I've left it until really late to actually write this post but it's something I've been looking forward to for a while because it's just kind of special to me. As I already mentioned in a previous post I was in cardiff for St. David's Day and it was just so nice, even the weather wasn't too bad and I was just so happy to be there for it this year. I literally only missed it by a day last year because I had to go back to school. Thank you university for giving me a longer break.
We went into town and saw the parade and everything, and of course for every kind of celebration there is always a lot of food everywhere and there were loads of local things which I absolutely adore. So yeah there was a lot and unfortunately I couldn't try it all. But we did end up buying these lovely cupcakes and I am so glad we did. I'm never too sure about cupcakes, I love the way they look but a lot of the time it stops there. they looks really nice but don't really taste like too much or mainly just sweet. But these ones were from a lovely local bakery called Cup&Cake Bakery so I thought well, they must do good cupcakes, and I wasn't wrong!
Since it was St. David's Day it was quite obvious which ones we were going to get. but let me just say that I can't wait to try some more of their creations.
So there's the I <3 Cardiff Cupcake, a very nice design and I just fell in love with it the minute I saw it, but the taste definitely doesn't disappoint either.
It's a lovely vanilla icing but it's not that sickly vanilla you get in yellow vanilla ice cream, I don't like artificial vanilla because you can always tell. they used real vanilla and I absolutely love real vanilla. also it wasn't too sweet and a very nice texture.
Then it had a nice chocolate base which was probably the exact chocolate taste that I love, I do love the occasional brownie but in general I don't want it too heavy, especially with icing on top aswell, so this was absolutely lovely. and it had chocolate bits in it aswell! yum!
Moving on to this beauty, a Welshcake Cupcake. doesn't that sound amazing?! well it is!
ok so for those of you who don't know what a welshcake is, it's a little thing which is just amazing, it's made from flour, raisins, butter, sugar and that stuff, then grilled on a bakestone and best enjoyed hot (I will do a post about my absolute favourite place to get them from soon!). so this cupcake was basically a tribute to this welsh loveliness. and it was equally lovely.
first of all it had this little welshcake on top which was just so cute and it was good aswell. the icing was cinnamon buttercream and well, I love cinnamon everything so that was just amazing, it wasn't too overpowering or anything either, just a lovely hint of spice. the base is kind of difficult to describe since I'm probably not going to do it justice but it was kind of vanilla-y but not only vanilla, it was a lovely consistency and the only way I can really describe it is it was what it would be like if a welshcake decided to be a cupcake for the day, some kind of mutation, right it's getting too sciency here. but it was just lovely and simple but not plain at all! definitely a treat I'd have again if I get the chance to.
I definitely loved both of these cupcakes and I can't wait to try out some more by the cup&cake bakery. I recommend you check out their website here and they are also on facebook (here) and twitter (here). Especially if you are in Wales because I think it's so great to know how many amazing things you can get and to support lovely local place like this one.