“ Brand: Fabulous Bakin' Boys / Type: Cake „
Well, this review is another indication of how badly my new year health regime is going! I was a bit peckish when I popped to Home Bargains on my way home from work and ended up throwing a box of these cupcakes into my basket. They were 49p for 6 but this is cheap for these as you'd expect to pay around £1.50 for a pack of 6 in the supermarkets, although I notice they are on offer at Tesco currently costing £1.
I've never really been overly familiar with the Fabulous Bakin' Boys brand until my friend brought some of these cupcakes round one night, and since then they've been one of my favourite indulgent treats when I do the food shopping.
The cupcakes are individually wrapped, which in theory makes them ideal for lunchboxes, however they never usually make it to work as we tend to scoff them pretty quickly over weekend in our house! Once they're out of the wrapper they are also encased in a cupcake case which keeps them nice and fresh.
The packaging describes these cupcakes as "a moist vanilla sponge with a chocolate flavour topping". We all know what cupcakes taste like, but what makes these so special? Well, firstly the sponge is lovely and moist, not dry or crumbly but just melt in the mouth perfection. Secondly, and this is what I love most about these cupcakes which has got me hooked, there is a very generous topping of thick chocolate. This tastes wonderful on its own, but the contrasting textures of sponge and a centimetre of the lovely tasting chocolate is just divine in my opinion. I've never had a cupcake which has been so generous with a chocolate topping, and I'm not a huge fan of cupcakes normally because I find buttercream quite sickly.
According to the packaging, there are no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives in these cakes. They are baked in a nut free zone, and contain milk, wheat, eggs, and soya/soyabeans. Each cupcake contains 123 calories, 14g sugar, 6g fat, 2g saturates, and 0.5g salt.
My only criticism of these cupcakes is that they aren't the most filling of snacks, I usually end up having two if I'm honest to satisfy my hunger. I think this is because the sponge is so light, it doesn't really fill you, although you do get a big chocolate hit. These cupcakes are a must for anyone who likes cakes and chocolate, and if you fancy a treat but are struggling to decide what to have, why not have both.....
While on a trip to Morrison's I bumped into a friend who had two boxes of Bakin boys cupcakes in her hand after a short conversation I felt compelled to pick up and box of Lemon and a box of triple choc to try as they were on offer to buy one get one free. Each box contains six cup cakes
This is the first time I have bought these cakes as I do tend to prefer homemade cakes.
Each cake contains 233 Kcals and 11.9g of fat so hardly a low calorie and fat snack but then not sure I would expect anything different for a cake. It claims to be baked in a nut free zone which seems to be very unusual these days.
These were left in the kitchen for about four days before we decided to give them a try, I opened the box and was surprised to discover each cake was individually wrapped in cellophane which actually makes them ideal for taking in a lunch. Each cake is encased in a paper case.
When I opened the cake I was delighted to see a thick layer of chocolate with large cake base size of chocolate cake base.
When I bit into it was difficult to eat the two layers simultaneously as the top layer was hard and when eaten alone did taste a little cheap but when combined with the cake worked really well. The cake itself was moist and it did taste fresh for shop bought cakes however not as fresh as home baked cakes also it was incredibly crumbly and I just about managed to eat it without it completely falling apart but my son failed miserably. The cake base does have chocolate chips through but these are not noticeable and get lost in the already chocolaty taste. I did enjoy the taste of both layers which was a complete chocolate experience which should satisfy any chocolate craving.
I did find the cake when eaten by my son seemed to end up spread all over the place resulting in the need to Hoover the lounge. On the second occasion I placed it in a bowl to help and despite this he managed to cover himself in cake and consequently ended up leaving crumbs around the lounge. The last ones we ate outside which was ideal.
While I did enjoy these cakes I still prefer homemade cakes which not only provide and activity to occupy my son but also do have a superior taste.
If you can't be bothered to make your own these is a good option in comparison to other shop bought cakes.
I absolutely adore these cupcakes. Made by the Fabulous Bakin' Boys, these are sponge cupcakes with a dark chocolate layer on top. Each box contains 6 cupcakes, each individually wrapped in plastic pouches. This individual wrapping does create a lot of unnecessary waste, but on the plus side it ensures that each cupcake remains fresh and moist.
The sponge in these cupcakes is incredibly soft and light, perhaps even a bit too soft sometimes as it has a tendency to crumble into tiny pieces if you're not careful. Most of the time the sponge is lovely and moist, although I have on occasion had a cupcake whose sponge was very dry. Sadly, the sponge is also rather tasteless, there's a slight hint of vanilla but that's about it and this hint quickly becomes overpowered by the strong taste of chocolate that follows.
This brings us to the chocolate topping which has a hard, almost crunchy texture. The chocolate is undoubtedly the best part of the cupcake. It is quite rich, but not in a sickly way and thankfully gives a lot of flavour to what could otherwise been a rather bland bun.
A downside to these cupcakes is they are quite small - I usually finish them off in two bites and they definitely won't satiate your appetite if you're feeling a bit peckish. I have a massive sweet tooth and because of their small size I quite often devour an entire box in one sitting. Therefore these cupcakes are no good if you are watching your weight as it's next to impossible to restrict yourself to eating just one at a time.
Each cupcake contains the following nutritional information:
10g of sugar
7g of fat
3g of saturates
0.3g of salt
As a result, you probably shouldn't eat them all in one go as I do, but rather have one as a treat every now and again. All the big supermarkets seem to stock them and are priced around £1.25 for a box of 6. If you like these then I also suggest you try the Fabulous Bakin' Boys Flapjack products as they too are absolutely gorgeous!
These cupcakes are suitable for vegetarians, however do be aware that they contain gluten, egg, milk and soya.
As the description suggests, Fabulous Bakin Boys Chocolate Cup Cakes come in a box of 6, and are available from most mainstream supermarkets.
These creations are odd and contradictory in many ways. It is unthinkable that a cupcake could be so complex, but this is.
In terms of taste, there is not a lot to shout about. The chocolate is barely discernable - all you are aware of when eating is the change of texture between the 'cake' bit and the chocolate. It has no real richness to it, and it doesn't melt in your mouth like Cadburys or Galaxy. It's just a bit hard and bland. It is also weirdly shaped. It looks as if the chocolate part has just been plunked right on top without much thought to the fact that the cake area is smaller.
Yet, despite the notible blandness, I find myself buying these devils and eating them again and again. I am sure there are better cupcakes out there - in fact I know there are, but Bakin Boys keeps drawing me back in. The weird thing is, they don't even taste terribly real, yet at the same time they are oddly addictive and nice. I find myself eating two or three one after another. They are very easily devoured.
In saying all of that, I believe they are probably best enjoyed by kids.
These are the best Cupcakes i've had. Although there is now King Cup Cakes from the Fabulous Bakin' Boys, which are bigger, these are nicer.
These cost about £1.40 for the 6 pack, but can often be found on Buy One Get One Free in Tesco mostly so I stock up. The date for best before is about 3 weeks, so plenty of time to scoff a few boxes worth.
These are individually wrapped so easy enough to take with you anywhere.
Each Cake is also in a little paper case as well which peels off easy enough.
Each Cupcake has 100 calories and 7g of fat and I can eat a couple in a row.
These are made up of a light sponge Cake with a thick layer of Chocolate on the top. The Chocolate isn't that expensive tasting and tastes not that sweet, but it goes nice with the sweetness of the Sponge base. The sponge is quite fluffy and crumby and tastes fresh as well.
There's not much else to say about these Cakes apart from they are nice. Perhaps they are expensive for little Cakes, but they are an alright size and also a brand name, so they are alright value.
Available in other flavours, but these are the original and best.
I recently bought this product for my daughters birthday party and they were surprisingly nice and they were gone in a shot.
The cake was very light and tasty and the chocolate on top was hard but tasted like good quality milk chocolate. I was pretty impressed considering so many packaged cupcakes taste so incredibly artificial and not so nice but these ones hit the mark relatively well.
The price certainly averages one of the cheaper but best buy products and I have several times found this product with other bakin boys lines for buy one get one free in tescos, so a great deal there.
A good company to go for especially for gifts through the post, and this is what I have become to use the bakin boys for mostly.
They do various postal gift pacakges such as muffin mail where a box of yummy and delicious muffins in different flavours are posted and then jack in the box which is 2 flapjacks flavours of your choice sent in the mail and you can write a message for the box and also add a photo. I have sent these to several of my freinds and they love them.
So when I saw the bakin boys products in the supermarket I was impressed and albeit they dont taste quite as good as the ones that come through the post, but possibly thats psychological they are one of the best makes of packaged cakes.
We had a box of these chocolate cup cakes from the Fabulous Bakin' Boys over Xmas and they are yummy, I've had a few of their different flavour cup cakes and these are deffo one of the best.
They are a sweet vanilla sponge cake that has been topped with rich chocolate icing. The icing is thinner than it looks because there is extra icing spread down the side of the cakes to make it appear thicker, that's proper naughty I think and it wouldn't matter if they were honest because there's always a perfect amount of icing on the cakes!
The sponge has got a lovely soft feel, it melts in your mouth and tastes proper airy. It's quite sweet and has got a delish vanilla flavour, the vanilla isn't really strong enough to call it a flavour because it comes in as an aftertaste more than anything but it's still proper nice.
I love the chocolate on top of the cup cakes because it's rich and sweet but not overpowering. I think if it was any thicker it would deffo be too much because I reckon it'd be sickly then. It tastes like milk chocolate but is glossier than eating chocolate because of it being an icing, I love the sweetness of it and the fact that it's got a cocoa flavour instead of just being any old chocolate topping.
I think the sponge and chocolate go proper nice together, they make the cake mega sweet but because it's such a little cake it doesn't get overpowering. I remember they brought these cupcakes out in a bigger version a couple of years ago and they were majorly overpowering, still yummy but just MEGA MEGA sweet and like a sugar overload!!!
These cakes are 6 for £1.25 and I reckon that's a bit of a bargain. They taste like they should cost more than that because of the high quality of them, the chocolate especially doesn't taste cheap like the icing you get on a lot of boxed cakes.
Today at work someone brought in a packet of these chocolate flavour cup cakes and although I tried to resist them, I ended up giving in after lunchtime and trying one. I have to admit it was quite tasty, to the point that I decided to "try" another one, just for the purposes of research, you understand.
Now, I'm going to digress just a bit here and talk about cupcakes in general so that I can compare my experience of cupcakes with these particular cakes. I have always been a huge fan of cupcakes as it's lovely to have a tiny little cake all to yourself instead of a slice which for some reason doesn't seem as special. I've eaten hundreds of cupcakes in my life as I grew up in the States where we had those instead of fairy cakes. I'm really glad that cupcakes are starting to take off and be more available where I live, although I know they've been all the rage in the States and in London for a while now.
Cupcakes are different from fairy cakes as they're supposed to be much bigger and they also usually have thick butter cream icing on them. So while I did like these cakes from the Fabulous Bakin Boys, I'm not sure I'd call them authentic cupcakes.
Instead of butter cream icing, these cupcakes have a hard chocolate topping on them. Now, the chocolate tastes nice and rich and a lot better than I expected it to taste. It's not Cadbury's quality but it's pretty close, and it's very thick so you get a lot of chocolate per bite. It's just that cupcakes aren't supposed to have a hard chocolate topping on them.
The cake itself is a vanilla sponge and it's soft and sweet and tastes pretty good. However, it's a bit too soft as cupcake sponge is usually firmer, and because it's soft it tends to crumble and make a bit of a mess while you eat it. Also, it's strangely salty tasting as if they added too much salt in with these to make them rise. The salt isn't overwhelming but it's definitely noticeable and really there shouldn't be even a hint of salt in a sponge cake, at least in my opinion.
I had never tried a product by the Fabulous Bakin' Boys before so I did a quick google and found out a bit about the company. Apparently it was started by a man who had been a futures trader and ended up losing everything and went on the dole. It was while he was unemployed that he started selling donuts out of the back of a van, and while the donuts ended up being a flop he expanded to other baked products which eventually took off. Now in addition to cupcakes, they sell muffins, flapjacks, cakes, and even pretzels.
I'm not sure I would buy these myself as I'm sure I'd just scarf the whole packet at once, but a cupcake every now and then as an occasional treat wouldn't be too bad as they only contain 134 calories each.
If you're tempted to buy some, they're available at the moment in Tesco on a buy one get one free offer! They come in packs of 6 and cost £1.25 per pack - bargain!
One thing to note about these cupcakes from the Fabulous Bakin Boys which sounds like they should be a blues band is the fact that they are now in packs of four rather than six and also in Tesco at the moment they are on offer under a BOGOF deal so the normal retail of £1.69 is effectively halved and you get eight of the little darlings for your money.
I have to say these are the tastiest cup cakes that I have ever had, mainly ecause the cake base is so wonderfully lite and fluffy and it has a superb flavour. The cakes are individually wrapped in clear plastic and have a paper wrapper up to the level of the chocolate topping.
These are chocolate flavour through out, the chocolate cake base is slightly off white and inside of it there are small chocolate chips, on top there is a thick layer of chocolate which is ridged on the outside, it is also thicker around the outside and thinner in the middle with a smooth surface, my first bite is to break some of this off on its own as it has a rich and creamy taste while the lite fluffy cake is just devine and together the two textures provide a nice contrast.
The downside to these is the fact that they are to the cup cake world what Crusty Creme are to the donut world, wonderfull taste buthiding a large calorie count, in th case of these you are looking at 245 calries a cake and they are not big so you can easily eat two in one go. Unfortunately I only noticed this after consuming two hence I will be shortly heading off to the gym for a very early workout.
I have never been a huge fan of chocolate cake so when my mum brought home a 6 pack of the Fabulous Bakin' Boys chocolate cupcakes from Tesco the other day I wasn't too fussed to try them! However once they had been opened and I saw them in all their glory, I was tempted and so I sampled!
They come sold in a box of 6 like I said and this is the only size of box available. They can be found in all supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Morrisons! They are found in the cake aisle alongside the other cupcake products. In our local Tesco they were sat up next to the other Bakin' Boys products. The box of 6 costs roughly the same in all supermarkets however obviously the price varies slightly. In Tesco at the moment they will set you back £1.25. This works out at averagely 21p per cake. This is feel is a little expensive considering the size of the mini delights.
They come in a nice cardboard package which is really quite attractive. There is a tiny small, triangle shaped window in the bottom right hand corner where you can just see one of the little cakes through. This is the only hint of the real product you get though! On the front is all the usual information on the product and the back is quite obviously home to all details on nutrition, ingredients and such like. There are some gorgeous looking images of the product on the front too which are very tempting indeed.
Inside the cakes come in a little tray and each separate cupcake is in its own little white case. They did look pretty small and I was a bit miffed at the price I'd paid for them! Pulling out the cake from the case I was very happy however at what I found. I'd been expecting a chocolate sponge cake but instead I was faced with a sponge very light in colour with a thick layer of chocolate on top! Perfect!
There was a nice aroma coming from the cake. It smelled very like birthday cake with the slight hint of chocolate scent to it too! Biting in to the top layer I noticed just how crunchy the chocolate was. It required a bit of bite to get into but then crumbled ever so slightly and released its delicious taste. It was a very sweet chocolate however it had a delicious creaminess to it too! Underneath, lay the sponge. It was really soft and melted in my mouth. It tasted similar to victoria sponge cake but had a slight difference to it, almost more milkier! Together, the taste combination was delicious. It was a small treat though and I have to admit I actually treated myself to two of them!
For such a little cake I was expecting great things from the nutrition values however was gutted when I found out that one little cupcake contained a whopping 152 calories and a rather big 8g of fat, of which 4g saturates! Fair enough there is lots of chocolate on it, however for the tiny size I was expecting it to be nearer to 100 calories mark and maybe 4 or 5g of fat.
Fabulous Bakin Boys Chocolate Cup Cakes.
Well what can i say this is the first time that i have ever seen these let alone tried some, and they are indeed really good quality cup cakes.
Having been a fan of cup cakes for a long time, and i even saw a wedding cake, in a local shop that sells cakes made entirely from cup cakes, decided to buy a box i got mine from Sainsbury,s (its just a few minutes from where i have just moved too.
The Package **********
Comes in an easy to open box, containing six individually rapped chocolate cup cakes. Havent tried these before, until now, but they seemed appealing, and being a great fan of chocolate, brought myself a box.
The outside has little smiley faces on it, stating 'No artificial colours or flavours' so thats good for children well good for anyone really.
They are freshly baked in Oxfordshire. and it also states they are grumpy free ??
These cupcakes are a moist vanilla sponge, which is just that, they taste fresh and moist, and have a quite thick chocolately flavoured topping on them, they are great and i did enjoy mine, i put mine in the fridge, as like my chocolately topping nice and cold, and they were so moist when i openned one to try it, they are individually rapped, in a clear see through plastic wrapping, and this helps to keep them nice and fresh.
The packet i brought states ' that these cupcakes are baked in a nut free zone. They do contain gluten, Milk Products and Egg and Soya.
They come in a 85 percent recycled material ? so it states on the box, so im left wondering which is the recyclable part.
Suitable for vegatrians.
Contains sugars 14.9 grams, fat 5.9 grams, saturates 2.4 grams, and salt 0.5grams.
Nut Info: energy 1604 per cupcake, thats per 32g cupcake.
They also have a website www.bakinboys.co.uk.
The packet i purchased contained an offer to save 20 percent off the price for summer live at Live 09 concerts, saving you £5.60p per person.
These were really nice, as ive thrown away my shopping bill, i cant be sure of the exact price, but i know it was less than £2.00. I really enjoyed them, and have kept some for my daughter to try when she next comes to stay.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x
We were paying a long overdue visit to my mother in law a couple of weeks ago. My son absolutely adores his Granny and needless to say she spoils him or should that be ruins him with lots and lots of E numbers and other items which for the most part are not readily available in our house. I have to say that I am also partial to the odd treat or two so when granny produced a box of particularly delicious looking cakes all my self-restraint went out of the window and I decided to indulge myself. This particular product was one which I had bypassed on several occasions in the supermarket due to thinking that I would eat them all in one go. I can never work out why I just cant have one of anything!!! Anyway the product that I am talking about is Fabulous Bakin Boys Chocolate Cupcakes.
These apparently retail for anything between 80p and £1.50. Quite a marked difference noted so I would shop around to ensure that you get the best price for these cakes. They come attractively packaged in a purple box with a see through corner which you cant really see through so I didn't actually sget the purpose of it. Each pack contains six cakes which are individually wrapped in little plastic sleeves. They are ideal sized for little hands. At first glance the cake is quite moist sponge with what appears to be a quite thick layer of chocolate on the top. Mouth watering to say the least. It was at this point that I noticed the small wording on the front of the packet. A moist vanilla sponge with a chocolate flavour topping. I was a bit disappointed actually when I read this as in my experience anything that says chocolate flavour has always tended to disappoint in the past.
I unwrapped my cake and squeezed a little the sponge was quite soft and moist little bits of the chocolate topping came away from the paper as I took it out. I bit into it and immediately tasted a hint of marzipan. I at no point could detect vanilla flavouring. Unfortunately my fears for the chocolate taste were realised immediately. The topping was not hard as I was expecting it to be it was moist more like a fondant and I have to say a bit disappointing. Although it wasn't unpleasant tasting it just didn't taste the way I was expecting. I like to think of myself as a bit of a chocolate connosieur however this tasted a bit cheap. I have to say in defence of the product however that everyone else who had one thoroughly enjoyed it so it is obviously down to individual preference. I may buy these again however not for my own consumption however I believe that they would be ideal for childrens parties as they look lovely.
The product itself is baked in a nut free zone, contains no artificial colours or flavourings and is apparently totally grumpy-free which I though was quite an amusing selling point. In addition they are also suitable for vegetarians. The product however does contain gluten, milk products egg and soya. The packaging is also 85% recyclable.
For more information regarding this product or other from the range take a look at the following website.
Each Cupcake Contains
I had always seen these in Tesco, but heard a few people on here saying they were alright, but not that good. However Tesco is selling them on a Buy One get One Free offer, so that the best time to try things - isn't it? The good thing is that you could mix and match this with the other BOGOF offers on the shelf, which included Bagels, and some Mini Roll Cake Bar things, so you could try 1 pack of these and perhaps something else! These are priced at £1.25 normally for a pack of 6 Cupcakes.
The packaging is alright. It is quite a thick cardboard box, and it is a nice blue/purply colour. There is a picture of a Cake on the front, and it is large and nice looking. It has the brand label up the top corner, and it states on the front that these have no artificial colours or flavours, they are freshly baked in the heart of Oxfordshire and they are Totally grumpy Free (not really sure what that statement really means!)
The good thing about these is that they are individually wrapped, so easy enough to take out with you. They are in a little paper case, which is wrapped in a little plastic bag.
Nutritional wise per 32g Cake
So, now about the important part - the Cakes! These are moist Vanilla Sponge Cakes which have a Chocolate topping. I would say the Chocolate accounts for approx 20% of the cake and the rest of it is the Sponge Cake. I didn't taste much Vanilla from this, but the taste was a nice, fresh baked taste and the Sponge was pretty crumbly. I wasn't too impressed with the Chocolate part. I thought it would be nice and Milky, but it tasted like cheap Chocolate, and i'm glad there wasn't anymore of it on this.
Would I buy again? Probably not. They were a bit sickly, they crumbled up really easily, and I thought the Chocolate would have tasted nicer, However my husband said he would buy them again, as he thought they were lovely.
I see my Gran and Granddad every week as they live next door to my Mum and Dad, and they always have some delicious treat for my two boys whom they adore. This weeks visit saw them producing a box of these scrumptious looking cupcakes.
So what are they?~
They are 6 mouth watering, individually wrapped, chocolate cupcakes encased in a thin blue cardboard box.
They are a moist, vanilla sponge with quite a thick, hard chocolate topping (my favourite part!), and contain no artificial colours or flavours.
What they contain~
Each cupcake contains: 10g of sugar
7g of fat
3g of saturates
0.3g of salt
So not exactly healthy, but fine for a treat.
What do they taste like?~
Well it says they are a moist sponge but I found they were a little on the dry, 'crumby' side, though the thick chocolate topping was very, very nice indeed!
I like the fact they are individually wrapped though as they are ideal for packed lunches or picnics etc. and can be kept in your bag if you need a quick sugar rush!
The packaging and price~
They come in a blue cardboard box which is oblong, and have a picture of the cupcakes on the front. I have seen them at the supermarket for around the £1 mark but may vary from store to store.
They also contain Gluten, Egg, Milk products and Soya. They are baked in a nut free zone and are also suitable for vegetarians.
For more information visit: www.bakinboys.co.uk
I would buy again for the boys though maybe not eat them myself.
These are a pack of 6 for about £1.25 in most supermarkets and are sometimes on offer for two for £2.00 or even better in the bargain shops they can be really cheap and around 60p a carton.
These are individually wrapped so are great to throw in lunchboxes although if you are trying to cut down on packaging you might not be as impressed.
They are noted to be 150 calories per cake so on the calorie scale they aren't too bad at all.
Right more importantly what the cake is like!- Its a small (fits in your palm) cupcake comprising a vanilla sponge base with a suprisingly thick chocolate creamy fudge like topping.
The chocolate is very melt in the mouth and the sponge is delightfully delicious and incredibly light with just a touch of vanilla. And the smell when you open the packet is just bliss. Alas the cake did not last long being engulfed in less than a dozen bites but it has to be said I was fully satisfied and my sugar craving was very much!.
I would definatley get them again.
The boys are back again with their latest chocoriffic, cupcaketastic treat.