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DAISY’S DELIGHTS – THE CUPCAKE RACE

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By Madushi Rajapaksha

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Lovingly named after her grandmother, Daisy, the lovely baker girl had started her baking journey at the tender age of 11. She says that the reason for naming the business after the grand mother is because of the helping hand that she had been during the start of this venture.

As cliché as it might sound, baking has been her passion for a long time now and this is surely reflected in her delightfully delicious cakes and cupcakes.  She enjoys the feeling of being a part of everyone’s celebrations through these bakes.

The after pictures of the cake, the pictures of someone eating the cake and the thank you messages is what keeps her going.

On a very different note, she is super-duper nice!

I first tried her cupcakes with a friend about 5 months ago. We ordered the red velvet, Oreo fantasy and Choco lover.  Did I like them? Did I love them?

Well, read on.

As most of them are going a bit wild with the baking concoctions, I decided to pick a few of her most basic cupcakes. If you want to be a master, you need to get your basics right. Right?

 

                 THE WINNER – CHOCO LOVER

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She sent a few cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing and the other few in a pretty pink-mint buttercream swirl.

First impression? LOVE.

There are (in my experience) 2 types of cake consistencies. Soft and spongy, under baked and cannot be eaten. This was in the middle, and that is exactly my type. When it is too soft, it melts away to quick and you just need to bite away to enjoy. The Choco lover she bakes is perfectly in the middle of those too and is thick and creamy in its feel. In other words, it doesn’t feel like flavoured air.  That is why I personally asked her to send me many chocolate ones. *wink*.

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The flavour of the chocolate cupcake was so good and mainly contributed to the scrumptious and velvety ganache icing on top. The butter icing on the other hand wasn’t being so good to me. Its friend, the ganache, had outdone it.

The cake wasn’t so milky and neither was it too dark in flavour (which was my favourite part and the main reason I would only order her chocolate cupcakes again and again)

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I know that some of you may prefer the butter icing on top to reduce the chocolaty feel (my mother mainly) and some of you may just want more ganache swirls on top. But, you won’t know if you don’t try them.

 

 

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       SECOND PLACE – CHOCO CHIP CUPCAKES.

(WITH THE CUTEST CHOCOLATE SMITHEREENS ON TOP)

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A mix of a vanilla batter and the goodness of a handful of Choco chips. The best part about cake with any filling in it is when the filling is not dropped in greedily. The number of tiny smurfs on top got me so excited to eat it.

She had generously iced the cupcake with the cocoa ganache icing and drizzled it on top with even more chips.  when I was done taking pictures of this cupcake, I wanted to make a cup of tea and start gobbling it down. (It was tiring okay!) Once I took a bite from one of them, I realized that it had chocolate chips inside so I had to rush off to take pictures of the naked cake! Double goodness when you are surprised.

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The consistency of this was much different than the winner cake. The softness of the cupcake complimented the crunchy chocolate bits inside and on top.

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This cupcake is perfect for someone who cannot decide between the goodness of chocolate and the richness of vanilla.

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THIRD PLACE GOES TO…… VANILLA DELIGHT

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The simplest and prettiest one. I find myself to be a chocolate person and much less of vanilla. However, these cupcakes are perfect for those who are vanilla fans.

The trick to getting someone to like vanilla cupcakes is by icing them with the pretty colours using the best nozzle set you’ve got.

The main reason I wanted to try the vanilla was because of the blue and white icing on top. The buttercream icing was so perfect. It wasn’t too soft and neither was it too hard. It was chilled. No drama, whatsoever.

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I personally would have wanted the cupcake to be a tad bit sweeter, but then again, it’s mainly because I was a fan of the other two flavours.

 

 

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Daisy’s Delights provides such kind service and she also packs them so carefully in a white box for delivery. She takes time to give you her opinion and helps you out with choosing. We have now become friends over these tasty cupcakes she bakes!

 

The best part about these cupcakes were the fact that both the icing and the cupcake fit perfectly. There was never too much icing and never too less on it for me.

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She also bakes cookies & treats and bigger cakes!

DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL THROUGH HER INSTAGRAM PAGE –DAISYS_DELIGHTS OR WHATSAPP TEXT/CALL ON 0773723234 TO PLACE ORDERS. (YOU DON’T EVEN NEED A SPECIAL REASON TO!)

PS. DEFINITELY TRY HER RED VELVET.

And did I love it? yes, I most certainly did!