It has been a very long time since I last had cupcakes from Cupcakes by Heather and Lori. That was way back when this store just opened with the opening of Morgan Crossing. Mom and Dad wanted to check out the new mall and I liked the cupcakes I got after MUN conferences in downtown. This time, we went for Boxing Day and was only my second time there. I just could not resist not dropping in to get some sweet treats.
I started with a Gingerbread Cupcake, mini-sized. It was so adorable! The gingerbread flavour was actually quite strong and lovely, perfectly sweetened and spiced with ginger. The frosting was a little buttery for me, but it did not taste too oily. Only the texture was a little bit on the ‘oily’ side. More icing sugar and less whipping would have been good. The cake was a delicate bite.
The Caramella Cupcake was filled with caramel, so you should definitely get the regular size as minis do not have fillings. The caramel filling was sticky and sweet. I wish there were more. The chocolate cake was decent, with a nice cocoa flavour and not too sweet. The caramel buttercream was again just slightly oily in texture for me and could have been a lot more sugary and sweet. The caramel flavour in general could have been stronger but it was not a bad cupcake.
I do not think it is the quality that is lacking. It is just that the buttercream and cake textures were not the most appealing to my palate. However, their stores are so pretty and their varieties so colourful and beautiful. It is a whole experience just being inside the pink, girly store alone!