18 February 2013

Gingerbread Cupcake (Greggs) [By @Cinabar]

I think I might be a bit late to the party with these cupcakes, I obviously don’t go to Greggs nearly enough. I think they came out last month, but I’m pleased to say they are still making them as I found them in my local branch.
What drew me to them was the super cute mini gingerbread man sitting on top. It is a simple but lovely way to decorate a ginger cupcake! The frosting was thick and moist, and reminded me of cheesecake topping. It was creamy, but had that clean edge to it you associate with cheesecake. The sponge itself was lovely and moist, and delicately spiced. It was a good sweet warm flavour, and the ginger wasn’t too strong at all. Eaten together the creamy topping complimented the spicy base perfectly.
Once I’d finished the cupcake I saw sitting on the plate my mini gingerbread man which I had plucked off earlier, and forgotten about! I have to say it was a bit of an extra treat to finish by eating a gingerbread man whole! Despite being sat on the moist frosting he was still crisp and perfect.
I do intend to visit Greggs more regularly now, there is a branch very near where I work and the goodies within are just too good to miss out on!
By Cinabar

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