If you don’t mind me getting too official with this outdated trend, I’d like to announce my favorite cupcake of 2010: The Curious George from FlirtyCupcakes on wheels (a local food truck that tweets their location and frequents the area near my office). They get brownie points for salting the caramel and naming their confection after my favorite hat-wearing monkey.
According to the FCow website, the George is a “banana chocolate cupcake with a light, salted caramel Italian buttercream frosting.” I could probably stop right there, but I think it is important to tell you how moist the cake is and how smooth the frosting is, and how the ratio of frosting to cake is pretty damn close to 60/40. In a word, it is irresistible.
Try one of these and tell me you are over cupcakes. I’ll work on tracking down a late-night, beer-serving, maple-bacon doughnut truck. You are welcome.