I got back to the office, went to my meeting and we broke out the cupcakes. The first thing you notice is they are larger than other cupcakes from other trucks. With an assortment of five flavors, we split things up and started our meeting. At the end of the meeting, I asked everyone to email me their thoughts, which are outlined here:
Peanut Butter Cocoa Chips with Peanut Frosting: Liked the chopped nuts inside, the chocolate chips were a nice surprise. Had more of a muffin texture than cake texture, meaning that it was dry.
Strawberry with Strawberry Frosting: The frosting made the cupcake, it was light and flavorful. not a lot of flavor in the cake.
Cookies and cream: all the flavor was in the frosting, but it was too sweet. Cake was dry and bland.
Orange with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting. Flavorful icing, cake was light but on the dry side. Texture was more like a muffin; this would be good for breakfast.
Key lime: Icing had a greasy taste. Cake only had faint lime taste.
The carrot cake was the most flavorful cake of any of My Cupcake Garden's cakes. It was moister and had large raisins and thin slices of carrots baked in. Unfortunately, I found this frosting to be have an oily taste.
All in all, I did not feel like I got my $4 worth from any of the cupcakes. Most were much drier and lighter in flavor than I prefer. The icing was inconsistent in taste, on some cakes it was great, on some it was greasy and not very good. I am hoping that as the truck evolves and refines its technique things become more consistent and the owners find a way to drop their price point. If you are going to have the highest price point, you have to prove your worth by having the best product.
You can follow My Cupcake Garden on Facebook and Twitter to find out where to find them. They can be found all over Dallas, both at lunch time and evening events.