Good Golly Miss Holly

On a recent family holiday to Florida I couldn’t resist the temptation to visit Sweet!, run by two-time winner of Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars‘ Hollis Wilder. It was a quiet November morning and we pretty much had the shop to ourselves. What better way to celebrate the occasion than a dozen of her finest cakes. But choosing from a such an amazing selection was tough.

We eventually decided on : chocolate mousse, lemon, red velvet, dulce de leche, white raspberry, high hat, creamsicle, cinnamon swirl, heath bar, cookies and cream and finally white out.

Oh my golly Miss Holly. These cakes were fabulous! Each one was a mini marvel of taste & flavour. Firm favourites were certainly cinnamon swirl and heath bar (like Dime bars). We even got a free sample of chocolate mint. As ever, my two young sons were on hand to help out with the tasting. Henry tried out the frozen yogurt whilst George sampled the lemon cupcake.

Before too long the box was reduced to this…

In between cakes we got to meet Miss Holly’s husband, who was impressed by the ‘crazy Brits’ cupcake pilgrimage to his wife’s shop. Apparently Miss Holly has just signed a book deal, with a release date of Spring 2013.

A real treat, and a source of inspiration for some new flavours from Betty.

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