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Created by Dan and J.M. in the fall of 2013. A rich, buttery blend of black and Cavendish, reminiscent of fresh baked cupcakes and sweet butter cream frosting.

BrandBoswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blended ByBoswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Cavendish
FlavoringButter, Caramel, Cream, Sweet / Sugar
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Very Pleasant

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Hanzy4200 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Hanzy4200 (12)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

If you're a sweet aromatic smoker, this is a must have. Absolutely delicious. I've worked my way through most all of Boswells blends, and they just seem to get better every time. This is definitely a full aromatic. This is not one for those who like light casings. Whenever I'm in the mood for something sweet and rich, this is the one I grab.

Pipe Used: Magic Inch

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Boswells

4 people found this review helpful.

A.E. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
A.E. (22)
Very Mild Strong Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I am thoroughly impressed with the Boswells - their customer service is superb (very rare these days) and their aromatic blends are quite well done. I'm not an avid aromatic smoker, but their blends tend to be light enough in casing that the tobacco flavors show through. Their choice of foundation tobaccos seem to be of high quality - a true testimony to the integrity of their house. Having said all of that, "Cupcake" is essentially just as described - very, very "cupcakey". The person who won the 'Name that Blend' contest for this one hit it right on the nose. To the blenders credit, there is no dishonesty in the name. The blend smells and tastes exactly like a child's buttercream topped cupcake. It reminded me of those sweet pink, green, yellow and blue frosting covered cupcakes I used to help my children make for bake sale day in elementary school. While those are fond memories, they aren't so cherished that I want to smoke them. Cupcake is simply too sweet and heavily flavored for me. It's a little sticky and gummy in hand, and without any real robust tobacco base at all, at least for my taste. Make no mistake, I am still an ardent fan of Boswell's tobacco blends and pipes. This particular blend is just not for me. I recommend it for those who have a serious 'sweet tooth' when it comes to their tobacco.

Pipe Used: Brebbia Churchwarden

Age When Smoked: Freshly blended

Purchased From: Boswells Pipes

3 people found this review helpful.

Gibs Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gibs (1)
Very Mild Strong Mild Very Pleasant

The taste, the smell... It's all there. It lives up to the name. Highly recommended for anyone with a sweet tooth. Surprisingly I found that the sweetness is enhanced towards the end of the bowl. Another win for Boswell.

Pipe Used: 1960 stanwell nosewarmer

Purchased From: JM Boswell & Son

3 people found this review helpful.

Ethan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ethan (34)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Very Full Very Pleasant

I received a sample of this with my last order and was invited to give it a name as a contest to win a pound of it. My submission was not chosen but none the less this is a great blend. I smoked the whole 1 oz sample before i really even tried the others i had ordered. I am glad they finally named it because now i can order some, which i just did a few days ago and should be here very shortly. I can't wait to thoroughly enjoy another sit down with this blend. It is smooth, sweet, and cool burning. Not too wet but i find that all Boswell blends are of good moisture content. This blend also has a wonderful room note that is often REQUESTED in my household. A must try for any aromatic enthusiast, and another home run by Boswell's.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 320 KS

Age When Smoked: Fresh, new

Purchased From: Boswell Pipes & Tobacco

3 people found this review helpful.

Autumn joy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Autumn joy (48)
Very Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

Boswells cupcake was certainly just that. This sweet aromatic takes on a flavor of just pure dessert. Another aromatic by Boswells that just smells edible and smokes how it smells it all matches up. I absolutely enjoyed this tobacco as it does provide for my occasional sweet tooth. The tobacco was easy to work with and burned well I didn't really need to dry this out a bit. The smoke was very enjoyable and the room note was superb. I would def. recommend this and I plan on buying more of this treat.

Pipe Used: Sharrow bulldog

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From:

2 people found this review helpful.

ski2liv Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ski2liv (16)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

A winner for sure... this blend lives up to it's name... it's sweet before it's lit, it's sweet while it burns and it's even sweet at the bottom of the bowl. It's not just sweet- it's sugary sweet. A lot of sweet aromatics lose their sweetness at the end, often the base tobacco shines through, and sometimes the horrible bottom of the bowl sneaks up on you. In this case the sweetness mellowed but didn't ever drop out and the base blend of tobacco come on stronger - huge plus for me. I honestly thought this was TOO sweet for me when I opened the pouch, but I am very pleasantly surprised at the bottom of bowl #1 that I want more. Boswells high quality tobaccos and subtle hand on casings shows through with this blend.

I was a little disappointed by how mellow the start of the bowl was but it got better and better as it went along... I HIGHLY recommend this blend to anyone who likes sweetness. Mild, warm burning (but NOT hot), and a very nice room note. I am going to give this a rare 4 star review... and again- I wasn't impressed when I started...

Pipe Used: Grabow Color Duke Bent Bulldog

Age When Smoked: 1 week

Purchased From: Boswell's B+M visit

2 people found this review helpful.

TXBulldog Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TXBulldog (74)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is probably the sweetest of the Boswell blends. The caramel and sugar pulls through giving you a sweet treat on each pull. It is definitely a sweet aro lovers dream. With that said, as sweet as it is, it isn't all artificial and over the top like so many aros wanting to be sweet. It is a little toward the moist side but there's no relight issues and it burns straight through nicely. The flavor and sweetness is also consistent from beginning to end. It is smooth and creamy on the palate. Boswell seems to find balance so well in their blends and this blend is no different. A fine balanced sweet delivery. If you want a good even sweet offering, this is it. Truly a dessert. Nicely done. It's cavendish and smooth at that. No other tobaccos to give you varying tobacco nuances. With that said, knowing that up front you know what you should be getting on that front. Great room note. The smoke and the note are a match (great taste and a great note that matches what you are enjoying).

Pipe Used: Rossi, Red Point, La Strada, Cob

Age When Smoked: 3-6 mos

Purchased From: Boswells

1 person found this review helpful.

LSUTigersFan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
LSUTigersFan (5)
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

I am still developing my ability to detect flavors, but this tobacco is very easy to describe; although, it may be an odd description. The girlfriend makes a "toffee cookie." It's like a crunchy sugar cookie with toffee pieces in it. They are insanely good, and my waist line appreciates that she rarely makes them (for that reason). If that cookie could be make into a pipe tobacco, this would be it. I get a smokey, creamy, butterscotch type taste on the top of my mouth. It's amazing if you are in to aromatics.

Pipe Used: Savinelli: Severe Rusticated (614)

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Boswell

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dbl-bbl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
dbl-bbl (54)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Here's another Boswell Aromatic that I'm digging! Of course, I love their Northwoods & Countryside American-English blends too. Yes ... I'm a confessed Aro guy from the start ... but I enjoy smoking on both sides of Tobacco Street ... comfortable puffing away on smoky Latakia, Virginia (with or without Perique), Burley, and Oriental blends with equinamous dexterity! I compare my tobacco tastes to the daily meal ... I enjoy the meat & potatoes ... but me thinks a meal is not complete without dessert. IMHO, Boswell's Cupcake is quite similar to Sutliff's Molto Dolce ... save for the aftertaste that I often experience with MD. I personally reduce that displeasing aftertaste by adding some golden Cavendish to the blend which pretty much does the trick for me ... BUT why do so now since discovering Cupcake? I think I may have just found a new favorite dessert! If you've got an occasional sweet tooth that beckons for satisfaction ... this may just be the one for you. I give it 4 stars!

Pipe Used: Briars (Canadians, Lovats, & Billiards)

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Boswell Pipe Shop (online)

Similar Blends: Sutliff Molto Dolce.

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Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (156)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

I have only smoked two bowls of this blend but after reading all these reviews I was expecting a bit more flavor. It is usual for Boswell a nice blend but I was looking for much more flavor. I will let dry more to see if I can get more flavor out of it. Nice room note and burns nice and cool without bite.

Follow up: Well I tried different pipes and let dry out for several days. I just could not get a large amount of taste from this blend. What taste I could get was very good but it was not very dominant nor did it last through the entire bowl. I think I will Celler this for a while. I have not given up on it yet. The taste when it is there is outstanding. Baked bread a little General sweetness and some passing honey at times. It is a great taste I just can't seem to pull enough out nor continue that taste through the entire bowl.

Pipe Used: Vauen/Turkish Meerschaum

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Jason h. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jason h. (47)
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This is a very tasty blend, don't seem to get the "cupcake" thing, only a sweet aromatic (i wish there is a blender that could make something like cupcakes). Now, I will say this, the tobacco does have some kind of a pastry quality, and the smoke is rather sweet, smokes clean, no bite, but not as sweet as Sutliff's "Vanilla Custard", this one is still the winner hands down. I short, I would highly recommend this for any aromatic fan, ya' cant go wrong with this one! BTW, this is my first Boswell blend, and I will be trying others.

Pipe Used: Ropp Briar

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Boswells

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CorneyStools Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CorneyStools (1)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

As a relatively new pipe smoker, I love this blend. Having tried over 50 different aromatic blends, I think this one rates among the best. It's extremely smooth and mellow and has a very satisfying taste to it. Absolutely no bite. I've recently discovered Boswell tobacco blends, and am very glad I did. The tobacco they use is obviously top shelf. I just ordered a pipe from them and can't wait to try it out.

Pipe Used: Lorenzetti Tempesta

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Boswell's Pipe and Tobacco

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