It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: The Cupcake Royale Deathcake Is Back

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You typed words, didn't read them, distracted by the picture.
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I still find CR's cake to be too dry. I'm sticking with Trophy.
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This inspired glee until I looked closer at the picture article. This specialty cupcake is $3, while the Deathcake's have been $6.66 a piece for the past couple of years I've been eating them. The Deathcakes, as pictured in Megan's 2010 post, are rectangular and coated in chocolate. These guys are just sad little regular cupcakes and are _not_ Deathcakes.

I call shenanigans! Bring back the true Deathcake!
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I kind of agree with @3 . . . but salt!
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Re: Justin - The Deathcake is a lot moister than their regular cupcakes, and the baby cakes are usually perfectly textured.
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Thanks Megan! We'll be bringing buy some Deathcakes for you and your super pals at the Stranger to try on Monday. Prepare your belly! xo - Jody/Cupcake Royale
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A couple of years ago I bought 8 death cakes and some cupcake royal undies. Since then, my life has been about 228% better. I can't promise you the same results but if you put one in your face, I lay odds on at least your face thanking you with a big big smile. :D <= insert deathcake
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For those wanting to send a far, the cupcakes are 14.49 for three which includes shipping within the states.

Farewell post-holiday weight loss, hello cupcake.
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A couple of years ago I bought 8 death cakes and some cupcake royal undies. Since then, my life has been about 228% better. I can't promise you the same results but if you put one (or 8) in your face, I lay odds on at least your face thanking you with a big big smile. insert deathcake => :O results => :D
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@3: "These guys are just sad little regular cupcakes and are _not_ Deathcakes."

Ach, you might be correct. That makes my order slightly less awesome, but hopefully it's somewhat close in quality.
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Thanks Megan! We're bringing some Deathcake Love to you and your super pals at the Stranger on Monday - prepare your belly! Cheers - Jody/Cupcake Royale
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I love me some Cupcake Royale. So creative and also community minded. Kudos to them for revisiting their recipes a while back to make them moister and also to incorporate as many local ingredients as possible. I just sent a 3-pack to a friend for Valentine's Day. xo
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May I take this opportunity to thank Slog and The Stranger for ending their claims that cupcakes are "over"? It's been at least a year, maybe longer, since I saw a post about that. Thank you!
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Shouldn't this be labeled "advertorial"?
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@14

Yes. Wasn't it just yesterday that there was a post about product placement on Hawaii 5-0?

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archive…
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Thanks Megan! We're bringing some Deathcake Love to you and your super pals at the Stranger on Monday - prepare your belly! Cheers - Jody/Cupcake Royale
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I really, REALLY like the original Deathcake Royale, and frankly was a tad disappointed when I saw these puny little cupcakes sitting on top of the counter - disappointment which I was not shy about expressing to the counter person (doubly so, as they were also out of the Velvet Elvis with bacon by the time I got there this evening).

HOWEVER, I did purchase one, and I must say, "little death(cake)" is an apt description: these are basically a bite-sized chocolate torte with a ganache topping; dense, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, with the sea salt adding just a hint of sharp tang to complement all the sweet, chocolaty goodness. (I don't know what nuance the candy heart adds; I hate candy hearts, so I flicked it off before biting in.)

It's pricey at basically $1.50 a bite, but even so, it's probably still the best chocolate orgasm this side of Place Pigalle's pot de creme, or Cafe Presse's chocolat chaud.
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no. the last time i accidentally bough chocolate with salt was 2008 and it will never happen again. disgusting.
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Hmm. The previous deathcakes were just about the best thing on earth. These might not be exactly the same, but I will definitely try one. Or two.

Oh, and this is not product placement. Announcing that these are available is a public service for which I am deeply grateful. Thank you Stranger.
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Thanks Megan! We're bringing some Deathcake Love to you and your super pals at the Stranger on Monday - I know that your ad department is separate from you editorial department, but see what we did here? We pat you now. Prepare your belly! Cheers - Jody/Cupcake Royale
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Deathcakes have been getting smaller and more expensive through the years (no big surprise, given the ingredients). This price seems comparable to last year ounce for ounce. And they're easier to share.
But what the heck is the heart made out of? I'm leery of that.