Jamie is a fellow Baltimore food blogger who loves to cook and bake. She recently stopped into Jazzy Sweet Treats in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and has shared her thoughts below. Thanks Jamie!
Recently, I decided to take a break from baking for my blog, Hey Jamie Bakes, and went shopping (okay, I actually just window shopped) at The Gallery in the Inner Harbor. When I reached the top level, I was going to get a milkshake, but as I walked past this little cupcake shop, Jazzy Sweet Treats, I had to stop. The lady that was there was very nice and I couldn’t just walk off being rude.
I looked at the tiny little selection they had in their tiny little case. To be honest, the set up wasn’t very appealing, because it was crammed in the corner and wasn’t very full, but I chose an Almond Joy Martini cupcake (coconut cake with a shot of Disaronno and Ciroc Coconut covered with whipped cream icing, a chocolate drizzle, and sliced almonds), and the Banana Pudding Martini cupcake (banana and vanilla wafer cake with a shot of 99 Bananas, Bacardi, and pineapple juice covered with whipped cream icing and caramel sauce.)
They were pretty and looked like they would be good, but sadly, I really didn’t care for either. The texture of each cake was in between dense and soft. I was disappointed that there wasn’t any real coconut or banana in the cake, just an artificially flavored alcohol which left a weird after taste. The whipped cream was overly sweet and reminded me of cool whip. With them being so sweet they didn’t really need the extra stuff on top and I couldn’t even finish them. If I had to choose, I preferred the Banana Pudding over the Almond Joy Martini. Some positives are that the packaging was awesome and easy to carry and all of their flavors are creative, I mean, who doesn’t love booze? Would I go back? Maybe. It really depends if they got rid of their whipped cream icing. I am in no way a food critic, I just know what I like.
– Review by Guest Crusader Jamie from Hey Jamie Bakes (Baltimore, MD)