This past week I was honored with the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite local brands, Trophy Cupcakes!
Those who know me on a personal level may be surprised by this collaboration, as I am pretty vocal about my dislike for cake. However, Trophy is an exception to this rule! I've typically found cake to be dry, with not enough frosting (which is the part of the dessert I'm always willing to eat) but at Trophy this is definitely not a problem. The cake is always moist and the buttercream frosting on top is thick and super delicious. I first discovered my love for Trophy when living in the U District, since every year they provide free UW cupcakes on campus during Homecoming weekend. The shop was also next to Kids Club which meant I would occasionally stop in after a long shift. Treat yourself, am I right?
Previously I had been a repeat offender when it came to which cupcake I would order, always going for the chocolate peanut butter. I was definitely excited to get out of my cupcake-comfort-zone and try some wilder flavors and this bag of featured sweets did not disappoint! I was given Yumfetti and the Ava , which is inspired by the popular mermaid aesthetic. Out of the two, the Ava was for sure my fave. Not only was the Valrhona chocolate cake super delicious, but the toppings were cute and yummy as well. I am starting a petition to make all cupcakes include edible glitter!
Since I am usually hesitant about whether or not I'll like cake, I was pumped to see that they included some of their other new items as well. Macarons are in my top 5 fave desserts, which is not an easy list to make. Again, the edible glitter was an awesome touch, but I would have to say that the Circus Animal themed macaron was the best of the 3 I tried.
As for the homemade marshmallows, I recommend you don't try to eat these after taste testing everything else unless you want to enter a food coma. Talk about sugar overload! The combination of gooey marshmallow center, rainbow sprinkles, and animal cookie topping was super duper sweet. There's no doubt that kid's will love these however, and one marshmallow will definitely be enough for their dessert!
Now I just have to figure out how to keep myself from stopping in for more everytime I'm near the shop. Wish me luck! It's hard to control this sweet tooth.
Thank you to Trophy Cupcakes for collaborating on this post! These treats were provided at no cost, however all opinions expressed are my own.
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