A Nice Guy stole my heart
I’d heard about this Vegan Cupcake-making duo along the wires but it wasn’t until last summer when I was spending a lot of time in Brunswick that I actually managed to sample the awesomeness that is a Mister Nice Guy cupcake by way of brunch at Empire Strikes Back. I think the flavour I tried that day was Chai something, but even though I don’t remember the name (it may have been Ginger Snaps now I look at the cupcake menu), I do remember it was absolutely amazing and ended up all over my hands and face.
I had about a million (give or take) Mister Nice Guy mini cupcakes at my birthday party in July and lived off them for 4 days afterward (actually not exaggerating). From memory we had Rosie Robot (pistachio cake & rosewater frosting), Key Lime (coconut cupcake & lime frosting), French Toast (cinnamon & nutmeg cake with walnuts & maple frosting), Boo-berry Lemon (vanilla & blueberry with lemon frosting), Orange Creamsicle (orange cake & orange frosting) and Count Chocula (chocolate & chocolate). Yep, amazeballs. Their branding is awesome, the product is more than awesome and I can’t stress how much I just… think they’re great.
Recently Mister Nice Guy have opened a stall at Prahran Market, just around the corner from my work, but luckily aren’t open two of the three days I’m there so I think I’m safe. I went down on opening day to pick up some cupcakes before going to the football and even though I was so excited and shy to be served by Lucas himself and barely got my order out, I was very happy with my selection. Except for the Bloody Mary cupcake. That was weird. In the picture to the right, clockwise from bottom left are: Rosie Robot, Bloody Mary (Tomato cake with vodka infusion and pepper garnish… I think?), Peppermint Patty (Chocolate cake with peppermint frosting), Beetle Juice (Cookies & cream cake with cookies & cream frosting w/ a cookie), Count Chocula. Can you see why I have fallen so hard?
If you could have any flavour of cupcake created just for you, what would you choose? I think I would choose PBJ.