Yesterday we ate the banana pecan (vegan) Mission Minis cupcakes. Here is our review: they are the motherfucking bomb. The jimmy jam. More, please.
They are like a mini banana muffin (not unlike Arizmendi Bakery’s vegan banana walnut muffins, but I won’t hold the cupcakes to that standard because those Arizmendi muffins are like they were just flown in on the backs of fat cherubim blowing trumpets and smearing delicious banana and brown sugar all over your body—REVIEW TO COME!) but with a pleasant spice kick that reminds you it’s almost time for fall food like pumpkin breads and butternut squash ravioli and allspice dram cocktails. I’m so excited.
Anyway, back to the Mission Minis. The icing is wonderful, too. It’s light, more on the sugary than the shortening-y side, and the perfect balanced amount. I, for one, hate when the ratio of cake to frosting is weighted too heavily toward the frosting, and here, the cake part really is allowed to shine. The little pecan finisher is just a crisp, professional touch, and I love that the frosting dollop retains its shape.
I want more of these. At $1 apiece, they are recession-friendly too (except if, like me, you are unable to stop at five.) As previously reported in this blog (what what!), their store opens on 22nd Street between Mission and Capp Streets sometime very soon (Oct. 1st, maybe!?). We’ll keep you posted BELIEVE YOU ME.