Friday, October 24, 2008
Brownie and I were wandering around the other day, discussing, in no particular order, food, the rapidly dropping temperatures, food trucks, new shoes, Chick-Fil-A, Nebraskan monks, my persistent cold, and pumpkin desserts. That last one reminded us that Pichet Ong was offering a new pumpkin cupcake at Batch, not that we're pumpkin crazy or anything...
Upon arriving, we noticed that the pumpkin cupcake isn't the only new offering; you can also get a black & white cupcake and macarons.
Oh, we'll be back for those, but for now, it was all about the limited-time only pumpkin. And it was delicious! The pumpkin cake was moist and flavorful with a rum raisin filling, while the maple rum frosting was sweet and creamy, but not overwhelming. Now, let's think, Brownie is the teetotaler of this duo; when you give her rum and then a little more rum, she can get giggly. This was apparent when she convinced a random stranger to buy two more cupcakes than he anticipated, it was quite humorous.
The best part about Pichet's cupcakes is that they don't slather the frosting on, instead it's just enough to complement the cake and leave you wanting more. The cupcakes are also not huge, so you feel satiated, not filled to the brim and over cupcakes forever when done. Maybe it's the flavors or ingredients Pichet uses, or maybe they're filled with magic pixie dust; whatever it is, you should definitely stop by soon before the pumpkin's all gone!
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