Gertie&Gilbert Cupcakes, Smithfield
FYI: Closed down as of 7th of February. So sadddd :(
Like macarons, cupcakes are one of the latest crazes as the different colours, flavours and decorations tend to stop traffic when walking past a bakery window. Franchise cupcake stores are booming and what I think they’ve forgotten about is going back to basics where flavour does matter and its not just about the pretty decorations on the top.
I was given an opportunity to review Bronze winner of the 2010 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show which shows a “perfect example of what a cupcake should be about!” It should be about the frosting / icing / butter cream which takes you on a journey and leaves you salivating once unwrapped and demolished. It’s about being cute.. soo cute you wouldn’t want to ruin its decorative beauty and most importantly.. its about the consistency of the cake mix (moist, soft, and tasty stumps).
“no point eating a cupcake..
that has a dry lifeless stump”
After you see the photos I’ve taken, I hope you’ll understand how tasty these cupcakes are. Gertie & Gilbert’s cupcakes are a frosting / creamy icing cupcake which wins hands down in terms of its natural flavour and it’s super soft moist cake.
Chocolate and nuts are a match made in heaven and my favourite nut of all is hazelnuts! Eating this reminded me of a Ferrero Roche ball (if you love Ferreros you’ll have try this one). The coconut added created a lovely texture almost reminding me of a lamington YUMMM!!!! This is truly a cupcake that ticks all the right boxes and sends you to another planet.
Frosting on this is different to the rest. Its has traditional icing with the zesty bite of lemon MMmmm! What I loved most was the combination of pistachios throughout the stump which went well with the lemony icing.
If your a lover of Seinfeld, you would understand Elaine has a thing for poppyseed muffins and this is something she would devour in seconds. Cake was really really moist and fluffy. Frosting was very lemony which was nice. I pictured it to be orange flavoured though. I wonder what it would taste like if icing had an orange taste? ^_^ Over all it hit the right notes! A definite for afternoon tea with the ladies.
OH MY GOD! If you want to impress a girl… then boys you’d need to buy this for that special lady your thinking about. Super rich chocolate cake with the cracks on the top, symbolising its similarities to a BROWNIE (only lighter and cakey)!!!!
Texture of this is cupcake is completely different although it is very soft and moist, its also very fudge like and slightly heavier than the other cupcake stumps. CHOCOLATE LOVERS THIS IS YOUR MATE!
Eating this is like pashing a passionfruit! The passionfruit frosting was fairly similar to Simmone Louge’s banana and passionfruit cake (delicious cream cheese frosting). ^_^
The passionfruit frosting empowered the taste of the vanilla cake which I think is great because as soon as I saw the passionfruit seeds, i knew what to expect and would have felt more disappointed if the vanilla was more dominant than the passionfruit.
Cupcakes on Pitt have a passionfruit cupcake which is tasteless, leaving your mouth full of buttercream :( Just comes to show Gertie & Gilbert acknowledge the natural flavours and ingredients which allows their cupcakes to shine. Thumbs up!!!!
Banana Bliss is the award winning flavour. When I first saw this I thought this was a rhubarb cupcake as I mistook the white chocolate for coconut. Best banana cupcake I’ve tried! Stumps were soft, fluffy and tasty and the white chocolateeee ahhh sooo good!!!. Just can’t go wrong with this one.
Perfect cupcake for coffee lovers. Strong taste of coffee throughout the frosting really did make you feel like you were having a cup of coffee.
Gertie&Gilbert cupcakes can also be found at Warwick Farm markets. I met the lovely owner and creator Kym and boy her cupcakes flew like anything.. so get there early if you want a variety of flavours .
Shop 1/694 The Horsley Drive
SMITHFIELD, NSW, 2164
Wed-Thur-Fri @ 8.30am-4.00pm
Warwick Farm Trackside Markets
Governor Macquarie Drive
Warwick Farm NSW
Every Saturday @ 8am – Midday