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.