Well, I couldn’t resist. After watching Heather McDonnell win Cupcake Wars on Sunday night and finding out that they would be serving all 4 Cupcake War flavors at Cupcrazed Cakery this week, I just had to go and get my hands on one of the Gumbo cupcakes which they have named Shrimp Creole Cupcakes. My curiosity got the best of me. I couldn’t stretch my imagination far enough to even fathom what a gumbo cupcake might taste like.
I split the cupcake and gave half to my son. I fully expected that most of it would end up in the garbage can. But – I was surprised to find that it was actually very good and really tasted like shrimp creole. I was really impressed. The cupcake part was dense, but not dry and both spicy and sweet at the same time. Kind of like cornbread, but not really. Totally unlike anything I have ever eaten before. There’s just a slight taste of shrimp and my favorite part is the kernels of sweet corn.
The cream cheese frosting I didn’t care for as much. It seemed to be lacking a little something. I didn’t get to try the infamous fried okra (that almost burnt the building down) on top – I let my son have it. But now I have an excuse to go back and get another one
They were sold out of the Sweet Tea cupcakes and Cookis and Cream. I’m not a big fan of the mixture of ingredients in Hummningbird – so I passed on those. So if you are looking to be a little adventurous this week, go try the Shrimp Creole Cupcake and support a totally awesome local business.