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Cheesecake Cupcakes for Your Wedding from the English Cheesecake Company

By Claire

Loads of cou­ples are exper­i­ment­ing with alter­na­tives to the tra­di­tional tiered wed­ding cake. Smaller cakes and cheese­cakes can be part of a cre­ative dis­play which looks fab. They’re also con­ve­nient because you can serve guests a piece of cheese­cake or a cup­cake for their dessert. This makes so much more sense than the tra­di­tion of tiered cakes which then have to be taken away and sliced, then either served after the main meal or given to guests to take home.

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The Eng­lish Cheese­cake Com­pany have rather inge­niously com­bined cheese­cakes and cup­cakes — which they describe as a “heav­enly piece of lux­ury you won’t be able to resist”.

It’s true. With a lit­tle help from my boyfriend, I had eight (not all at once).

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We tried four cheese­cake flavours — Cookie Rollin’ In the Deep,  Straw­berry Erup­tion, Caramel lava-ly and Don’t be blue, berry. (OK so the names are weird — but they do taste lovely). We loved the caramel flake and blue­berry flavours, made from moist vanilla mas­car­pone sponge with lovely cheese­cake frost­ing. The straw­berry top­ping was lovely but these cakes had cheese­cake fill­ing — which they really didn’t need, as they were already yummy enough!

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The Proper Review — cheese­cake cupcakes

Much as I love being sent free cakes, I do take reviews seri­ously so here’s the final verdict:

  • Would I have these again? Absolutely, in a flash
  • Would I rec­om­mend them for a wed­ding? Yes, but order a trial box first to check deliv­ery is OK (I had no prob­lems) and find your favorite flavours
  • Top tip: these are pretty big cakes and might be a bit much for some of your guests, so con­sider mix­ing and match­ing with some of the mini cheese­cakes I reviewed for you back in April

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The sci­ence bit (deliv­ery info)

The cup­cakes are sent by courier on an overnight deliv­ery (so you do have to be in to sign for them). They’re packed in a big poly­styrene box, and rather excit­ingly are frozen with dry ice.

They really do arrive very cold — com­pletely frozen and ready to go straight into the freezer. There are safety instruc­tions inside for han­dling the dry ice (“DO NOT play with dry ice”…) — basi­cally you just put it in your out­side bin. Because the cup­cakes are so well frozen the top­pings stay put while they’re on the move — and then when you’re ready to eat them it just takes a few hours in the fridge first.

Once defrosted, there’s absolutely no sign the cup­cakes were ever frozen and stored — your wed­ding guests will never know!

With thanks to The Eng­lish Cheese­cake Com­pany for being so gen­er­ous and yummy. I still have one last cheese­cake to review for you — but I have plans to dec­o­rate it as cre­atively as humanly pos­si­ble first! Watch this space…

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