Thursday, June 16, 2011
Isobel's Cupcakes & Cookies
I just paid a visit to Isobel’s Cupcakes & Cookies, the self-proclaimed first cupcake shop in Ottawa. I’m very happy to report that they are 100% nut-free! I walked over there this afternoon, despite the heat, all for a cupcake. They aren’t making their red velvet flavour during the summer months, so I tried the key lime with white chocolate frosting, but there are about a dozen flavours there at any time. (Other flavours that looked interesting today were the strawberry shortcake, the lemon curd and the chocolate orange.) I had the cupcake to go, in a convenient plastic container. When I ate it at home, the frosting wasn’t quite the right consistency; I found it too soft, but I believe that’s because I walked with it in the heat instead of eating it on the spot. I also think there’s a little too much frosting on a single cake for my taste. The cake itself, though, was fabulous! Great flavours, moist crumb, and very well priced ($2.25 each, meaning $2.63 with taxes). I loved it! I won’t get the chance to go there often, since I don’t think I’ll be in Ottawa much more than once a year, but it’s definitely worth the pit stop if you’re in town.