I am with Mefitz 100%. I really wish I could like your cupcakes! Perhaps Branv and I went on the same day, where your recipe was accidentally sabotaged by a disgruntled employee who proceeded to be terrible at customer service and quit in a frenzied series of cupcake-ruining temper tantrums. But it's more likely that your cupcakes just need a little work! I practically forced my mother to go, promising her the best cupcake she's ever had in exchange for leaving her Dark Lair - and now she won't come back out, not even for Sushi!
The bad experience started with an obnoxiously rude girl at the counter, who just stared at us after we told her what cupcakes we wanted and pulled out a method of payment. I am young and I use crutches to walk, but that does not excuse for her poor behavior. Even children know not to stare. Once we finally got the cupcakes: We both thought our cupcakes (we got 2 different types, one chocolate and one vanilla) were kind of dead to begin with: very dry, something tasting like plaster inside the chocolate. Add on top of that the TASTELESS frosting, it explains why neither one of us could finish the darn things. Without 100 oz milk to wash it down, couldn't get through one of them. So I threw away 3/4ths of quite an expensive cupcake, and considered it a lesson learned. Call me when your cupcakes taste better!
Since the reviews on here are really disagreeing with each other, it seems sort of hit or miss. If you'e on the fence, I say give the cupcakes a try, but don't say I-told-you-so if the one-stars happen to be right.