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Sift – the BEST red velvet cupcake!

I am always in search of the ‘best’ cupcake! What makes a cupcake the ‘best’ cupcake? Well for one, it has to be moist, it has to have the right amount of sweetness to it, the right flavour and the right bite size. I have had a couple of horrible cupcakes in my time – too dry, too sweet, too big and the worse, cupcakes that are like muffins so you just eat the top and not the bottom (muffin tops!).

I was invited to Hubby’s cousins wedding and the wedding cake was a tower of cupcakes (just what hubby wanted for ours but it was over ruled!) 6 towers of cupcakes all in red with white (assuming vanilla) icings. I didn’t realise at first this was from Sift until much later in the evening (i.e. after dinner!)

Doesn’t that look pretty?

I was stuffed but had to have some! (There is always a second stomach for desserts!) Thought I would cut the cupcake into quarters, so I wouldn’t stuff my face. I took one bite and thought I had gone to heaven. Could not stop after the first bite, and before I knew it, I had scoffed one cupcake down!

Ok the picture above doesn’t look ‘that appealing’ but I was a little hungover, so it was good enough that I even set the camera on macro! The reviews were right; this velvet cupcake was absolutely divine… it was moist (tick!), right amount of sweetness (tick!), right bite size (tick!). I don’t know if it’s because I was drunk, however, I was lucky enough to take home FOUR cupcakes, and had it the next day and it was still divine!

I found out later on how the cupcakes are made. The red velvet cupcakes use a light Valrhona cocoa base with a hint of Madagascar bourbon vanilla. It is then dyed red and topped with a Madagascar bourbon vanilla cream cheese frosting. It’s happiness in four bites.

GA’s rating: 8.5/10

G/F, Dominion Center, 49 -53 Queen’s Road East,

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2528 0084.

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  1. February 9, 2010 at 9:21 am

    i have just bought some coloured food powder (i hear its better to use this stuff then the liquid colouring) so i should try and make these 🙂

  2. Effli
    May 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I love sift! Their cupcakes really are divine, especially their cream cheese frosting. Also try their hazelnut mille-feuille or hazelnut crunch, both are really good.

    See my review here: http://effli.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/sift-cupcake-and-cake-and-macaron-shop/

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