He says Liz Lemon reminds him of me. This is an example.
He says Liz Lemon reminds him of me. This is an example.
Work is getting in the way of cupcakes this week. I hope that I get caught up and can get “L” out next week.
Cupcake Wars premiered on FoodTV tonight. The first episode must be the pilot because I can find no information….I am looking forward to the rest of the series, though! Maybe I’ll get some ideas.
One idea that I found intriguing was a Lemon Scented Smoked Salmon cupcake with a Caper Cream Cheese icing. Sounds gross, but very creative. The judges really liked it!
So to continue with the Top 11 cupakes and my thoughts about them…..
Fluffernutter from Cake Fetish in Albuquerque, NM. I pondered doing fluffernutter for “F”, but French Toast won out. (Thanks for Mr Shuck for suggesting.) If you haven’t had a fluffernutter sandwich (PNB and marshmallow fluff), you should try it at least once. It’s more of a dessert sandwich than a meal sandwich, but not as tasty as a Nutella and marshmallow fluff sandwich. Cake Fetish has some imaginative flavors and extremely cute decorated cupcakes. Albuquerque is on my list of places I’d like to visit (or at least airports I need to fly into to get to the other places), so maybe I’ll get to have a Cake Fetish in the future.
Orange Ginger at Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes in Eagle, Idaho. I supposed it’s imaginable to end up in Idaho one day. I have driven through Idaho once. They seem to have some imaginative flavors. The caramel macchiato/mocha sounds good: A choice of our moist vanilla cake, or rich chocolate cake soaked in home-made caramel & topped with an espresso buttercream and (again) swirled in our homemade caramel. There was no mention of the Orange Ginger or the Caramel Apple flavors mentioned in the article on the bakery’s website, so maybe they were limited time specials. I don’t know how I feel about an orange cupcake, but citrus and ginger are typically good together.
Lemon Coconut from Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, GA. I’m originally from Georgia. It’s possible I could end up in Savannah. I really like their logo, which I stole from their website. It’s very shabby chic.
This bakery also has banana pudding daily. Actually it’s on their menu as ” Nana Puddin’ “, which leads me to believe it’s got to be good. I do love a good lemon cake, so I’d try the Lemon Coconut cupcake too. They should have descriptions on their website though of their dessert items. Reading a good description will get me out and running for cake. (See “Cupcake Snobery Again“).
My friend Millie sent me this link from MSN City Guides of the Best Cupcakes in the US (According to Rachel Bussel of Cupcakes Take the Cake).
Forgive me if you just clicked on that and read the article. The Cliff Notes version is below.
The Fat Elvis from Saint Cupcake in Portland, OR. I’ll be going here for my birthday in May. Described on their website as follows: “banana chocolate chip pound cake cupcake topped with a swirl of our salty-sweet peanut butter fudge. we finish the cupcake with a banana chip. it’s our take on elvis’ favorite peanut butter & banana sandwich!”. It’s only available Wednesday and Friday. I hope I make it there in time on Friday. My other options for Saturday or Sunday: Toasted Coconut Cream, Malt Ball, and Carrot Cake. I may try a Vanilla/Vanilla just to compare apples to apples, but I doubt it…vanilla is so boring.
Sweet and Salty Cupcake from Baked in Brooklyn, NY. From their website: “This cake has won many awards and many hearts. Dark chocolate cake infused with a salty caramel, caramel chocolate ganache and topped with fleur de sel.” I’d eat it. If I’m ever headed towards the Big Apple, I might have to check them out. I’d also want to try their Hazelnut Kiss cupcake. I’m a sucker for Nutella.
Half Baked from Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio. This dark chocolate cupcake is stuffed with chocolate chips and chocolate chip cookie dough, then finished with chocolate butter cream. I thought about using this Ben and Jerry’s flavor for my “H”, but I couldn’t figure out how to safely fill a cupcake with chocolate chip cookie dough. I seriously doubt I’ll ever be in Hudson, Ohio, but if I am, I’d like to try their Big Breakfast cupcake which is their French toast cupcake with bacon added. Yum!
Lavender cupcake from Cupcake Royale, here in Seattle. Millie tried this one and thinks it’s good. She said the cake was very dense, like pound cake. Maybe I’ll give it a shot, but I’ll go to a Cupcake Royale not near me…maybe it’s just the cake in West Seattle that’s dry…
East End Chocolate Stout at Dozen Cupcakes in Pittsburgh. This one doesn’t really appeal to me, although…it is similar to my idea for “I”. This is a dark chocolate stout cake, topped with dark chocolate ganache and Irish Cream butter cream. I’d like to try their Pancakes and Syrup cupcake. Yes, it is topped with bacon. What can I say? I’m a sucker for bacon and Nutella (but probably not together.)
Ginger Babycake at Love at First Bite in Berkeley, CA. This cake could be delicious. It’s described as gingerbread with limoncello buttercream. If it’s more like a ginger cake, I’d love it. If it tastes like gingerbread men….not so much. I love the bakery name, though. They should have a George Hamilton flavor as an homage to the movie. Maybe you have to be older to get the reference…
Pistachio cupcake at Sugar Sweet Sunshine in New York City. I love this bakery name. Thoughts of this cupcake doesn’t get my mouth watering, but they do have Banana Pudding every day. My favorite! I’d go out of my way for that any day.
to be continued…..