Guest Review from Fizzy Party | Cupcake Salt Water Taffy | Long Beach, Washington

Sticking with our cupcake flavored candy theme we started last week, today we are sharing a guest review from our blogging friend, Tiffany from Fizzy Party. Thanks Tiffany!

Memorial weekend I went to Long Beach, Washington with my parents. The weather was non-stop rain so on Saturday morning, while my dad went into town to check on his clients, mom and I stayed in the house reading. Dad came home with a bag full of salt water taffy. Can’t go to the beach without getting some taffy.

Now you may be asking yourself, why is she talking about taffy when this blog is about cupcakes? My sweet dad bought cupcake taffy just for me, because he knows I like cupcakes. Thanks dad!

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The taffy reminded me of Funfetti cupcakes with its sprinkled flecks. As I twisted the ends of the taffy wrapper, a cakey smell wafted up to greet me.

The cupcake salt water taffy had a cake-flavored base with a sweet note at the end, reminding me of frosting. This taffy was a nice way to blend my love of the beach and cupcakes.

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This salt water taffy was bought at Scoopers Market. Located at 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, Washington.

– Review by Guest Crusader, Tiffany from Fizzy Party (Visit her blog here. Currently she has a recipe review for Root Beer Cupcakes! Yum!)

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Guest Recipe Review | Cherry Almond & Cherry Coke Cupcakes

Fellow blogger, Tiffany from Fizzy Party, loves planning parties and baking cupcakes as much as we do. Today, she is sharing two recipes she made for an office party that took place last month. Thanks Tiffany!

I’m so excited to have a guest post here on Cupcake Crusaders. Not only am I a HUGE fan, but, like the Crusaders, I too love cupcakes. I have so many recipes I want to try and, thank goodness, I have co-workers who enjoy tasting all the minis I bring to work.

For February, I had the opportunity to try two different recipes (Woo Hoo!) for a Valentine’s Day treat party at work, which the whole office building was invited to. I made Cherry Almond and Cherry Coke cupcakes. Here’s my assessment of the two:

Cherry Almond Cupcakes

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The Cherry Almond cupcake recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens. I made these full size since they had a cherry in the middle. I prefer making mini cupcakes because they’re the perfect bite sized afternoon pick me up, but if I had made minis the cherry would have taken up the whole middle! The cake on these was moist and the cherry added a little surprise, but the frosting was just okay. My co-workers who tried these also said they were just okay. I think they were a little bland. This is one recipe I’m glad I tried, but doubtful I’ll make again.

Cherry Coke Cupcakes

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The recipe for these Cherry Coke cupcakes is from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. When I went to take the mini cupcakes out of the pan I squished one. Oops! (But you know I had to taste it). Even with one cup of coke added to the batter, the cake tasted just like chocolate cake. I was disappointed. I continued on with the frosting hoping it would add to the cake. When I tried the frosting by itself it was super sweet and again, I was disappointed. It was already 9:00 p.m. the night before the party and my co-workers were counting on my bringing two kinds of cupcakes. So I frosted all the minis and quality controlled one. Oh MY! You take the disappointing just chocolate cake, add a little too sweet frosting and POW! The flavors burst onto your tongue. My co-workers raved about this flavor and even ate more than one. This recipe is a must make and a keeper.

– Review by Guest Crusader, Tiffany, from Fizzy Party