The week after we moved, we were exhausted. (It took us all week to get our bed frame set up.) Luckily Jeff's mom cooked dinner for us most nights, and a package of Wicked Good Cupcakes' Wicked Good to Go jars arrived at the house. There's nothing like dessert being delivered to your door when you're too tired and rundown to even think about making it!
Inside the package I found three different Wicked Good to Go jars, complimentary samples sent to me by Wicked Good Cupcakes. The bakery, which was started by a mother-daughter team, specializes in these jars, which are filled with cake, buttercream, and a range of other fillings or edible decorations. The flavors I got to try were Cuckoo for Coconut, Chocolate Lab, and Chocolate Guinness & Bailey's.
I shared the cupcakes with Jeff and his parents, so after dinner the night after the cupcakes had arrived, we broke into them, and each spooned some of each flavor onto our plates so we could try them all. (The jars also come with spoons so you can just eat right out of the jar if you're not sharing.) I was surprised at how moist the cake was in each of the jars. The frostings were all rich and flavorful without being unbearably sweet.
The Chocolate Lab features chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, chocolate cream cheese buttercream, and chocolate sprinkles. This was a solid chocolate cupcake, and we all liked it. Jeff's dad, who might even love chocolate more than I do, was enamored with it.
The Chocolate Guinness & Bailey's, which would have been perfect for St. Patrick's Day, was definitely the frontrunner for the rest of us. This jar contains chocolate cake baked with Guinness Extra Stout and Bailey's Irish Cream-infused cream cheese buttercream frosting, along with some chocolate sprinkles and buttercream. The sweet Irish Cream buttercream is nicely balanced by the dark chocolate cake.
The Cuckoo for Coconut was good but not a favorite. This flavor has vanilla cake, cream filling, organic coconut flakes, and coconut buttercream frosting. It was tasty but I couldn't help thinking how much better it would be with toasted shredded coconut as opposed to the big flakes. I also thought it had too much of a tropical taste, maybe from coconut extract. If you like a big hit of coconut flavor though, you'll definitely love it.
The jars come in so many different flavors. The new Spring Fever looks bright and cheery and absolutely perfect for spring, with layers of vanilla cake and buttercream and spring-themed sprinkles. And I know I'm going to have to try the Peanut Butter Surprise at some point.
These jars are a really cute way to ship cupcakes. If you know someone who's celebrating a birthday or you want to send a tasty thank-you gift, you might want to head over to Wicked Good Cupcakes' website and check out all the flavors and package options. The jars can be shipped nationwide, come in two different sizes, and last 7 to 10 days without refrigeration.
I'm hoping I'll be able to get to Cohasset soon to try Wicked Good Cupcakes' regular cupcakes too.
These cupcakes in a jar were complimentary and sent to me by Wicked Good Cupcakes, but my opinions are my own.
What sort of food gifts do you like to give... or receive?