Friday, May 27, 2011
Georgetown Cupcake - Hibiscus Mango Cupcake
At first glance, this may appear to be Georgetown Cupcake's (unmelted version of the) Vanilla Squared cupcake; white frosting, vanilla cake, colorful fondant flower topping- check, check, check. However, this one is another May-only flavor, Hibiscus Mango. This cupcake is a "Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cupcake infused with hibiscus syrup and fresh mango, topped with a hibiscus syrup-infused buttercream frosting and a vibrant orange fondant flower".
Similar appearances aside, you can definitely tell that this one is the Hibiscus Mango based on the smell alone. It has a strong floral citrus scent that you definitely do not get from the Vanilla Squared cupcake. I enjoyed this cupcake overall, but couldn't really get past the floral flavor throughout. I'm not a big fan of flower-based tastes to begin with- seems weird to me to be eating something that could also make a good room spray, haha. However, I liked the mango flavor and thought it was an interesting combination for a cupcake.