Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Most of downtown Napa is pretty dead at night except some restaurants that are open and Kohl's. We were a bit early for our reservation at Cole's Chophouse so what do we do. The night had turned frosty and a fog was taking over. In the chill of the night we happened to drive by Sift Cupcakery while looking for parking. Since we had some time to kill before dinner, I suggested and insisted that we check this place out.
Sift Cupcakery is more than just about cupcakes because they share the space with a clothing store! Shop while you eat? Well technically not because they don't allow you to eat inside the store =*(. I was forced out into the cold! At first I was a little perturbed because I wanted to taste the cupcake first so that if it was tasty, I'd buy more.
Their cases were a little sparse because it was late at night but most of their cupcakes were cutely decorated. Lucky for them I like the Samoa a lot. This was their take on the famous samoa cookies sold by the Girl Scouts. A Coconut Cake filled with Chocolate Ganache topped with Caramel Buttercream and rolled in Toasted Coconut shavings then drizzled with Chocolate. Doesn't it sound decadent? The cake was actually very moist and tasty. It really is a samoa! Definitely the best cupcake we had.
We had to have their Mr. Man because it had an adorable mini-gingerbread man! I can't resist but to chomp the heap off first! It's a Gingerbread Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. The flavor was good but the cake wasn't nearly as moist as the samoa. Still, it was a lot of fun to eat and very seasonal.
After we had our first two cupcakes, we decided to get the Ooh La La for the road. It's their Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Before we were able to have this cupcake, it committed suicide and got all messed up. The cupcake was decent. I thought the cake was at a tolerable moist level and the frosting had just the right amount of sweetness. Not the best red velvet I've ever had but not bad. Again, the samoa cupcake was the best! =D
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Napa CA 94559