i saw a profile of a fairly new little cupcake business in the paper and so we all decided to go support the local shop. bakeries like this intrigue me. cupcakes? that’s it? i had a conversation the other night with family and friends about “cupcakeries” and we agreed we just didn’t get it. i guess i didn’t realize they were special enough to warrant their own shops.
off we went. and i must say the cupcakes were really good. the vanilla icing was the best vanilla icing i’ve ever had. and i know they (“they” being cook’s illustrated folk who i hold in high esteem) say seeing little black flecks doesn’t indicate anything about the quality of vanilla. but i’m a sucker for those little black flecks. and this was good.
of all of us i think elisha enjoyed them the most. bopping up and down in his chair to the music and savoring like i didn’t know a two year old could. omar and i walked out feeling a bit woozy from all the sugar. my wooziness was compounded by the fact that i paid for them. i got a bit depressed when i calculated in my head how many cupcakes i could’ve made at home for the same price. yikes.