off about it. But spread the word, this place is a major stinker.