March 6, 2009
Venturing into Downtown Portland this afternoon, my friend Diane surprised me some wonderful foodie attractions. The first stop was Saint Cupcake, where we indulged in a little baking religion.
The shop itself is very..well, cupcakey. Decorated primarily in pink the shop is decent size and showcases a semi-open kitchen.
There is quite a selection, but the menu changes on a daily basis. I'm not a fan of menus like this as I inevitably find something that I would like to taste but isn't available on that particular day. Regardless, there is a good daily selection, and the shop has a calendar on their website that allows you to see what is available on a day to day basis.
Diane and I chose the following:
Vanilla with cream cheese icing
buttery vanilla cupcake with classic vanilla cream cheese iced on top.
Rich and fudgy chocolate cake topped with gooey caramel and a drizzling of hot fudge. Topped with a pecan.
Hot fudge on vanilla
Buttery vanilla cupcake topped with gooey-drippy homemade hot fudge.
Chocolate with cream cheese icing
Rich and fudgy chocolate cupcake meets classic vanilla cream cheese icing.
I tried both the vanilla with vanilla cream cheese icing and the Turtle. The vanilla cupcake was pretty standard, and as mentioned in previous posts, I'm a buttercream fan. However, I do think that cream cheese icing is a nice choice for spiced cakes, such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon spice.
The Turtle was a great choice, if I do say so myself. The caramel and chocolate as a substitute for standard icing was a nice surprise and I caught myself licking my fingers when I had finished this yummy cupcake. To see a play-by-play photo series of me consuming the Turtle, check out these photos (courtesy of Diane). I like to call this "The Most Unflattering Series of Photos Ever Take of Mary Ann, Right in Front of the Fat High School Photos of 1999)" Enjoy:
Below are some fun photos of our time at Saint Cupcake: