I think it's time to end the overdone cupcake trend - not really a fan of any of the many shops that have popped up - had hopes dashed in Davis Square today with a $15 sampler of five quite small cupcakes, none of which we enjoyed or will ever purchase again.
The cake is generally dry, crumbly and flavorless and topped with a soft serve style swirl of buttercream or cream cheese or white chocolate or fudge -flavored sugar. The mojito was interesting but had only lime and rum, no discernible mint flavor. The two chocolate types were both like grocery store brownies but edible enough. The lemon raspberry looked festive and had tasty frosting but bad yellow cake with a syrupy raspberry filling. The coconut was the worst by far as it was so stale it disintegrated upon unwrapping and had a hard blob of something butter-like but nasty hidden inside. Blech - not returning here - ever. In fact, that also extends to Sweet, Lulu, Lyndell's, and Crumbs - all charge too much for something that's just not so good.
Best "cupcakes" for me remain the creations at Gingerbread Construction Company, along with respectable, fresh version of classic vanilla and chocolate with buttercream at Quebrada as well as Crema and Flour.