I have begun the journey to find the best cupcake in the Commonwealth! Today I had my first cupcake in the competition, from Blue Frog Bakery in Jamaica Plain. I’m not going to report on it until I’ve got a handful though, in case I have to make any adjustments in the scoring…
Which leads me to the reason for this post. I’ve developed the criteria with which I will determine the best of the best in the cupcake world. This is a very personal criteria, and is geared toward my cupcake pleasures specifically. I have given each criteria a certain number of points it can earn. The top score being 100. Time will tell if any cupcakes can earn that high score. Anyway, here is my criteria.
- Moistness of cake (15)
- Flavor of cake (15)
- Flavor of frosting (15)
- Proportion of frosting to cake (15)
- Sweetness of frosting (10)
- Overall attractiveness of cupcake (10)
- Ease of eating (5)
- Originality of flavor (5)
- Discretionary points (including special toppings or fillings) (10)
And yes, for me there is quite a difference between the flavor of the frosting and the sweetness of the frosting. And yes, the moistness of the cake if vitally important. What do you think? How would your criteria be different? And if anyone would like to join me on my sojourn, I would welcome the cupcake-loving company!