On my way to a doctors appointment today I saw a sign for a Cupcakery where an ice cream parlor had once been. I made it a point to stop at Delesandri's Gourmet Cupcakes on my way back from my appointment because, OMG a cupcakery in Clear Lake-it's what I've been waiting for! I walked in and ordered a mocha latte, white chocolate macadamias nut, boston creme pie, and a eggnog cupcake. Once I got home and had eaten my lunch I decided to dive in and try them all before going back to work (don't judge me, I have soccer tonight I promise). I ate half of each cupcake and, unfortunately, was disappointed all around. The mocha latte was extremely dry and had only a faint coffee flavor in the icing. The white chocolate macadamias nut wasn't bad, just lacking in the actual macadamia nut department (and a hot mess to eat with the icing dripping down the sides). The Boston creme pie was good (I love custard), but then I kept tasting this strange aftertaste of what I assume to be the preservative juice from the maraschino cherry on top. It made the ganache taste really strange and chemical. And finally, the biggest disappointment was the eggnog cupcake. Generally the flavor of eggnog pretty much knocks your socks off, but this cupcake didn't taste like anything other than a vanilla cupcake. And the icing not only looked like straight butter piped on top, it also tasted like it. I couldn't eat more than the first bite of that one. Here are some pictures if you are still interested in checking them out:
Mocha Latte Cut:
White Chocolate Macadamia Cut:
Boston Creme Pie Cut:
I hate to post a negative review, but I was super excited about this cupcakery and was, therefore, all the more disappointed during my tasting. Sad times.