A couple weeks ago, I received a phone call from my friends at Graystock Marketing. They asked if I would be interested in trying some cupcakes from a new company called Twisted V. The chef Bryan happened to be in LA I was going to drive down to my house for the afternoon with cupcakes in tow. I think to myself, cupcakes, yeah, I think I can manage that. There’s a list Twisted V’s cupcakes though. They’re vegan. Ok, why not, how bad can it be, it’s still a cupcake.
I hear you, and I know what you’re saying, how can you make a cupcake without eggs and milk. Well Bryan has not only found a way, but he’s mastered it! Bryan shows up at my house with three different kinds of cupcakes. PB and J, Hot Chocolate, Margarita, and something new that he’s been working on vegan granola bars. Yummy!
First let me tell you how beautiful these cupcakes are. I want to know how does he get his frosting to look so perfect? I frosting never turns out that way it always looks like a big glob of sugar on top of the cupcake.
Bryan’s goal with the cupcakes was to make them reminiscent of comfort foods. He started off with the PB and J. cupcake a childhood favorite. Peanut butter frosting and grape jelly filled this is a decadent twist on that old PB and J sandwich. Now mothers who have kids with peanut allergies be warned, this cupcake does contain peanuts. For those with no peanut allergy this is a must try!
Next he brought on the hot chocolate cupcake. This chocolate cupcake is infused with tie and topped with a vanilla frosting. If I would have let her Little L would have licked clean all the cupcakes. The Cayenne Pepper leaves a tingling sensation, but it’s not overpowering. Actually I was quite surprised, but it was the perfect ingredient to this cupcake.
The last cupcake we tried was the one that I was looking most forward to, the Margarita cupcake. Bryan actually uses tequila into this line cupcake topped with a very light line and frosting and sprinkled with Australian pink salt. This was probably my favorite visually appealing cupcake and it tasted really good.
The kids loved the cupcakes though they were more interested in the frosting, but isn’t that always the case? I took the leftover cupcakes up to my in-laws that weekend. To say my father-in-law loved them is an understatement!! Bryan you are his new favorite chef!
Okay a quick little something about Bryan. I’m absolutely amazed by this man! He has no formal culinary training and has learned most of his talent from his mother. Though if you ask me, Bryan’s baking couldn’t be learned it was something he was born with! Thank you so much Bryan for our afternoon of cupcake tasting, it really was a treat.
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