Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fluff Bake Bar

Rebecca Masson is well known in the foodie circles and by the restaurant industry for her delicious and inventive confections.  She studied at Le Cordon Bleu and worked in a few of New York City's finest restaurants.  Then, lucky for us Houston folk, she moved here, and now bakes for us!  She's known as the Sugar Fairy.  How great is that! 

I first had one of her ingenious and divine desserts at the My Table Culinary Awards.  It was her Lemon Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwich with Whipped Caramel and Cinnamon Asian Pear, and it was fantabulous!  While she does not have a bakery that you can visit at any time, she does bake for customer orders.  I thought Christmas would be the most excellent time to taste some of her delectable goodness.

First up, the Devil's Food Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting ($30/dozen).

Devil's Food Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

This was a good cupcake!  In a twist of fate, the devil's food cake was heavenly!  Seriously, it was moist and dense.  Subtle chocolate flavor.  Not too rich.  Very satisfying.  And, again, perfectly moist.   The frosting was thick and tasty.  Lots of butt-ah!  Very fluffy frosting.  The sea salt sprinkled on top was very, well, salty - an excellent contrast with the sweet caramel whipped frosting.  The icing was sweeter than the devil's food cake.  All three flavors worked really well together.  Savory and Sweet. Luscious.

One of my fellow diners said it was the best cupcake she has ever eaten. That is a huge recommendation coming from this person -- she herself is excellent cook and has sampled the finest foods and restaurants from around the world.  It was a delish cupcake that really left us satisfied.  However, it is definitely a specialty cupcake and the flavors may not be for everyone. 

Devil's Food Cupcake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Next up:  The Famous Fluffernutter. Oatmeal-peanut butter cookie with a peanut butter cream and marshmallow fluff center ($25/dozen).  I like everything about the description of this cookie.  I looooooove peanut butter.  Reese's are my crack.  And, this cookie was definitely peanut butter-y.  Great contrast between the chewy oat cookie and fluffy, soft center.  The whipped peanut butter center was like a cousin of the Whipped Reese's candy bar, but not quite as potent in the peanut butter department (and not overly sweet like some peanut butter balls that combine with powered sugar).  I loved the marshmallow fluff in the center -- would have enjoyed even more of it!  A very, very satisfying cookie.

Famous Flutternutters

Also, just to be nice at the Holidays, Rebecca Masson gave her Christmas customers two of her chocolate chip cookies.  They were were chewy, buttery.  Plenty of chocolate chips and small bits of chopped nuts.  They were not too sweet.  They were satisfying and pleasurable.  Yummy!

Fluff Bake Bar

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