Monday, November 9, 2015

Review/Giveaway: Reazin Cupcakes (Ft. Irwin LOCAL)

Reazin Cupcakes, formally Sweet Sensations, has become a bit of a staple on Fort Irwin, a Army post in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Owner, Patricia Reazin, has been bringing unique and beautiful cupcakes to the community for around 18 months now.

It all started during her pregnancy with her little girl. Gearing up for a her baby shower, she was in search of sweet treats for her party guests. Learning that is was quite the pretty penny for a platter of cupcakes from another local baker, her husband encouraged her to try her hand at home making them. Patricia admits that she was the kind to fail at box cakes and didn’t know where to begin. It became a fun challenge that turned into a booming business! Aren’t we all glad she didn’t give up!?

Patricia loves experimenting in the kitchen and often attempts flavor combinations that she would literally dream about the night before. I was among one of her first customers, and have been a repeat customer since and always on high alert for when she would announce extras of the day!

I’m going to highlight what has been some of my absolute favorites over the last year or so.

The very first cupcakes I ever ordered were her Breakfast Madness. This set me up for the obsession of needing to see what else she can do!

This is a cinnamon streusel French toast cupcake with maple syrup filling, a maple cream cheese frosting (that is just to die for!) and topped with candied bacon and spun sugar pieces.

Seriously, do you see this, people!? These cost $2.50 each or $25/dozen

Next I want to tell you all if the most unique cupcake ive seen. Her burger Slider! I’ve never seen this done elsewhere. This is a white cupcake cut in half to form buns, a half of a chocolate cupcake slid in between to imitate the burger patty, and splashes of colored frosting to act as the various toppings. This cupcake can come with or without crunchy candied bacon. Mmm! These aren't on her current menu but I'm certain she be happy to recreate them ;)

One of her most popular cupcakes are her Lactation cupcakes. Patricia is a huge advocate for breastfeeding and has created a treat for nursing moms that aid in the upkeep of a good milk supply.

Chock full of brewers yeast and other ingredients known for their supplemental properties, these have been wildly useful for our community of moms. I myself, used these for many of the early months of my daughter’s life. I saw an undeniable increase it what I was able to produce and pump.

Aside from their medicinal use, don’t assume these don’t taste as good as any of her other winning treats. I can’t count the number of times I had to scold my husband for sneaking these from me. They are available in a variety of options such as Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Almond, and Blueberry. These are $2.50 each of $25 for a dozen.

Now for special treats that appeal to the adult sweet tooth! Some of my favorite Reazin treats are for the 21 and over crowd. That’s right folks, booze!

First up, Dark Chocolate Moscato. How decadent does that sound? A moist dark chocolate cupcake topped with a unbelievably fluffy and sweet red moscato mousse, and a handcrafted red moscato drizzle. This cupcake is so light and airy with a beautiful touch of sweet wine. These are wonderful after a long day of cranky kids - I speak from much experience. These are $2.50 each or $25/dz.

Maybe wine isn’t your thing? How about Dark Chocolate Vodka Raspberry?

This soft chocolate cake is low fat and low sugar and topped with a rich vodka and raspberry frosting. With its real raspberry bits and bright colors this cupcake is as beautiful as it is mouthwatering. These are $2.50 each or $20 for a dozen.

However, for the sake of something for everyone, lets try this one more time.

Honey Jack Daniels cupcakes. Don’t even try to turn these down. These are a favorite of my husbands by far.

It has a base of a honey cupcake with just a hint of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey, a creamy Honey Jack Daniels frosting to match and wouldn’t be finished without her handcrafted Jack Daniels drizzle. This is a rich heavy cupcake that is worth every bite. These are $3 each or $30 for a dozen, with a minimum order of 6.

I saved the absolute best for last. I should preface by saying I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Some might say obsessed. I own that.

Anyway… I asked if it was possible for her to create a Butterbeer cupcake. Butterbeer is a ever so slightly alcoholic foamy drink found in many locations in the Potter Universe, such as the Leaky Cauldron, Hogshead, and The Three Broomsticks. It is described as having a taste ‘a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch’.

Patricia’s insanely delicious creation is non-alcoholic, with a perfectly moist butterscotch touch. Despite not having booze in them, I assure you they are still dangerously addictive.  These are $2.50 or $25/dz.

In addition to all these that I highlighted, Reazin Cupcakes offers many more to choose from ranging from Oreo to Orange Dreamsicle. Of course, she is willing to try anything, so if you have a thought, let her bring it to life for you!

Reazin Cupcakes can be bought at any time, usually with same day delivery to the Fort Irwin community. She welcomes last minute cupcake emergency orders - with a half dozen minimum! Fort Irwin area residents can order online by joining the Facebook group here and pick them up when they're ready.

Be on the look out for weekly specials as well that do not require a minimum order amount; great for mix and matching and getting a taste of her many different creations!

In addition, she has many accommodating party packages that can include round cakes. Or maybe a GIANT cupcake cake is more your speed? Even more exciting, each of her flavors can be purchased in the form of tiny bite size cupcakes.

For those of us not in Fort Irwin, and wishing you could get your hands on some of these delicious treats - keep an eye out for upcoming good news, as she is currently working on testing how to achieve the perfect packaging to be able to ship to a mailbox near you!

She truly is the best REAZIN to eat CUPCAKES!

For our readers at Fort Irwin only, Patricia is offering a fantastic giveaway.  The giveaway will end just in time for the winner to receive 12 luscious cupcakes for Thanksgiving! - read on to see how you can enter!
To order:

Reazin Cupcakes is giving away 1 dozen cupcakes to one of our Ft. Irwin readers.  The winner may select any 2 non-alcoholic flavors, and will need to plan to pick them up once ready.

To enter the giveaway, you must leave a comment in this entry as instructed by the Rafflecopter below, then leave the name you commented under and your email in the box in the Rafflecopter entry. (This allows us to contact you if you win!)  This will open up additional optional entries to increase your odds of winning.

This giveaway is open to FT. IRWIN, CA RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 11-23-15. 

The winner will be notified by email within 24 hours after the end of the giveaway.  In order to claim the giveaway prize, the winner will need to respond within 24 hours of notification, or an alternate winner will be selected.  

Once the winner has responded and confirmed, their first name will be posted on our Giveaways page. 

Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. Thank you so much for this beautiful review. The fact that you were a repeat customer told me that you liked my creations but this review blew me away.
    Its amazing to see just how much you love my cupcakes!
    Thank you so much.

  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful review. The fact that you were a repeat customer told me that you liked my creations but this review blew me away.
    Its amazing to see just how much you love my cupcakes!
    Thank you so much.

  3. Oh this comment spot!? Lol. I hope I win some free yummy cupcakes lol

  4. I keep commenting about how much I love your cupcakes but nothing shows up!

  5. Patricia's cupcakes are my most favorite cupcakes cakes as far as taste and AMOUNT you get for your $. You would think cupcakes are all the same size but I have learned differently.

  6. Ok I think I figured it out! So not only do I love these cupcakes I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and it makes me happy to see butter beer cupcakes! I hope I win so I can try some new flavors!

  7. These cupcakes are delicious! Like a piece of heaven in your mouth delicious!

  8. I would love to try your cupcakes!

  9. Being new here and hearing so much about these cupcakes, I would love to try some. They sound delightful.

  10. Each bite keeps drawing you in till it's too late and you ate all the cupcakes. Of course you don't regret it because the cupcakes were way to good to save.Plus the way the cupcakes are decorated makes you want to eat them on the spot :)

  11. I would love to try your cupcakes!!