Monster Cupcakes

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Monster Cupcakes is an adorable little Cupcake shop in Kyungridangil in Itaweon. As the name – and the picture- may suggest, they sell the cutest horror-themed cupcakes.

Chucky says hi, guys.

Chucky says hi, guys.

We went there at around 8 or 9 pm, and there weren’t many choices availible- it was either the Tiramisu or the Dark Chocolate. I’ve heard that if you get a little more diligent and get there before everything has been devoured, you’ll be able to see flavours such as Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon, Red Velvet, and Mint, to name just a few.

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We chose this cutie- Dark Chocolate, 4500 won, with a gummy worm on top!

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Sofie demonstrates the before-cupcake excitement..

i eat you now

i eat you now

So what did we think of it?

Uh.. two stars out of five. The tastes was just- not good. It was more like a sponge cake than a cupcake; no moistness, very spongy and.. just not a good flavour. The frosting was hard with all the sugar, not creamy with that zing of just the right sweetness as it should be.

We really wanted to like it- I mean, how cute are these Jack Skellington Vanilla cupcakes– but no, gurl. Especially at that steep price, jus’ not worth it.

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You can find the directions here, and the address is as follows:

Monster Cupcake
 Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-Dong, 305-7 , Seoul, Korea 140-861 

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Exploring Seoul: Day 1

Last Friday marked the beginning of spring break for my school- as soon as we were set free, there was only one thing on my mind. Saturday saturday saturday.

You see, Saturday was the day that my fabulous friend, Sofie, was flying in from Japan to stay with me for 5 days. We have the same taste in basically everything: from Amelie to coconut-and-banana ridden desserts, we’re pretty much guaranteed to share each other’s passions. She is one amazing and inspirational chicka. So you can imagine how excited I was to show her Seeeeeouuuul!

the airport pictchaaaa

the airport pictchaaaa

me looking dapper

me looking dapper

So as soon as The Notebook-worthy dramatic hug-and-scream-in-airport was over, I whisked her off to Itaewon- a part of Seoul where all the foreigners hang out, and incidently, the part with all the very best food. First stop was my absolute favourite Thai restaurant, where real Thai chefs cooked up the awesome food:

Tom Yum Kkoong, Tod Man Gung (Fried shrimp cakes) and white rice- Pad See Ew and Drunken Noodles not pictured. Boo.

Tom Yum Kkoong, Tod Man Gung (Fried shrimp cakes) and white rice- Pad See Ew and Drunken Noodles not pictured. Boo.

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photocreds to Sofie.

And a vintage shop, cool bakery, and some frightening cupcakes were to follow. I’ll introduce all of them seperately!