Not As Good As They Used To Be
Posted on 11 / 29 / 2013
Below is my original review, and I really wish I could stand by it. I know they've have some changes in bakers in the past year or so, and I really feel it shows in their products.
I stop in once or twice a year when I'm back in Jersey and last week I picked up some goodies for Thanksgiving. Where the cupcakes used to be rich and flavorful, they now taste more generically sweet. It was really disappointing. I was once in love with their peanut butter and chocolate cupcake, but it's overly sugary now. I don't know if it's different ingredients and/or a different recipe, but I miss the old Papa Ganache.
I cannot possibly say enough wonderful things about this bakery. My husband and I had our wedding yesterday and ordered 100 cupcakes from them. Vegans, vegetarians, folks with dairy allergies, and eat-everything-atarians alike all LOVED the cupcakes. They were decadent, beautiful and the hit of the party. I cannot tell you how many times someone held up one of those delicious little morsels in our direction and said, "Good choice!" The Chocolate Obsessions lasted a whole 3 minutes if we were lucky, and the Chocolate Peanut Butter ones were other-worldly. My husband couldn't get enough of the Drenched Elvis. For anyone concerned that they might taste odd or off, this couldn't be further from the truth. We even threw in two gluten free kinds and you couldn't tell the difference. Todd and Lisa, the owners, are absolute gems, as are the rest of the staff. They were sent along in lovely pink boxes and presented so nicely that my husband simply told our waitstaff to put a few in the cupcake holder, and lay the rest out in the boxes - not to mention how thoughtfully labeled they were, which was a huge help for our guests with dietary issues/needs. RUN, do not walk, to Papa Ganache, and do not hesitate to use them for any special occasion - you will not be sorry. My only regrets? We live in Denver. Lisa and Todd, please consider relocating - I can almost guarantee you your rent would be cheaper.
Updated from previous review on Monday October 11, 2010
Updated from previous review on Friday November 29, 2013
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Not in Denver!, Used to be better, Overly sugary taste now