Salt and caramel is such a great combination but has really only entered the American culinary scene in the past couple of decades. Its origin comes from French pastry shops, but during the '90s American chefs introduced the taste to their eaters. From there this flavor marriage took off, and now salted caramels can be found anywhere from high-end chocolatiers to your drink at the neighborhood Starbucks.
|Left: S'mores, Right: Salted Caramel|
Cupkates cupcakes are so light and fresh I could consume one after another! I like to know that I am also eating quality, local ingredients such as Madagascar Bourbon vanilla from Santa Cruz, Guittard chocolate, and Clover Farms sweet cream butter and milk. One can't go wrong with one of Kate's delicious treats. I just wished that she brought more to Off the Grid because they are often sold out by the time I get there. In addition to the regular menu Cupkates also offers a monthly seasonal special, so there is always something new to try.
Rating: 3.5/5 (ratings guide)
Cupkates (@cupkatestruck) $3.00 per cupcake.
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