As promised in yesterday’s post, I went back to Bloom Baking Co. today and had a lovely chat with Stephanie and the bakery’s owner, Janet. They clarified the fresh flavor combinations found in the hummingbird cupcake, which is a carrot cake-like cupcake with pineapple and coconut instead of carrot. The result? A more tropical flavor palette that’s perfectly balanced by the citrusy topping. The rich frosting is not lemony buttercream, as I originally thought, but a lemon-spiked cream cheese frosting.
Of course, I couldn’t leave empty-handed . . .
Vanilla bean cupcake and iced oatmeal cookie
After a convincing testimonial from Stephanie, I opted to try the vanilla bean cupcake while Rob went for the iced oatmeal cookie, which Stephanie said is a popular choice. Both were delicious, but the vanilla cupcake is definitely not for the faint of heart — the frosting is, in a word, intense, and the cupcake is made even better with freshly scraped vanilla bean seeds.
Run, don’t walk, friends — Bloom Baking Co. is waiting!
We’ve already established that I love food. A lot. But what I love even MORE are baked goods and dessert, so you can imagine how my waistline cowered yet my tastebuds rejoiced when Bloom Baking Co. moved into the City Market.
Oh yes, my friends. Cupcakes, whoopie pies, pastries, potato bread, challah–all made-from-scratch and deliciously tempting in their sweet, yeasty glory.
And you know I couldn’t leave without a treat! After some careful consideration, I opted for the hummingbird cupcake, a delightful concoction that combined a slightly dense, spice- and coconut-studded cupcake with the best buttercream frosting I’ve ever had, made even more delicious with a slight hint of lemon.
I’m already plotting a return trip for scones, cookies, bread–oh, who am I kidding? I’ll happily eat anything they make! And speaking of the baking process, be sure to check out Bloom’s kitchen, easily visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows next to the shop. Just make sure you don’t leave any drool on the window!
Welcome to the City Market, Bloom Baking Co.! It’s great to have you, and I’m sure this is the start of a sweet, sweet friendship.