Monday, September 27, 2010

Guest Review: Banyan Tree Deli and Bakery

My lucky sister got to go to Hawaii twice this year: to Kauai with my family and to Maui with her husband's family. While in Maui she found a bakery that sells cupcakes! How much luck can one person have?!

Banyan Tree Deli & Bakery is located in Lahaina on the island of Maui. They sell fresh sandwiches (no preservatives), muffins, and of course cupcakes! My sister spoke with the owner who was very friendly and he let her takes some photos. Most cupcake shops freak out when you pull out a camera. I don't know what most of them are trying to hide. Maybe it's just the owner's carefree Hawaiian spirit.

There were three different flavors of cupcake available that day. Surprisingly, they weren't boring flavors like chocolate or vanilla (that's not fun when those are your only options). Red velvet, coconut-mango fudge brownie cupcake, and passion orange guava. The cupcakes were $3.75 each.

My sister picked two flavors: passion orange guava and coconut-mango fudge brownie. She said the frosting was amazing on both cupcakes. The passion orange guava cupcake was her favorite though. She said it was moist, light, and wonderful.

The fudge brownie cupcake was more like a brownie. She said it was a little dry and not as good. She mentioned that the owner told her that this cupcake is made to be similar to a brownie, so it makes sense that it wasn't as light and moist as the other cupcake. Brownies are more dense.

I hope that I am in Maui sometime in the near future so I can try these cupcakes myself. They look delicious!

Banyan Tree Deli & Bakery
626 Front Street
Lahaina, HI 96761


Naomi said...

Your sister picked the two flavors I would have picked out as well!

The orange guava cupcake sounds delish.

And so it seems, the cupcake love is a family affair!

Naomi {@bakersroyale}

Robin said...

I sure love to eat cupcakes, just not as good searching them out as Elise!


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