|I was so excited when I saw this in the store I took a picture right away!|
Now I did it because I wanted to review it here and I wanted a reason to try it out. I will tell you that as with most box mixes it was okay, but really pricey if you think about it.
So anyway I got it, and then read the box that said it only may 12 cupcakes, and I wanted to give them at work so I have to cut down just the tiniest bit to get myself an extra mini one to taste.
|They look cute on the box, but there is no way there is enough icing to decorate them all like that.|
|This was the stuff in the box, why they put two pouches of icing instead of one large one I don't know. That is why I don't work for a cake mix company I would be all "no, only one bag, make it bigger!" Then I would get fired.|
So the icing says it is "cream cheese flavored" which should have clued me in at first, but it didn't. So I was going to pipe the icing on to at least make the cupcakes look nice, but then once I put the icing into a bowl it became clear this would not work. The icing was runny and looks gross, and there was no real cream cheese flavor to me. So I had to fix it, I added a bunch of icing sugar to thicken and bulk it up, a little milk as I put too much sugar, then some vanilla bean paste to try to give it a better flavor. It was okay, I mean it was way better than before.
|I would tell you what this looks like, but you already know, yuck!|
To decorate I had barely enough to do a nice swirl, so if I were to use it again I would add even more icing sugar and milk to bulk it up. As it was I then I decorated them with some simple red sanding sugar and that was it.
I tasted my mini and it was okay, nothing amazing, and I can tell you that is was just as airy as any other cake mix.
|These are seriously not going to be a go to for me, but hey at least you know it's there if you ever need it.|
So what I liked about this, not much really. Other than it was a box mix.
What I disliked, well let me list the things:
-the icing was bland and watery, had to be fixed, and not enough to give a good layer of frosting
-the cost, figuring I had to put in stuff to fix the icing and that you only get 12 cupcakes, this was not worth it at the $3.50 I think I paid
-the taste, it was just okay, nothing spectacular
So over all I give this box mix a fail, which stinks. I mean if it was just the cake mix alone, that I could work with, perfect for cake balls. But the addition of the "cream cheese flavored" icing really took it down a few notches. So I would skip this, if you live in the states I think they have a red velvet cake mix, and then you can just make your own icing just as easily.
Oh well, no one at work really got to try them either as they were for a person who was leaving and she just took them home without sharing. So I didn't get any other opinions. And I refuse to make these again, so there you go, not a score with me.
And just so you know I love cake box mix, a lot, this one was just not worth it to me.