Blogiversary Giveaway#1: Leyna's Kitchen Cupcakes

— by Caroline on Crack

Leyna of Leyna’s Kitchen, the winner for overall cupcake favorite at the 2008 Cupcake Challenge, made me the happiest girl on earth today. Not only was this very adorable girl kind enough to drop off the Leyna’s Kitchen gift card (for a box of 8) I will be giving away at my blogiversary party next month but she also brought me a beautiful pink box of her new “Poshtachio Strawberry” cupcakes to try. It felt like my birthday all over again! Wee!

Like I said, the baby cakes were wrapped up in a pink box with a little window so I could see the goodies within. I immediately pulled apart the pink bow that had held the box shut. After I passed some out to some of my co-workers I finally allowed myself to dig in. But not before the co-workers said, “This is a superior cupcake” and “It’s really good! It has a surprise inside…a strawberry filling” and “It’s doughy and wet but good” (note: dotsara doesn’t like to use the word “moist” as it makes her shudder).

Lifting the treat out of the box, I noticed how it felt heavier than most other cupcakes I’ve had. The chantilly cream that topped it was very light, not uber sweet like the usual cupcake topping, buttercream. A rainbow slice of strawberry garnished it. The cupcake itself was moist and although heavy on lift off, so light. In the middle I found a bit of strawberry “jam.” Not too much where it’s all runny and all over the place but enough so that it’s a pleasant surprise you can devour in one chomp. This truly was a special cupcake.

Unfortunately, Leyna’s Kitchen doesn’t have a store front where you can just show up and take a cupcake to go. You have to place your orders at least three weeks in advance but it’s so worth it. And if you want something for your event, something fresh to order, other than the usual, this would be the way to go. You can even order cupcake toppers, little flags with script, to personalize the treats!

Cupcake prices (each box is sold per flavor):

  • $40 – Box of 8
  • $80 – Box of 16
  • $120 – Box of 24
  • $240 – Box of 48

Leyna’s will probably make the award-winning Strawberrylicious for my event or these Poshtachio Strawberry cupcakes but in either case, we’ll all be winners cuz they are gooood. And some randomly selected blogiversary-goer will be extra lucky for having won the LK gift card.

To order your own batch, click here for instructions. The pickup location is in Torrance or you can have them delivered for an additional fee.

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