Galaxy Cupcakes

TLC is airing a new 6 part series narrated by John Goodman called “Best Food Ever.”  Central Texas is represented in each episode!  Tonight is Bodacious Bakeries including Georgetown’s Galaxy Cupcakes, featured for their “moist cocktail cupcakes.”

As a pastry chef, I am VERY picky about baked goods.  The recent soar in cupcake popularity has led to a surge in beautiful but tasteless cupcakes.  I am happy to say this is not the case with Galaxy.  I tried all four of the chocolate cupcakes available the day I was in Georgetown and found them all moist and made from scratch.  The chocolate and mocha were good but the outstanding ones were the mint and ruby port which both also had a delicious, chocolaty ganache in addition to the buttercream frosting.  What can I say, I am an icing girl!

Most of the time I find the mint flavor overpowering but in this case a delicate hint of mint went well with the dark chocolate ganache enrobing the top of the cupcake.  My favorite was the pretty in pink ruby port made from the port produced at the Georgetown winery.  Again, subtle in flavor, the port adds a warmth and depth to the icing instead of boozy and cloying as I feared.

The ladies at the bakery were a delight and very helpful as well.  I will be making a return trip soon!

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My name is Christy and I was born, raised, and still live in Austin, TX. I love to travel. I have been all over the US, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, etc. My second favorite place in the world is Negril, Jamaica where I have been 10 times and counting. I am a trained pastry chef but I am not currently working in "the industry" right now. I became a pastry chef in part to complement the fabulous dinners conjured up by my best friends Ethan and Michelle, who hopefully will be contributing to this blog as well. We went through a 2 year period of "Tuesday Night" dinner parties which were a smorgasbord of bloody meat and red, red wine. Friendships and laughter. The men did all the cooking while the women got tipsy, as all dinner parties should be. If I wanted to participate with food, I had to bring something and I became Dessert Girl. Eventually I attended the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy and received a certificate in Pastry and Baking. I have had several baking jobs but found it hard to make ends meet, so I earn my living elsewhere for now. I have had the pleasure of working with several celebrity chefs including Rebecca Rather, Bronwen Weber, and David Lebovitz. I have also cultivated some amazing friends and resources in the Central Texas area and would like to share my knowledge with all who care to join me. My most recent honor was winning Best Sweet at the Bacon Takedown during SXSW 2011. As the culinary icon Ms. Childs' says, "Bon Appetit!" ***CONTACT ME at christy111luv@yahoo.com or twitter @christy111luv***

One thought on “Galaxy Cupcakes”

  1. Thanks Christy, it was a pleasure meeting you the other day! It is always fun to meet people who share my love for sweets!

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