When I went to Jersey over the holidays – yes, I went voluntarily – I had no idea how enamored I’d be with it. You’re judging me; I can sense it, even through the Internet. Hush. Fist pumping, Snookie, and crib walking dance-offs aside, they have some great food spots. And by food spots I mean the HOUSE OF CUPCAKES.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘woah, a house made entirely of cupcakes.’ No, genius… that would never happen. First of all, if it rained the house would become a complete soggy waste and if it were too hot, the cream cheese icing would surely spoil. Not to mention that if by some foodie miracle they managed to actually construct a house of cupcakes, savage animals would undoubtedly get to it – and that’s just people with sweet tooth’s. I’ve probably taken this joke too far, forgive me, it’s the sugar.
House of Cupcakes, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is a very small place. We happened to pass it by chance when I realized my fingers were freezing off and needed some coffee to warm them up. If you’re not paying attention, you could miss it.
What’s cool about this place is that when you walk in, they literally have a wall ENTIRELY FILLED WITH CUPCAKES. I envisioned a life surrounded by these glorious cupcakes. I like this life. The next thing you’ll notice is that they were featured on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and also made a “spring garden mix” for Martha Stewart. Yeah dude, I hit the jackpot! The cupcake jackpot.
Their best sellers are red velvet and Boston cream so naturally, me and my tour guide tried them both. Boston Cream, you had me at your sky-rise chocolate icing and custard middle, but red velvet is by far my favorite. The red velvet cupcake itself is rich, moist, fluffy, and just the kind of thing you want on your tongue forever.
They don’t skimp on the cream cheese icing either – it’s at least an inch thick and even taller than the cupcake itself (I’m not complaining). In fact, I want to go back to Jersey and set up a makeshift tent right outside this establishment just so I can get the first fresh cupcake everyday.
Jersey may have been tarnished by “juice heads,” but if anyone can bring it back to glory, it’s the good folks at House of Cupcakes. Avoid the shore, shkoff cupcakes instead!
By: Angelique Picanco