Anytime is a good time to stop by the BoardWalk Bakery to check out the Seasonal Cupcake, and summer is no exception.
Through the Fourth of July, Boardwalk Bakery’s Seasonal Cupcake is a patriotic confection I like to call the Red (Velvet) White and Blue Cupcake.
The bakery case sign, as you can see, simply states “Seasonal Cupcake,” and it’s not difficult to spot the Red, White, and Blue in the case as soon as you walk in the door.
These cupcakes are huge, thanks to the more than ample amount of decorations on top, featuring red and blue fondant stars as well as an explosion of white chocolate spirals that bring celebratory fireworks to mind.
There is also a small sprinkling of edible silver glitter covering the whipped topping.
My one moment of disappointment was when it came time to remove my cupcake from the carryout box. The large amount of white chocolate swirls make the top of this cupcake very heavy, so upon removal, the soft cupcake base fell apart a fair bit.
That disappointment was rather short-lived, though. Once I dug in, I saw the sweet cream cheese center tucked inside the red velvet cake base, and all was forgiven :).
Typically I’m rather “Meh” about Red Velvet cake, preferring a bolder chocolate; but its milder flavor was welcome amidst the sweetness of all that topping. Plus, how could you not go with Red Velvet in keeping with the theme?
Slight cupcake collapse aside, this has been my favorite cupcake to come out of the BoardWalk Bakery since the Peppermint Cupcake last holiday season. And I may have to make a return trip for another one, since on the Fourth of July this cupcake will also be topped with Pop Rocks to echo the explosion of fireworks!
Happy summer from the BoardWalk Bakery!
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