Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review: Morsels Baking Company

(Disclaimer: I apologize for the not-so-great pictures. My SLR is in the shop and my husband has the point & shoot in New York with him. I really appreciate Kelly for using her iphone to take the pictures. The quality of her cell phone pictures is actually pretty good.)

Yesterday I wrote about Pub n Grub, where I had my first encounter with my first cupcake truck. I have been waiting for Morsels Baking Company to make it's debut for several months, and I finally got my chance to try them.

Morsels Baking Company is a new food truck that sells cream puffs, cupcakes, dessert shots, and cookies. Morsels is the second cupcake truck to debut in Orange County, with Oh For Sweets Sake launching just a few months ago.

At Pub n Grub, my girl friends and I ordered one of everything on the Morsels Baking Company menu. I mean, if I'm going to review them, I need to go all out! The three of us ordered four cupcakes (one of each flavor: Red Velvet, German Chocolate, Carrot, and Lemon Raspberry), two cream puffs (Chocolate and Strawberry Swirl), one dessert shot (White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake), and a Chocolate Chip Nutella cookie sandwich. And of course some bottled milk.

We don't mess around when it comes to reviewing food. Carrie, Kelly, and I know good food and we were fairly impressed. Let's start at the top.

Cream Puffs: We loved the cream puffs, but were left with a feeling of wanting more puff and less cream. We wished the Strawberry Swirl cream puff had slices of fresh strawberries too. That would have made it worth $3.25.

Cupcakes: I tried the Lemon Raspberry first thinking I wouldn't like it (since I don't like citrus cupcakes), but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The lemon flavor in the moist cupcake was subtle, which made it more enjoyable. The cupcake was smothered with raspberry marmalade and topped with cream cheese frosting. I like having the addition of marmalade to the cupcake, it makes it unique.

I didn't try the Carrot since I'm allergic to walnuts. The Red Velvet was a real red velvet, not a vanilla cupcake with a little cocoa powder. The cream cheese frosting that topped all of the cupcakes was pretty good with the right amount of tanigness, although the cupcakes could have used a little more to make them proportionally correct.

Not sure how it slipped past me, but I didn't taste the German Chocolate. I'll save that for next time.

Dessert Shots: Loved this! The layers of cheesecake, white chocolate, and raspberry made for a great texture mixture. The flavor combination was delicious. I would definitely order this again, especially since it is only $2.00.

Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookie Sandwich
: I thought that this would be two chocolate chip cookies with Nutella ice cream in the middle, but it was just regular Nutella spread between the two cookies. Although the cookies were amazing, I didn't like the sandwich was too much. Ice cream would be perfect in the middle because then it wouldn't feel like you were eating too much cookie. I loved the cookies by themselves, and ended up separating the sandwich and dipping the cookies in milk. Next time I will buy the cookies alone, but I have to say, they were better than the chocolate chip cookies I had from SusieCakes earlier that day. The sandwich is $3.25 and the cookies are $1.50 each.

Final Words: Although I don't think the cupcakes are the best I've ever had, they were good. The other desserts were also delicious. I've said this before and I'll say it again, dessert food trucks will be successful if they are paired with another food truck. I would definitely be a happy girl if my dinner and dessert were Dos Chinos and Morsels Baking Company.


kelly said...

nice photo credit. you should have just said thanks kelly for taking really crappy pictures!

Cupcake Activist said...

I just re-read that and realized that it sounded bad! Sorry, of course I didn't mean that!


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