For this week’s Feast!, I wrote about a recent trip to Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson. Not only are these trendy little desserts delicious, but every single flavor and taste combination you can dream up is available. Here’s the post:
A Charming Trend in Charming Hudson
In Hudson’s quaint little downtown sits a quaint little cupcake shop, appropriately called Main Street Cupcakes. Although small and charming indeed, step inside to discover tasty treats bursting with big flavor.
A recent trip south to visit my in-laws brought us to the cupcake shop to pick up our contribution to Sunday dinner. Truth be told, I had tried one of the cupcakes several months prior and was looking for any excuse to check out the store for myself and sample another one.
This specialty bakery, which is part of a growing trend of stores serving chic, gourmet cupcakes, whips up both traditional treats and specialty concoctions. Under the “traditional” umbrella, you can expect to find Classic Vanilla and Chocolate, Red Velvet and Wedding-day White. If you fancy something a little different, check out the proprietary creations that read more like OPI nail polish colors, including Cup of Java, Peppermint Party, You Must be Chipping Me, You Had Me at Nutella and Half Baked. Basically, if you can imagine it, chances are the owners have it. If not in that day’s display case, which features a rotating list of 12 – 20 flavors, then perhaps on your next trip or as part of a specialty order.
On my recent visit, I selected a mix of Pumpkin Spice, Classic Vanilla and Chocolate, Red Velvet and Lemon Drop to bring with us. These traditional-flavored, regular-sized cupcakes were $1.95 each (the specialty flavors and jumbo sizes range between $2.50 and $3.50) and seemed a little on the small side. Actually, they are probably sized just-right, although we have grown accustomed to all things super-sized.
I opted to try the Pumpkin Spice. Small as it may have been, it was very satisfying. The cupcake itself was moist and perfectly captured classic pumpkin flavors, including a hint of cinnamon and cloves. The cream cheese frosting was not overly sweet and even had its own touch of clove to complement the cupcake. Granted, I had to take off some of the frosting because they really are generous with the topping, perhaps even too generous, but it was a great cupcake nonetheless and worth the detour to downtown Hudson.