I was recently contacted by the lovely ladies of Wicked Good Cupcakes and asked if I’d care to sample their cupcakes in jars. Now I will be completely honest and admit that I had never heard of Wicked Good Cupcakes but OF COURSE I’d never pass up on opportunity to try cupcakes! I will however admit that I had my reservations—cupcakes in jars?? Seemed slightly gimmicky to me and how fresh and delicious could these cupcakes possibly be? Well, I was about to find out!
To start off, the jars came packaged neatly and securely in a box with four spoons. They were adorable little mason jars which I was actually excited about because I realized after the cupcake is gone and they are thoroughly cleaned, they are reusable–yay! So that was an immediate plus. Now, on to the cupcakes!
I was sent the three new spring flavors, Strawberry Lemon, Neapolitan, Tiramisu and a bonus flavor, Mr. Wonderful’s Cookie Butter. I’m just going to get right to the main point–these cupcakes in jars were DELICIOUS. Even my husband who is not a big cupcake person was loving them and my three year old daughter wouldn’t stop asking for bites! An amazing combination of the most moist and flavorful cake and creamy, not-overly-sweet frosting in a tiny jar. They actually tasted fresher than most cupcakes I’ve had from bakeries which was shocking to me! These were really, really hard to not eat all of each and every jar.
My absolute favorite was the Strawberry Lemon which is lemon and strawberry cake layered with strawberry jam and lemon buttercream frosting. Tangy, sweet and just divine. My second favorite was the Neapolitan which is chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake layered with vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkled with some cute chocolate jimmies on top. Third favorite was Tiramisu which is vanilla cake with layers of coffee syrup, and tiramisu butter cream frosting. And my least favorite (and my daughter’s new cake obsession haha!) was Mr. Wonderful’s Cookie Butter which was yummy cinnamon cake layered between homemade caramel and cookie butter buttercream frosting topped off with a dollop of Biscoff cookie butter in the center. Don’t get me wrong, this one was super yummy just not my favorite. If you love cinnamon it would probably be your top pick though!
The only thing I noticed about the jars was that there was no description of each flavor like there is on the website and I think it would be nice to read what’s inside the jar when you open it up. Kind of get your taste buds going before you have that first bite. As for price they are a tad pricey but you are getting the equivalent of two cupcakes in ONE jar plus a jar to keep! In my mind totally worth the cost and they would make a fabulous gift for Mother’s Day or just about any special occasion…Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Christmas…or just treat yourself! Don’t wait, order some today!