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What am I not getting about Sugar Sweet Sunshine?

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What am I not getting about Sugar Sweet Sunshine?

Miss Needle | Oct 23, 2009 11:44 AM

I've always thought I've tried cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine until I realized recently I got it mixed up with How Sweet It Is on Allen Street. I've thought How Sweet it is was all right, but not really my thing. So I recently got 6 cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine to see what the fuss was about. I believe I got 1 red velvet with chocolate frosting, 2 chocolate cupcake with mocha frosting, 1 pistachio, 1 yellow cake with chocolate frosting -- and, I just can't remember the last one.

I didn't get it at all. Cake was decently moist, but crumb wasn't super tender. All of the icing was way too sweet. The chocolate icing had a strange cherry-almond undertone which I didn't find pleasing at all. It tasted like cough syrup.

So was it an off day? Or do I just have different tastes from all of you who love this place. I do believe that homemade is best. But from a store, these are the cupcakes that I like:

Chikalicious Dessert Bar: most of the cupcakes, but not every one of them
Mitchel London: red velvet, yellow cake with chocolate ganache
Two Little Red Hens: blackout

The reason I like these places is they're not too sweet, relatively moist (especially Little Red Hens blackout) and crumb is tender.

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