Thursday, July 15, 2010

Review: Icing on the Cake

Ahhh.....Kauai! What a beautiful place! My family and I recently spent seven glorious days in Kauai. We had a blast surfing, kayaking, hiking, swimming, biking, running, and just laying on the beach.

Before we left, as I do with every trip, I researched cupcakes in the area. Sadly, my searches were pulling up nothing. Did cupcakes exist in Kauai?

The day I left for Kauai I posted about my trip and Shanna from A Cup Full of Cake left a comment about Kauai Ono Kuki and Icing on the Cake. When she got married in Kauai in 2007 she got her wedding cake from Icing on the Cake. She said they also sell cupcakes. I got super excited until I looked up the directions and saw that Icing on the Cake was almost an hour away from where we were staying. Maybe we would get there and maybe not.

A few days later we went kayaking down the Wailua River. Walking to the meeting spot in Kapa'a, a shop caught my was Icing on the Cake! What luck! I walked inside and was greeted by a plate of cupcakes. Yes!

I only had a few dollars, so I could only grab one cupcake (the cupcakes were $3 each). I chose a chocolate chocolate cupcake. The cake was super moist (expected since Kauai is the wettest island in Hawaii, ha!) and the frosting was very good. The frosting wasn't as thick as I normally like, but I thought it complemented the cupcake very well. I devoured the cupcake in less than a minute, it was delicious!

The two other flavors available were raspberry and vanilla. There weren't any exotic flavors or cute decorations, just cupcakes in raw form. It was nice to see that I can travel almost anywhere and find cupcakes.

Icing on the Cake
4-356 Kuhio Hwy.
Kapa'a, Kauai, HI 96746

P.S. Review of Kauai Bakery coming soon. My sweet tooth was in full force.


Shanna Schad said...

Yeah!!! So glad you were able to have cupcake success on Kauai. I am pretty sure that tropical flavors are more of a special order than something the have daily for sale. My wedding cake was Tahitian vanilla bean with vanilla butter cream and guava curd filling and a chocolate cake with a mocha macadamia nut filling. It was so good makes me want to get married on Kauai again just for the cake!! Can't wait to hear about the Kauai Bakery!


Unknown said...

Sorry I'm commenting so much! I just found your blog and love reading other peoples cupcake adventures! I went to Kauai on my honeymoon and also had the same problem researching cupcake places. Now I'm kicking myself because this place was literally down the street from our hotel!!! How could I have missed that?! I did find a cupcake at Hanalima Bakery though. We were there for the Malasadas and I glaced over and spotted cupcakes! Here's a link to my blog if you want to read about it:

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