Monday, August 11, 2008

Baltimore's Perfect Cupcakes

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How I never knew about this, I simply do not know. Evidently, if you venture to Baltimore's Inner Harbor Wednesday through Sunday (maybe more often over the summer) you're likely to come across a little cupcake-on-wheels-operation known as Perfect Cupcakes. If a truck and a golf cart got together and had a baby, the Perfect Cupcakes truck is what would come out. Take a look! How cute is that???

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Perfect Cupcakes Owner Catherine Hamiton drives this little truck from Canton each day, setting up shop near the Pier 5 Hotel in the Inner Harbor, and sells cupcakes out of the back! The opening animation to her website is actually a girl (her) driving a cupcake truck to a "Cupcake Girl" song that Hamilton herself wrote! Very clever.
Hamilton has a wide variety of flavors, including her signature cupcake, Pink Velvet, along with Red Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Lemon, Coffee, Candy Cane, and a White Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. My sister was in Baltimore for the day and brought me a Red Velvet and a Chocolate on Chocolate. Cupcakes are $2 each or $10 for 6. Here are my reviews:
The Red Velvet was good, very sweet. Hamilton uses a basic sweet buttercream frosting as opposed to the traditional Cream Cheese Frosting normally found on Red Velvet cupcakes. This gives the cupcakes a completely different flavor than what you're used to, but this isn't a bad thing. The cake was moist and the large sprinkles on top gave it a nice crunch. While I think I prefer Red Velvet to have Cream Cheese frosting, I did like this cupcake.The Chocolate on Chocolate was very light in weight, and actually broke in half when I took the wrapper off and attempted to take a bite. Aside from being hard to handle, it was a good, average chocolate cupcake. The cake was moist and had more of a fudge like taste it, which I like. My only criticism with this one is that the chocolate frosting could have been a little bit richer, it only tasted one step above a grocery store frosting.
Overall, Hamilton has a good thing going! I would definitely recommend stopping by Ms. Sprinkles (the name of her darling little cupcake truck) and trying some of these cupcakes!

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Anonymous said...

i just threw my vanilla cupcake from this golf cart in the trash at the inner harbor...both my niece and her mom tried as best it was the worst..
it was store bought and all artificial....huge disappointment
..take my word and save your 2 bucks and walk by this cute idea and dont be suckered like i was!

jv said...

you're crazy!
I really liked it a lot. My wife and I almost bought a second one each, but we were riding our bikes so couldn't bring them with us.

Now, on sunny days, we swing by the inner harbor with the hopes of more cupcakes, but she hasn't been there on the days that we go looking for her.

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