Lulu's Bakery in the North End
Just had a red velvet cupcake and a carrot cake cupcake: both very very good, moist flavorful cake, frosting not too sweet. The red velvet one I got had a white frosting that looked like whipped cream - didn't strike me as a regular confectioner-sugar buttercream exactly or a cream cheese frosting - it really reminded me of a frosting recipe from an old cookbook (with half butter, half white shortening). Definitely has nostalgia appeal this place!
And the people running it are really really nice!
The RV frosting I had I think was like this:
WHIP CREAM ICING
5 tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1 c. butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Cook flour and milk until thick. Stir constantly and cool. Beat sugar and butter well with mixer. Cream with vanilla well. Add to flour and milk. Beat until fluffy like whip cream. Easy perfect icing.
1 1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp. cornstarch (be sure it is packed tight)
Mix cornstarch and milk together until cornstarch is dissolved. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly over low heat. Then cook about 30 seconds more, still stirring. Let cool throughly. PART II:
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. white Crisco
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream mixture until light and fluffy. Mix sugar, Crisco, butter and vanilla. Combine with cornstarch mixture. Whip until fluffy. After icing the cake press on coconut, if desired, to taste.
I've been on Atkins diet, and stuff like this is a rare treat!
Good cupcakes-my sister surprised me with a chocolate/white frosting and a red velvet (complete with cream cheese frosting). My sister (since I didn't go) said it had sort of Magnolia-like feel with old fashioned desserts and such.
The cake was very good and chocolately and the frosting was sinfully buttery--the frosting definitely gave me a "magnolia" fix.
Other than what was mentioned, are there any other treats that shouldn't be missed?