At 1pm today Big Daddy called to say the results were up.
It looks cute, no?
It looks cute, no?
My heart skipped a beat today when I found a link to the Persimmon & Pink store on etsy. Seriously, how cute would this be in my kids' room?? (btw, it's a print).
I heart etsy.
What is your favorite kind of cupcake?
It was the cutest little shop, maybe 200 square feet, plus a kitchen in the back. It was pastel pink & chocolate, with cupcakes in a refrigerated case and under glass on cake plates. They also sell a few cupcake accessories (sparklers, candles, etc.) and retro aprons.
They had about 10-12 varieties available and a small tray of samples. There were a few other customers in there so I grabbed a sample while I waited. I didn't realize what I was in store for until I took my first bite. I had chosen the Boston Cream and when it passed my lips, I felt a little light-headed. Oh yes, it was THAT good. This is what I ended up bringing home:
Don't worry - these are mini cupcakes.
I don't know what all the flavors were but they were delightful. (I can identify Oh My Gosh Ganache and Strawberry Shortcake from the website).
They were all decorated very simply, with elegant, thick swirls of frosting, and a smattering of sprinkles, glitter (oh yes, glitter!), or flourishes of additional frosting.
This one tasted like a Strawberry Lemonade. Yes, that is edible glitter on top (so very Vegas). The cake was moist and dense - even after 10 hours of travel - and the frosting was thick, dense, and flavorful. There was no hint of butter or shortening in the frosting, and no bitter mouthfeel from too much sugar. They were delightful. They were sweet. They were perfect. The best cupcakes I've ever had. EVER. This was definitely the pinnacle of my trip. But it still doesn't make up for being away from my children for a week.
PS - Yes, it was sunny and 60 degrees the entire time I was there. As it was 5 degrees today, I'm beginning to get the whole "Snow bird" thing.