Part of the fun of Christmas is giving. We want to give, you our readers some very special presents because you’ve been so sweet to us this year. So, welcome to our ninth post in our 12 Sweets of Christmas Giveaway! Throughout the holiday season (December 1st through January 7th) we’ll be visiting some amazing local businesses, reviewing their best treats and then giving you a chance to win an awesome prize! Merry Christmas and good luck!
Cakes are a cornerstone of so many wonderful celebrations from holidays to birthdays. Even the great Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” I agree with her. A visit to Fluffy Thoughts Cakes proves that they are true cake artists by creating not only delicious but also beautiful cakes.
We had a chance to sit down for a tasting and learn more about their cakes. Looking through their books we saw many examples of cake artistry that were truly staggering. Wedding cakes in every adorned with everything from buttercream frosting to flowers made from pulled sugar. Their cakes are so lovely and they do so many different styles! The displays in the store, especially The Wizard of Oz cake, are stunning!
The cakes are moist and full of flavor. It can be difficult to find a good red velvet cupcake, but Fluffy Thoughts achieves a lovely and moist cupcake capped with rich and tangy cream cheese frosting. The Candy Bar Crunch is also another favorite of mine featuring marble cake, caramel, buttercream and the best part- chocolate crunchies! It’s like eating a candy bar while you are eating a cupcake. The Classic Lemon Cake packs a citrus punch along with an incredibly rich, sweet and lemony buttercream frosting. All of the fillings from the raspberry jam to the passionfruit curd and the blackberry cream pack a big flavor punch and give these cakes unique and deep flavors.
They offer a great menu of cupcakes with classic flavors such as Classic Chocolate, Red Velvet and Lemon daily. They also have lots of fun flavors such as Tiramisu, Peanut Butter and Jelly and even exotic flavors like Lavender Honey that are offered throughout the week or month. Every day you can still sample some of their yummy Daily Specialty cupcakes such as the yummy aforementioned Candy Bar Crunch!
So the next time you’re headed to a meeting, grab some cupcakes. It will turn into an instant party. Well… even if it doesn’t turn it into a party, the Fluffy Thought’s cupcakes will make it a lot more fun!
Kari Liked: The Candy Bar Brunch, Classic Lemon Cake and Classic Red Velvet Cake
All of our experiences with this series have been different and exciting. Perhaps the most unexpected treat has been at Fluffy Thoughts Cakes in McLean. At Fluffy Thoughts, we were treated to a cake tasting and were walked through the process just like we were planning a wedding. We had such a good time! Several of the combinations they created for us mirrored cupcakes that they offered, so even if you’re not in the market to need a big cake anytime soon you can still enjoy the delicious flavors.
All of the cakes we tried were wonderful (white, yellow, chocolate, marble and red velvet) and the myriad of buttercreams, curds and other fillings were all paired delightfully. The Candy Crunch and Red Velvet stand out as cupcake flavors that made really good cakes (even though my favorite overall pairing was a lemon themed combination that we tried). The Candy Crunch tastes just like if a fancy candy bar were a cake. It combines their perfectly mixed marble cake with a sweet caramel filling, their vanilla buttercream, and bringing the crunch, little chocolate crunchies that add a nice little bit of a different texture to the whole thing. The Red Velvet is among the best I’ve ever had. It has that great taste of Red Velvet that isn’t just red chocolate cake. The frosting on this one is amazing too.
This was great timing for a wedding cake tasting because we’re going to be planning a vow renewal this year to celebrate our tenth anniversary, and Fluffy Thoughts Cakes just became a frontrunner to do our cake for that!
Now for the sweet treat that you can win!
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes is giving one of our lucky readers a fabulous prize! The winner will receive a dozen cupcakes from Fluffy Thoughts Cakes. Just fill out the entry form below and make sure to follow us on Facebook. You can also answer a question, plus follow us Twitter and Pinterest for extra entries. We’ll announce the winner around 11:30am on Monday, January 6th.
We visited Fluffy Thoughts Cakes at their location in McLean, Virginia. You can find them online here.
We were provided with samples and the prize offered by Fluffy Thoughts Cakes for this post. However all opinions are our own.