It's been a while since I've posted, and it's mostly because I've been too poor to buy many ingredients for cupcakes! I now have a job that pays well and treats me well, so there will be more posts soon to follow. For now though, I wanted to share the awesome news that Blowing Rock has been graced with a new bakery!
It is in the cutest little yellow cottage on Main Street, and boasts a wide selection of both sweet and savory treats. I decided to go all the way and buy an "Artesinal Cupcake," a lemon and blueberry beauty.
It was a little crumbly, so I had to eat it with a fork. Flavor-wise, it hit all the right marks in my book. The lemon was not too tart, but was just present enough to complement the blueberry nicely. I wasn't sure if the icing was cream cheese or not, but if I'm right in guessing, I believe it was lemon cream cheese.
The only slight problems I had with the cupcake revolved around texture. The blueberries had mostly sunk to the bottom, an issue easily solved by freezing the berries pre-baking. The frosting looked like it had started to separate, making it look a little less professional. As I said before, the cake itself was rather crumbly, almost as heavy as a muffin.
The service was a little awkward, as you could've heard a pin drop when I walked in, and I initiated every bit of conversation.
All in all, this was a delicious cupcake, and I would recommend the bakery to anyone. With a little more practice and a little more business, this bakery will soon move to the top of my list.