Friday, December 19, 2008

On the 6th Day before Christmas, I went to CLAIM JUMPER

I know what you are thinking? Claim Jumper?! Cupcakes? That's what I thought too. But I have had quite a few people ask me to try the cupcakes from Claim Jumper. Well, I finally got around to it.

I ordered the red velvet to-go, but it looked a little smashed by the time I got home. First problem, the ratio of cake to frosting. There was not nearly enough frosting, or maybe there was too much cake. Either way, I only ate the top half of the cake. Second, my first impression of the frosting was that it tasted like the center of a Cadbury Creme Egg, partially due to the chunk of milk chocolate on top of the frosting. I enjoyed the frosting by itself, but it didn't seem to match with the cupcake. The frosting was too creamy and gummy. Third, the cake didn't taste like red velvet. Maybe it was chocolate cake dyed red. Overall, this wasn't a bad cupcake, but compared to cupcake shops that specialize in baking cupcakes, this cupcake was below par.

Claim Jumper has locations everywhere. Check their website for the closest one near you. And although I wouldn't recommend Claim Jumper as a place to go for cupcakes, they do have so many delicious alternatives. My favorite is the Chocolate Chip Calzone. Trust's amazing!


ellecupcake said...

that cupcake looks really pretty :) guess that is all it is really good for.. the looks. No personality ;)

twopartssugar said...

I recently went to Claim Jumper and saw the red velvet..I didn't get one, but I have to agree on the cake to icing really did look like too much cake and not nearly enough icing! Good call on that!

Cakespy said...

I heard recently that a lot of desserts made at restaurants with chains actually are made using corporate-approved mixes. I wonder if that makes the taste suffer a bit too. But the chocolate chip calzone sounds amazing!

Valerie V said...

The chocolate chip calzone will blow your mind! Try it!

Cupcake Activist said...

Oh I have! I'm allowed to have a chocolate chip calzone once a year and I look forward to it. No one ever believes me when I tell them about it. But SO GOOD!

ADixon said...

Their Chocolate Cupcake is really good....try it, you wont be disappointed :)


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