Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

Sugar Rush Flavors: Gold Member

In Sugar Rush Flavors on March 11, 2010 at 4:51 pm

GOLD MEMBER: This cupcake will drive you wild. Rich chocolate hazelnut cake topped with pure Nutella ganache. One bite reveals a perfect Ferrero Rocher chocolate inside. P100. To order, e-mail

Tatin, one of Sugar Rush Lab’s customers, wanted a cupcake with a crunch. “Something like Ferrero,” she said, referring to Ferrero Rocher, those wondrous little balls of chocolatey goodness.

How can you not love Ferrero Rocher? A whole roasted hazelnut + hazeulnut cream + thin wafer shell + milk chocolate + chopped hazelnuts = LOVE.

We were excited about making the cupcakes but knew we needed a plan. Ferrero Rocher is one of our favorite chocolates so we knew our cupcake had to do it justice. We actually have a notebook with sketches and diagrams of this cupcake.

One crazy Sunday, we began testing recipes. We ended up with 12 different kinds of  Ferrero Rocher cupcakes and held a taste test. After cupcake # 5, our vision began to blur. We decided to call for back-up.

Three friends came over and helped us continue the tests.

The Gold Member you can order from Sugar Rush Lab is the result of those crazy tests.

But here’s the craziest part.

Giff took home four cupcakes from that evening. His plan was to sell it to people at his office. Did the cupcakes make it there?

No. Because Giff ate all four cupcakes one after the other.

Again, Giff ate ALL FOUR cupcakes one after the other.

Then he posted this on Facebook:  “This cupcake is deadly. Very. Deadly.”

Yes, these cupcakes are deadly. Deadly good.

Are you brave enough to try it?


Sugar Rush Flavors: Dark Ninja

In Sugar Rush Flavors on December 7, 2009 at 9:59 am

DARK NINJA: It’s dark, it’s strong and it disappears really fast. This rich chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles is a real killer. P50 each. To order, e-mail

Everything started with the Dark Ninja.

Although back then, we just called them chocolate cupcakes.

After weeks of making scary cupcake mutations with the oven toaster and turbo broiler, we finally figured out how to turn on the new oven and make perfect chocolate cupcakes.

One Saturday, I woke up extremely late and hungover, completely forgetting that I had promised to bring dessert to my college reunion.

I trashed my plans of bringing perfect little heart-shaped cheesecakes. I just didn’t have the time.

Jill and I supermarket-hopped and spent hours baking what would become Sugar Rush’s Dark Ninja.

We must have enjoyed ourselves too much – although we needed to make just around fifty of those babies, we ended up with close to eighty of them.

They disappeared really quickly though – ninja-quick.

The following week, we had a sleepover with Giff and other friends who all wanted to learn how to make cupcakes.

Giff was the most enthusiastic of the lot, loving every moment of creating cupcakes – from mixing the batter and taking pans out of the oven to adding sprinkles and tying lovely ribbons around the cupcake boxes.

That is how we formed our trio of cupcake craziness.

We may have created other flavors since the Dark Ninja but our evil chocolate babies will always be special to us.

The Dark Ninja will always be our first – the mighty cupcake that kicked us in the nuts and said, “Hey freaks! What are you wasting your time on? Start making more of me!”