Finally broke down and had a Teacake cupcake (Emeryville). It was the flatter-style chocolate w/dulce de leche frosting. It was perfectly ... ok. I love their cookies. I love the love put into their foodstuffs. But I didn't love the cupcake. La Farine is a lot better, and even the chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and shavings I had at Harbux last week was better. I suppose the good news is this revelation will save me money and calories.
I almost hate to say anything bad about a locally-owned store that is doing everything to make the best products possible, but at $3 a little cake, it should (and probably could) be better. At $2, the cookies are expensive, but feel so good when you eat them.