Of all the cupcake shops I've been to this year, I think this week's business has the most creative name:
Splat! Cakes n Such.
The owner of the shop says the name was inspired by her kitchen: "Well, it is simply a fun word that colorfully describes what my kitchen looks like while I'm baking..."
Splat is located right on the main street in Lowell, North Carolina.
Of all the cupcake shops I've been to this year, this one also had one of the largest selection of flavors -- or at least the most unique.
Every flavor isn't offered every day -- that's how they keep you coming back -- but there were about a dozen different flavors to choose from on the day I went.
With so many choices to choose from, I had no problem picking out four different cupcakes.
Bubble Gum Cupcake
They nailed the taste on this cupcake! It seriously tasted exactly like Bubble Yum – both the cupcake and the frosting.
They got the taste dead on -- unfortunately.
It wasn’t a flavor that worked well in a cupcake – at least in this case.
I didn’t finish the cupcake because the taste was just too overwhelming. I tried to finish it a little later, but even then, I couldn't. It wasn't that there was too much sugar (the frosting was way too sweet though).
It wasn't that it didn't taste like bubble gum.
It's that it tasted too much like bubble gum. I guess some flavors aren't meant to be made in cupcake form.