Hamsley and I decided to take a break from all the moving stress and took a Sunday morning trip down to the Flemington craft market on Sunday. We were hoping to go back to the Healesville market or even the Mornington market, but they weren't on; thus us ending up checking out the Flemington market instead.
Wondering around it was pretty obvious this was a popular market for the parents with prams. Lots of kid based stalls, trying to walk around, weaving around prams became a little annoying after a while. We bumped into Katie and her boy who also couldn't help but notice the abundunce of prams!
We didn't have breakfast before we headed down so I found it rather hard to be enthused by craft stalls on an empty stomach. We found the Crabapple Cupcake Bakery had a stall, and I nearly bought some as I've got their cookbook (never made a think out of it yet), and I wanted to see if they were dry like I've heard alot of people say. But the line was too long and they cupcakes looked like a candy tree had vomited on them. At $4 a pop, for something I wasn't too sure on, I didn't bother joining the queue.
So after wondering around for a while, finally feeding ourselves with delicious pies, we stumbled onto a store that had FAR more impressive looking cupcakes on offer; Cupcakes by Paolo. With a special offer of buy 6 get 1 free, I couldn't resist this offer to try the many tempting favours before my very eyes.
The lemon meringue looked amazing, which then led my eyes to the pineapple flavour. I love pineapple but never thought to have it as a cupcake flavour. I couldn't resist red velvet, whilst Hamsley helped me pick the remaining flavours; orange, cookies and cream, choc malt teaser and mocha. There were a few berry flavours I would have gotten; alas, there is always next time.
The main thing about Cupcakes by Paolo is how incredibly light and fluffy they all are. Not dry at all, even after keeping them for 3 days in an air tight container. Usually the red velvet I make can be quite heavy, but Paolo's version was so light. So light infact I didn't feel it go to my thighs!
Uh-maze-ing! Lovely lemon flavour with such a light Italian meringue to top it off. My favorite of all 7 cupcakes eaten.
Nice chocolately coffee flavour; not overpowering, but nice and subtle.
Looks like a work of art, tastes as good as it looks! ..... how can you go wrong when chocolate is involved?
The flavour I wanted to try most! I would have liked a bit more of a pineapple punch in the face flavour with this one, but it did not disappoint. It was still heaven in a cupcake wrapper.
... excuse the orange cupcake smeared into the red velvet... transportation played a part in that.
LOVELY light and fluffy red velvet. I'm quite fussy with my red velvet, and this one had a perfect amount of cocoa for my liking.
Chocolate + Malteasers (more chocolate) = win.
... that is all.
How cute is it with it's little orange on top? Subtle but lovely orange flavour.
We got a good range of chocolate and citrus flavours. I can't wait to go back and grab the other flavours we didn't try next time!
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Cupcakes By Paolo