When someone offers to bring cupcakes right to your doorstep, you do not say no. Ever. That’s what this post is all about. It’s also another huge shout-out to the reasons we love Twitter (follow us here). A couple weeks ago, I noticed a Twitter user with the name @MixBakery and an icon of a cupcake following us on Twitter. Naturally, I clicked on it and found they were “A Boston-based boutique bakery, specializing in personal-sized treats for weddings, birthdays, showers, parties and more!”
Hello?! How have a not heard of them? So, I replied and said “@MixBakery, Where are you guys located?? Are you new? Cupcakes look fabulous ” And then they responded and said they’re a new bakery called Mix Bakery in the South End that’s delivery-only right now. And would I like to have some cupcakes delivered to try out? Um, what kind of question is that? Have I ever said no to cupcakes? YES, I would like some cupcakes delivered.
So, on Monday morning, Kelly showed up at my apartment with a 6 cupcakes for Chels and I to indulge in. 2 vanilla/vanilla (my standard for rating cupcakes), 2 chocolate peanut butter and 2 s’mores. How sweet was it that she brought 2 of each so we could both try them?
Chels and I immediately went upstairs and got started on a cupcake lunch. The lunch of champions, right?
Like I said, I totally judge bakeries on what their vanilla/vanilla cupcake tastes like. Mix? They got it RIGHT! What we loved about it is that it truly tasted homemade. You could tell the ingredients were all totally fresh and there was nothing artificial about this cupcake. And that goes for both the cake and the frosting. Simplicity, beauty, and freshness.
S’mores was next. You can’t tell from the photo, but there was actually a layer of graham cracker on the bottom of this cupcake. And more graham cracker on top, of course. It really did taste like S’mores! And while the frosting was a tad bit sweet for us, we’re sure it would have most sweet-toothed people going crazy with joy. Mix took this innovative cupcake flavor and managed not to go overboard with it. It’s still simple and not artificial-tasting at all. Plus, it’s beautiful looking.
Now, onto the peanut butter and chocolate cupcake. I consider myself an expert on all things peanut butter (peanut butter + cupcakes= a little personal heaven of mine). Chels, on the other hand, is not a big peanut butter person. Let me tell you, we both LOVED this cupcake. Honestly, I was shocked to see Chels going back for more after eating a half of it. Again, I have to talk about the freshness of this cupcake. The chocolate cake was homemade tasting and not fake at all, and you could tell the peanut butter frosting was actually made with real peanut butter and not just some sort of flavoring. I loved that.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of cupcakes. And sometimes I get huge cravings for Party Favors’ artificial, who-the-heck-knows-what-the-ingredients-are cupcakes. But for the most part, I want something that tastes real and natural. And doesn’t feel so heavy. Mix is it.
Boston is in desperate need of a place like Mix. While the bakery only does deliveries right now, Kelly is hoping to open a storefront within the next year, probably in the South End area of Boston, closer to Back Bay. When Mix gets a store, I’m seriously hoping it has free WiFi and good coffee, so I can spend every day there. Oh, and Mix has more than just cupcakes; they have cookies, muffins, and more. And the delivery service is perfect if you’re having a party and don’t want to drive into Boston to pick up the baked goods (or can’t carry 48 cupcakes on the T)!
Chels and I destroyed the plate-full. And seriously, is there any better way to spend a Monday afternoon? OK, so I might have just sat on the couch in cupcake bliss for a while after Chels left, not getting much work done, but it was worth it.
It’s clear to see how passionate Kelly is about Mix Bakery and the cupcakes she makes. She’s been in love with baking for as long as she can remember and while she’s inspired by the classics, she loves to experiment and create new flavor combinations. Check out the flavor list Mix currently sells (I NEED to try banana!)… We can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.
Welcome to Boston, Mix! We’re thrilled to have you!
THE MIX BAKERY GIVEAWAY:
Now for the best part. Mix Bakery wants to do a giveaway for our local Boston readers! If you live anywhere within 25 miles of downtown Boston, you can enter the giveaway and Mix will deliver 1/2 dozen cupcakes to you (regular cupcakes with the simple topper of your choice)! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your favorite flavor of cupcake (if you could have anything in the world), by Sunday April 25, at 11:59 p.m.
Want extra entries? Send a tweet about this giveaway or write about it on your blog (make sure to leave another comment to let us know). I’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than having cupcakes delivered straight to your doorstep, and you could be the first on your block to try cupcakes from Mix!