Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cupcake Disappointment in Sydney

Our entire trip was fantastic, but overall, I was a tiny bit disappointed in the quality of cupcakes we found there. On our first night in Sydney, we headed over to Cupcakes on Pitt, a cupcake bakery whose website looked amazing. I had very high hopes for this one.

Inside Cupcakes on Pitt

When we got there, the store was really adorable, and the cupcakes in the case looked great. Vica and I chose an assortment - vanilla sundae, chocolate sundae, tiramisu, strawberry, chocolate, and lemon meringue. We promptly took them back to our hotel and set out to try every one of them. The cupcakes were slightly larger than a mini cupcake. Unfortunately, the cake part was so dry on all of the vanilla ones. It was about a half hour before close, so it's possible these cupcakes were more moist during the day, but I don't know. The worst though was the lemon meringue. The taste of the filling was offensive, and it sent Vica and I running for water to wash it away.

Cupcakes from Cupcakes on Pitt

Having struck out at Cupcakes on Pitt, we found another cupcake bakery on the way to Bondi Beach, The Cupcake Bakery. After some googling, we found they had a location in the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), a really nice shopping mall near our hotel. Our last day there, Vica and I split up and I went sightseeing by myself while she went to pet kangaroos. I had wanted to see the QVB anyway, so I set off in that direction, and after navigating an extremely confusing basement, found the cupcake bakery. It was a cute stand in the mall and they had a ton of cupcakes there. I picked out an assortment, saw more of the sights, and headed back to the hotel to lay down before the next feat (walking the Harbour Bridge). Vica came back from the Taronga Zoo, excited about all the kangaroos and koalas, and starving. These cupcakes were better than Cupcakes on Pitt, but still a little on the dry side. I'd go with The Cupcake Bakery though if I needed a bakery in Sydney.

The Cupcake Bakery in the QVB

That was all the cupcakes we tasted in Australia. After Australia, we went to Auckland, NZ, but were unable to find any cupcake shops or even cupcakes there.

Vica eating cupcakes from The Cupcake Bakery

This means I'm at the end of my vacation cupcake photos, but I'll be back to regular blogging about the cupcakes I have going on.


Eric said...

Did you eat any other food besides cupcakes?

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