Last week a reader and fellow cupcake enthusiast, Keely, contacted us after purchasing a Pumpkin cupcake from the Barnes & Noble Starbucks, in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The cupcakes at this location are provided by The Cheesecake Factory. Keely said we could share her review on our blog, and we are happy to do so! We LOVE all things pumpkin and are looking forward to reviewing many more fall related cupcakes. Keely runs her own blog, Between a Breath and a Blink, and has challenged herself with tasting anything and everything she encounters in Baltimore City that is pumpkin flavored and this cupcake was the first item she conquered.
Keely thought that the cake tasted more like a ginger or spice cake, and not the pumpkin flavor that had been promised. She said that while it wasn’t bad, she was, “looking for more of a stand out pumpkin flavor,” and that “the cake itself was kind of dense, whereas I prefer my cupcakes to be light and moist.” She said that the subtle cinnamon cream cheese frosting was the highlight of the cupcake, but that she would have liked there to have been more of it. Her final thoughts were, “I’d give this 2 out of 5 stars (or pumpkins!).”
Thanks for sharing your review with us, Keely! We looking forward to following (and joining) you on your pumpkin adventure.
– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Stacy (Baltimore, MD)