Saint Cupcakes is located in Portland Oregon which is about a 4-5 hour drive for me. So to get my cupcake fix I ordered online using their “fancy cupcake choosing technology”. I ordered 3 different cupcakes, 3 different types of frosting and 3 different types of sprinkles. The ordering experience in itself had me ear to ear. I could hardly wait to receive my $21 order. No, that’s not a typo, people. I paid $21 for just 3 cupcakes. Was it worth it?
Well, today was the day. I walked into the office only to see a single ray of light beaming down on a cardboard box. I dropped my purse, squinted at the box and made out the word “cupcake”. I could hear the faint sound of angels singing in the background, “aahhh”. Then reality set back in as I quickly ripped the box to shreds. I was over the top excited!
The overall marketing scheme and presentation of the cupcakes was a 10! Brilliant! I honestly don’t know if it could get much cuter than this. The pink box came with individually wrapped cupcakes, tiny containers of frosting, sprinkles and spreading utensils- it’s a full meal deal!
Now for the taste test. I delicately spread the caramel frosting on the vanilla cupcake. Because the frosting was cold it was tough to spread, but I forged ahead and got the job done. The cupcake was okay …6 out of 10. It wasn’t the best cupcake I’ve EVER had but it did in a pinch. And whatever, the whole unwrapping, cute packaging and action oriented project made up for the so-so oily cupcake. I am still in high spirits with my purchase and I would totally send this as a gift in the future. The whole concept is right on the money.