A festive feast for just £1.25, this cupcake deserves its place in the Waitrose bakery.
A sugar paste angel flies high amidst the golden stars, on top of a swirl of frosting (please excuse her hunchback appearance as I accidentally broke her head off and had to balance it back on!). All of this is nestled in a sparkly gold foil wrapper like a little Christmas gift.
The plum butter cream was the perfect texture and had just enough light flavour running through it. The cake was a nice surprise as it was a beautifully moist carrot cake sponge which was wonderfully spiced and very moreish. This worked so well with the plum icing on the top. The only negative was the combination of the sugar paste angel and the golden sugar crystals on the top. They were very sweet…too sweet and the sugar grains were really large and crunchy. I think a sprinkle of gold glitter would have worked better.
All in all, yet another winner from Waitrose (and its vegetarian friendly too!)
Appearance = 8/10 (very festive)
Taste = 8/10 (scrape the sugar and the angel off and its almost perfect!)
Value for money = 8/10 (top quality at a low price)