Thanks to the Brisbane Twitter group, BTUB, I enjoyed cupcakes in New Farm park with some of my fellow Brisbane tweeters. @shique purchased our cupcakes from two different cupcake boutiques, Poppy Cakes in Fortitude Valley and the Cupcake Parlour at West End.
The Poppy Cakes ones were very good - nice moist cake, sweet icing, cute presentation. I was really excited to see that they have red velvet cupcakes, as red velvet cake is one of my favourite things in the whole world. So of course I had to try one of those. Take a look:
Cute huh? Want a close up? Ok, here you go:
My only criticism is that they weren't authentic red velvet cupcakes simply because the icing was plain vanilla icing. Red velvet cake just isn't red velvet cake without vanilla cream cheese icing. It's just not the real thing. But they were still tasty anyway.
The Cupcake Parlour cakes though... what magnificence! Not only were they totally scrumptious, but every single one was a little work of cupcakey art. Check 'em out:
Gorgeous aren't they? Each one totally individually flavoured with it's own style of decoration. That green one on the bottom right with the pale purple flower? It was apple. This is the one that I had: