Cupcakes & Cocktails hosted by Justice Sweets was a night of unlimited cupcakes and unlimited drinks for about three hours. Justice Sweets had an entire layout of 12 different cupcakes that I couldn’t wait to try. I started with the island love, which definitely ranked in my top 3 best tasting cupcake of the evening. The cupcake was described as a “sweet guava cupcake with a passion fruit cream cheese frosting”. The frosting was very tart but meshed perfectly with this delicious cupcake. It literally made me close my eyes in satisfaction and I don’t know about you, but that’s the kind of cupcake I want to have all the time.
On to their infamous red velvet cupcake though, I felt the cupcake frosting was very thick and the cupcake itself could almost be considered heavy. It was very, very popular amongst the guests, which is commendable because not everyone can pull off a red velvet cupcake. The Pink lemonade cupcake came with a jolly rancher-like frosting. It truly reminded me of candy but I did feel the cupcake itself lacked moisture.
Immediately after that, I fell in love. Justice Sweets made my week when I tried the Nutella Explosion cupcake. It was also a crowd favorite and falls at number one in my top 3 list. There’s something about how when something is so good, you just can’t describe it. I almost ate this same cupcake for the rest of the night but I realized I had 6 more cupcakes to get through.
For those who know Ms. Justice Sweets personally, know that Martine is a beer girl at heart. So please excuse my high expectations for her version of a blue moon in a cupcake. The orange peel above was a great touch and the cupcake itself was true to its purpose. It’s awesome when you know a baker’s vision and they successfully translate that in what they make, and that was done!
Now I don’t know if the woman is just heavy-handed or was trying to get someone drunk, but the Honey Wasted Cupcake was strong. The cupcake itself was a vanilla cake infused with Honey jacked and topped with a light honey vanilla cream. As soon as you bite into it, the smoky air of the Jack Daniel’s floods your taste buds. It was really yummy though and a favorite amongst some guests.
I was actually expecting a similar experience with the Hennessy Cupcake, which was a Vanilla cake infused with Hennessy and topped with Hennessy and cranberry frosting. This cupcake was much lighter on the alcohol end and the sweet frosting was genius. Sticking the liquor theme here, Justice Sweets provided the Morning Glow cupcake, which was a Patron Tequila Sunrise cupcake. The colors were so cute on this one but I actually didn’t taste any patron. Maybe I had one too many cocktails?
The Mango Mojito Cupcake was your typical tasty cupcake which some may think was disappointing because I didn’t really get the flavors she aimed for but I was pleasantly enjoying this one. It was just a good cupcake and sometimes that’s all you need.
Last but certainly not least, was the Bad Boy. This is a cupcake that people wouldn’t stop coming up to me about! Ciroc Pineapple cupcake filled, I’ll say that again, filled with crushed pineapples. The frosting on this bad boy blended very well with the cake and I appreciated that it was a soft contrast to the other dominant flavors. The pineapples were very prominent in the cupcake and it was no question as to why this was a favorite.
Justice Sweets has went on and added the nutella explosion, the bad boy, hennesin, pink lemonade, and the island love cupcake to their current menu so again, please don’t hesitate to try them out.