Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a cupcake testing hosted by my friend, Lainie, who is starting up her own baking business. HOW FUN, right?!! I saw some familiar faces, lots of new faces, and had the opportunity to catch up with some of my friends too (and it had been way too long!).
This was such a great idea because next to each cupcake concept was a rating sheet already printed with the name and some areas on which she wanted to get honest feedback so that she can improve her product line. I love this!!
Her cupcake texture was light and airy and with just the right amount of moistness (not too dry and not too mushy). The lemon one was my favorite, which I didn't expect as I've never ordered a lemon cupcake before! Hers were light and refreshing with a cream cheese frosting garnished with lemon zest. I could definitely imagine an orange or tangerine twist on this as well which would be great for a brunch.
We all tried the minis for our tasting (and this was PLENTY as I was already getting full after the 4th one since I had eaten and had some cake at home to celebrate Mike's homecoming.)
She also makes cakes and her sports-themed cupcake cakes are amazing.
What was so cool to see, besides a room filled with all of her friends was the fact that the is embarking on a new business venture doing what she loves. I wish her much sweet success in the future and I am so thankful that I had the chance to attend and be a small part of the beginnings of this new chapter for her. Thanks Lainie!! You are off to a great start! I will post the website up here as soon I get the info.