Upside Down, First Cupcake Company in Moscow

While the UK and the U.S. cupcake craze show no sign of abating, it is still new thing to Moscow. But finally first cupcake patisserie has opened. The Upside Down Cake Company (UDC) is an American-style patisserie, offering bite-size cupcakes, icebox cakes, carrot ice cream and other sweet indulgences that never been properly introduced to Moscow before. One of the founders is Isaac Correa, one of the most celebrated and respected restaurateurs in Russian capital and the man behind massively popular café Correa’s.

The place is small (40 seats), cozy and boasts welcoming ambiance. UDC’s mission is to create delicious, wholesome desserts, baked fresh daily, using only the freshest ingredients from scratch and no sugar substitutes.

The menu has been developed by a confectioner from England — Suki Maman. All the cupcakes in UDC come conveniently in a bite-size, so that customers can try several flavors at the same time (but not more then 12!). The cream for the cupcakes is special too: it is soft, creamy and not very sugary and doesn’t stick to your teeth. With bold design and chic packaging, the little fancies are truly unique.

Peanut Butter Cup (A classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate mounted on top of a luscious chocolate cupcake), S’mores (soft, handmade marshmallow pieces on top of a vanilla creamy cupcake), Psychedelic (classic vanilla cupcakes with a tie-dye twist, topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting) and Lemon Drop (a moist lemon cupcake with silky lemony butter cream and strands of candied lemon zest) make the menu; even going through the list is mouth-watering.

Want an unusual sophistication with your afternoon tea? Try savory muffin chunk with bacon, parmesan and spinach or with salmon and Philadelphia cheese. It’s said to be a taste sensation.

For those who have sweet tooth, there are 16 cakes along on the menu, ranging from UDC’s Strawberry Dream (a soft American-style strawberry cake with a strawberry chocolate cream, topped with fresh strawberries) to Red Velvet Layer Cake (a perfect marriage of a roasted beet and chocolate cake, topped with a soft, light cream cheese icing and toasted pecans).

Most of the desserts on the menu are available for take out, except for icebox cakes and cookies with ice cream.

UDC also serves lunches and traditional breakfasts.

Upside Down Cake Company, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street, 76, +7 495 9268397

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