Thursday, 4 June 2009

Poppy Cakes

I was half paying attention to a recent episode of the Great South East or Brisbane Extra (that's how much I was paying attention) and they mentioned the love people have discovered for New York style cupcakes and how these cupcakes have come to Brisbane thanks to a business called Poppy Cakes.

I'm a sucker for cupcakes, so D and I went for a visit the very next morning. We purchased a selection of four cupcakes (they range in price from $3-$4 each) from their lovely store. There is large window into the kitchen where you can watch as the staff load their mixers with all the good things needed for a tasty cupcake. On our latest visit, they were making a buttercream and had the biggest block of butter I had ever seen!!!

We took our little hoard home and cut them delicately so we could inspect the insides and cake-to-buttercream ratio. Both of which were more than satisfactory. Then we tasted them. And we were sold. They are spectacular. They taste just like a homemade cupcake except one that has been made by an exceptional baker. The buttercream is perfectly balanced and doesn't come across being too sweet. They are so good that now I just go to Poppy Cakes and get my cupcake fix and the cupcake section of my blog is just forgotten...

Vanilla Passion - Vanilla Cupcake with a Passionfruit Buttercream

Red Velvet - Red Buttermilk Cake with Vanilla Buttercream. One of my favourites.

Chocolate Chocolate - Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream, another favourite.

Chocolate Vanilla - Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream.

They also make lovely coffee and hot chocolate and the staff are always so friendly. The store is a joy to visit even if a visit didn't mean awesome cupcakes!

Poppy Cakes
1000 Ann Street (Wickham Street entrance)
Fortitude Valley
Ph 07 3257 4844

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