cupcakes at Tasty Gourmet in Medford
Just stopped by Tasty Gourmet on Boston Avenue to grab some sandwiches to go. As I was ordering I noticed a row of cupcakes on the counter. After reading numerous postings about Kick@ss cupcakes, I was in the mood. The price? Much better than KA: $1.25 for one or 2 for $2.00. The size? Not gigantic, but slightly larger than grocery store standard (I think -- it has been a while). Perfect size, in fact. Not the small size I've heard complaints about elsewhere.
The selection is minimal. Combo of chocolate and vanilla: chocolate with chocolate icing, choc w/vanilla icing, or vanilla w/vanilla icing. I bought one choc/choc and one vanilla/vanilla. Brought them home through a 20 minute walk in the freezing cold in the afternoon, and just had them tonight. What a surprise! I wish I had bought more. The icing was creamy, not too sweet, soft not hard. Nicely distributed. The cake was tasty. I was licking my fingers. My DC was oooing with pleasure. I may have to make this a regular stop and will certainly stop by again this week.
These are not gourmet by any means, but a solidly executed, fresh, classic cupcake that has left me really wanting more. Perhaps not enough to drive out of your way for, but if you're in the neighborhood, I definitely would check it out.