4.09.2012

Cupcakes In A Jar From Wicked Good Cupcakes


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?

17 comments:

Joanne said...

These sound MAJORLY delicious and must have been such a nice end to an exhausting day of moving! I love the concept behind them also...I always wonder how I can logically transport cupcakes but maybe the key is to put them in a jar!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Cupcakes in a jar sound pretty incredible -- the only issue I see with them is being tempted to eat the whole thing myself!

Traveleatlove said...

Those are adorable!

Elizabeth said...

I also got the chocolate lab and the coconut one and felt pretty much the same. I loved the chocolate one and was only so-so about the coconut, I ended up pushing aside those huge shavings. I was also impressed with how moist they stayed.

FunandFearlessinBeantown said...

This sounds like the perfect treat after a long move. P.S. How adorable does Gunner look?

Daisy said...

these are so decadent looking, but i like that they are not too sweet. fun that you could share them with jeff's parents!

Shannon said...

definitely like to give :) but what a nice treat in the midst of moving craziness!!

In and Around Town said...

They just look so good! Hopefully things settle down soon! Moving is never fun...

MelissaNibbles said...

These look cute, but I don't like how it's smushed in the jar. I'm a traditionalist when it comes to cupcakes.

Colleen said...

I think I first heard about cupcakes in a jar when someone recently tried to bring one through airport security and the TSA agents counted it as a liquid! It would be very sad to lose one of these to airport security...

Sues said...

Those look heavenly and that's such a perfect business idea!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

What a great idea! I want one of each :)

ErinANE said...

These look simply mouthwatering!

Reeni said...

I want some of these cupcakes! They look delectable! Did the puppy-eyed dog get a bite too?

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

I read "lab" as "lamb"....LOL.
Those look adorable and delicious!

Recently, I received a box of 10 varieties of pistachios as a gift: such a great idea. One of my fave flavors so far is smoked roasted pistachios.

Taryn Collins said...

I've heard about these but never read them... what an awesome idea. And super cute, too!

Jenn m said...

I am severely disappointed in Wicked Good Cupcakes. After seeing them on Shark Tank, and having come from my home state, I was eager to try them out. I decided to send a couple cupcakes to my dad as a gift. I paid as much in shipping via UPS as I did for the cupcakes, which was fine and I was happy to pay it.

The problem arises when UPS claims they delivered the package to a 6 story apartment building and leaves the package in the main unlocked lobby. You can imagine how many apartments are in this building! Any delivery service with any common sense would have rung the apartment number doorbell to alert a package was delivered. Worst case scenario *should have been* to leave a notice in the mailbox and bring the package back to UPS. My dad could have picked his gift up that very same evening or at worst, the next day. He was not given that opportunity. And now we are told by Wicked Good Cupcakes they do not stand by their choice of delivery service, and UPS says it was left and that there is nothing they are willing to do about the fact I paid $26 and received nothing. When you check the tracking number link, it says it was left at the front door. This is totally irresponsible delivering. I only thank my lucky stars I placed a small order and not a large one.

Buyer Beware: A product is only as good as the delivery you do or don't get.