I was down when I learned that the pumpkin cupcake I had reviewed was being withdrawn from Hummingbird Bakery, and uplifted when I realized that it was being replaced by such interesting cupcakes as: salted caramel, cookies & cream, and grasshopper. Well, I went in expecting to walk out with a cookies & cream cupcake, but instead came out with the pumpkin whoopie pie I blathered on about in my earlier review. The cookies & cream was sold out, I'm easily convinced, and what was I going to do, leave without any cake? Pah! Ya see, I thought this would be a good substitute for the now discontinued pumpkin cupcake, and I was kind of right. I just had to check...for research purposes, of course.
I would say the cupcake was a bit more to my taste, just in terms of frosting ratio and springiness of the cake...but I wouldn't turn this whoopie pie down. It would've been amazing with some tea or coffee!