Almost Wordless Wednesday: New Bakery

Today I decided to try a new bakery in Arlington, Cakes Bakery and Cafe. I picked out 2 cupcakes, Turtle for Nick, Red Velvet for me and a Lemon Bar for lunch time.I unfortunately did not get a picture of the lemon bar, but let me tell you, it was FANTASTIC. It is without a doubt the best lemon bar I have ever had. My biggest gripe is that most lemon bars are way to sweet. This bar had the balance of sweet and tart and the crust wasn’t too hard.

I will say in terms of the cupcakes, I put them in the fridge, I really like my cupcakes cold if I don’t eat them right at the bakery, and there was a sign in the bakery specifically stating that the cupcakes taste best at room temperature. Now on to the cupcakes!

Turtle:
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Chocolate Cupcake with a caramel drizzle inside and chocolate frosting and walnuts on top. I had a few bites, and the chocolate cake was super moist. I am not a huge fan of chocolate frosting, but this was pretty good, Nick said it was almost fudge-like, which I will definitely agree with, maybe that’s why I liked it. In Nick’s words “it was delicious”.

Red Velvet:
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If you know me at all you know my favorite flavor is red velvet, and I will always judge any bakery or dessert place by it’s red velvet. Like I said earlier, I refrigerated the cupcakes and I think that probably attributed to the red velvet cake being a little dry. The frosting on the other hand was out of this world, I would eat it by the spoonful. I also liked the sugar crystals, they added a nice texture to the cupcake. I would definitely try this again, at the room temperature suggestion.

Overall, I would recommend this bakery. They also have locations in Milton and Watertown, as well as a large sandwich and coffee menu.

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