I read an article a week or two ago about how cupcakes are (according to Wall Street, because as we all know, they’re a mover and shaker among food trends) indeed passé and even good ol’ Main Street is finally getting that message. Yeah, okay. I happen to live in an area of the country where trends often take a couple years to show up. I don’t know when they opened, but down in Sioux Falls, Oh My Cupcakes! is still a pretty big deal. Until recently, I had not been to the cupcakery or had one of their cupcakes (let’s be honest, they are sort of a competitor). However, one of my dear friends/coworkers had been in Sioux Falls, stopped by the shop and brought back an assortment of goodies. And was nice enough to let me sample a couple. One of the was the S’mores Cupcake.
Now, not to knock Oh My Cupcakes, but Michelle and I both agreed, I could probably do better. I liked the graham cracker cupcake. Chocolate ganache is always delicious. However, to me, the marshmallow frosting didn’t taste like marshmallows, it tasted like cream cheese. Perhaps I need my tastebuds adjusted. Even still, it just wasn’t quite as good as it could’ve been. So I decided to try my hand at it. Which meant I could buy one of these:
Aww, yeah. Fire. Excuse me while I turn into Beavis for a second….
Anyway…So I got to work on the cupcakes. I didn’t want to go to the trouble of doing like I’d seen a few blogs do, and making a graham cracker crust on the bottom of the cupcakes. Instead, I crushed a few graham crackers and added those to the cupcake batter. And I made a marshmallow-meringue frosting, which I then toasted with my new toy (managing NOT to burn the house down while I was at it).
And they turned out DELICIOUSLY perfect. They’re a bit rich, but traditional s’mores are pretty rich themselves. One is usually enough for me, and after having one cupcake, I think that’s enough for now.
Take that, Oh My Cupcakes! ;)
The bulk of these went into work, just because there’s no way we need to eat them all. And I got a lot of compliments on them, which I thought was rather nice. I think I need to tackle Crème Brûlée next. I haven’t decided if it will be in traditional or cupcake form, though.