As I wrote in my first post titled “Lets start at home…” my younger brother’s competitive ice hockey career has taken our family around the country and into Canada. Needless to say, I have taken the Richards family off of the beaten path quite a few times! But, they still find a way to love me since nine times out of ten, these “trips off of the beaten path” result in cupcake success! Sometimes, the “best cupcakery” according to my research, doesn’t turn out to be too great. On these hockey trips between the ages of ten and sixteen, I would like to venture off, especially if the ice rinks were near towns, because you can only play so many arcade games and read so many books in twelve hours at an ice rink. The games are spread apart enough to give the players rest but not enough to actually do something interesting with the time, away from the rink.
At one of Luke’s first ice hockey tournaments while playing with a team called the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Junior Penguins, I had one of those experiences. Luke was playing at a rink on the campus of the University of Delaware. It was a weekend long tournament and at the age of thirteen, I was desperate to find something ELSE to do. I begged my Mom to take me for lunch downtown, on the main street of their campus. So, we went to our normal lunch spot at home, Panera Bread. After we ate, my Mom and I wanted to walk around. As we walked around, we stumbled upon SAS Cupcakes at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
We walked in and the cupcakery was cute and adorable! They had quite a variety of cupcakes with at least a dozen different flavors. All of the cupcakes looked quite appealing with their little, colorful candy straws sticking out of them.
I tried their Red Velvet, no surprise there. My Mom tried the Vanilla/ Chocolate which is vanilla icing on chocolate cake. Our main gripe was that there simply seemed to be a bit too much icing. It was a little bit of a letdown because they just crossed that fine line of enough vs. too much in the sweetness department. Their cake seemed dense…if that makes any sense. The “density” came from a lack of moisture, maybe! I’m not sure what the cause was but their Red Velvet didn’t rank at the top of my list. They had a nice taste in cake and icing.
The icing to cake ratio was off for the non-Red Velvet flavors. It looked like vanilla Mt. Everest in icing sat down upon a chocolate cupcake…maybe that’s where it lost the moisture!
Anyways, it was a good find. I would recommend SAS Cupcakes because they were reasonably priced for the quality cupcake in which they were providing. If they had been over $3 a piece, I could have advised others to go somewhere else for dessert. Until next time…life is short, eat a cupcake!