If you’ve tried our Vanilla Bean Cupcakes, you know that there’s something extra special about this recipe! Even if you haven’t tried it yet, the smell alone will make you wonder what we did to give it that amazing vanilla aroma.
At Sweet Street, we use Madagascar vanilla to turn what would otherwise be just another cupcake into something uniquely amazing. Not only do we fill the cupcake with vanilla bean-flecked cream, we also top it with vanilla bean icing and a white chocolate coin. The combination is irresistible.
We’re famous for our high-quality desserts, and even an otherwise simple vanilla cupcake is no exception. We are rated #1 for taste and appearance in the restaurant industry for a reason! Cupcakes aren’t the only thing we do, however. We also create mouthwatering cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and so much more.
We deliver to coffee bars, fine restaurants (in 60 countries across the globe), and gourmet food shops. We can even deliver directly to customers so they can enjoy our treats in their own homes.
Whether you are planning a party or just really want to impress the office on a Friday afternoon, these unique cupcakes are the perfect treat for any occasion. Our expert touch definitely helps the baking process, but that amazing taste and smell comes from the Madagascar Vanilla that we use in every cupcake.
Our Vanilla Cupcakes are deliciously unique, and part of the reason is the vanilla we use. Madagascar vanilla is unique because it is both smooth and has a deep, rich vanilla taste. These two attributes are rarely found together. It actually does come from the Bourbon Island of Madagascar. The vanilla is harvested from the orchids that grow in the region.
When the vanilla beans are harvested in Madagascar, they have to dry out before they can be shipped off for use. They actually sun-dry the bean pods out in the open in batches on a large surface, like a table. The delicious vanilla aroma floats up to three or four miles away when there is a gentle summer breeze.
This very traditional process is passed down from generation to generation, and the locals have it down to a science. The vanilla orchids must actually be pollinated by hand once per year, and the flowers will only bloom for a very short window of time. Vanilla is the second-most labor intensive crop around, so the process is not easy to learn.
Uses and Flavors
The vanilla itself has over 300 flavor compounds, and using the bean flecks instead of the vanilla extract gives a much deeper flavor. The bean flecks in our cupcake provide a creamy, rich flavor that makes it melt in your mouth. Its sweet, buttery aroma is certain to quickly draw a crowd.
Madagascar vanilla is also used in a variety of other types of desserts, including crème brulée, vanilla ice cream, and cakes. We use it in our Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake. The combination of vanilla bean and caramel provides a flavor that you’ll want to eat slowly just to savor every bite.
Sweet Street takes pride in providing exquisite desserts with superior quality ingredients, and using Madagascar vanilla is just one of the many ways that we show our customers that we care. We want everyone to have a delicious experience each time they enjoy a dessert from Sweet Street. You can order online or call us at (610) 929-2900. We look forward to baking for you!