National Cupcake Day

The best part about cupcakes is they’re essentially mini cakes. Cakes that, dare I say, could fit in a cup. Perfectly portion controlled cake. And I love cupcakes - so naturally I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to these little beauties. So I here a couple of them I’m particular jazzed about:

Mocha Cupcakes

Bourbon Brown Sugar Cupcakes 

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

And in honor quote-unquote death of Hostess

Mock Hostess Cupcakes

But seriously, we all know that Hostess products will continue to be sold by some other companies sometime in the neat future. So don’t sweat it if you can’t find them now!

National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

I think frosting might be the most important part of a cupcake. Especially when it’s a chocolate on chocolate cupcake. And with my severe obsession with sweet potatoes, I about lost my mind when I found this Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting.

Does it just look delicious??? Now this makes sense for the consistency that pureed sweet potatoes provided, but I’m not particularly sold yet on mixing the two flavors. It just doesn’t sound right in my head. Then again the chocolate probably completely overpowers the sweet potato resulting in perfect harmony. 

I BET MY VITAMIX WOULD DO AN AWESOME JOB AT MAKING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then I’ll just pair it with a simple chocolate cake base for that other necessary part of the a cupcake. Or I could make these….

… because they look AMAZING. And having a Triple Chocolate Cupcake seems like just the right amount of chocolate paired with cupcake in order to effectively celebrate this day. 

And if all that fails, I can just get on the ridiculous awesome Choco-It-To-Me Vegan Cupcakes from KickAss Cupcakes.

Food Trucks: Cupcakory

Yes, Boston does indeed have its fair share of food trucks, but lets be honest- there is NOTHING  like a cupcake truck. Who doesn’t want to access to cupcakes where ever they go? Seriously, if I was rich I would totally pay one to follow me around all day (don’t worry that’s totally a lie, I would probably want it to be a mobile candy shoppe as well to maximizing pleasure).

And while The Cupcakory might not be the biggest and baddest cupcake truck by size, their cupcakes speak for themselves. They have arguably one the top cupcakes in Boston, even compare to places with actually store fronts. 

The vegan peanut butter cupcake was the one I pleasured myself with, and seriously, I could have been killed by a moving car right after and be the happiest person alive. So rich and moist and light and fluffy- the perfectly balanced of any cupcake. There is even a perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter. PLUS! When you get one to go, they put it in one of those chinese food containers :)

National Eat What You Want Day!

And what do I want? Well that’s very kind of you to ask! How about some…

and some…

and definitely some…

and last but not least, some…

So there you have it, but I’m sure you already knew I was obsessed with cupcakes, chocolate, salad, and sweet potatoes. So basically, I what I want everyday. Thank God there is not an “eat what you don’t want” day.

Hey Cupcake! Airstream
All my dreams have come true. Dreams that I didn’t even realize until I saw this. I love cupcakes, and I love airstream trailers. BOOM DONE, Sold, all the other cupcake retailers of the world can just go back into oblivion. I mean there are a couple of cupcake trucks here in Boston, but we all know airstream trailers are infinitely cooler. Plus, it has seating! Probably to prevent people from just stuffing the cupcake in their pie hole, and forcing them to take some time to actually enjoy the cupcake. I guess that means they’re cupcakes are good…
So I googled, them and found their website which has to most awesome "about us" story video and found out they’re from Austin, TX.
And even their ballin’ logo pays to tribute to the airstream. 

Hey Cupcake! Airstream

All my dreams have come true. Dreams that I didn’t even realize until I saw this. I love cupcakes, and I love airstream trailers. BOOM DONE, Sold, all the other cupcake retailers of the world can just go back into oblivion. I mean there are a couple of cupcake trucks here in Boston, but we all know airstream trailers are infinitely cooler. Plus, it has seating! Probably to prevent people from just stuffing the cupcake in their pie hole, and forcing them to take some time to actually enjoy the cupcake. I guess that means they’re cupcakes are good…

So I googled, them and found their website which has to most awesome "about us" story video and found out they’re from Austin, TX.

And even their ballin’ logo pays to tribute to the airstream. 

KickAss Cupcakes: Vegan Style

We all know that I have a love for Kickass Cupcakes. Well really, I just have a love for cupcakes, and they have one of the best… if not the best cupcakes in the city (of Boston). So recently, I downloaded this lovely little phone app known as Level Up which allowed to get cupcake… FOR FREE! And what’s better than a very cupcake… rhetorical question… a free vegan cupcake. A cupcake so wonderfully named Choc-it-to-me (vegan).  And man, oh, man, this cupcake did not disappoint. I was probably one of the best cupcakes I’ve had… ever. 

P.S. Anyone remember when I posted about KickAss Cupcakes, and the posted about KickAss Cupcakes, Again?

National Cupcake Day

I make the exact same face when I see a cupcake! So the question is how to celebrate, make the haul up to Franklin, TN where I can get me some of my beloved Ivey Cake Cupcakes (best known for making the cupcakes for Carrie Underwood’s wedding, although I was eating ‘em up before that). Or I could make myself some cupcakes…

I could use one of the recipes on my Cuppy Cakes pinterest board or should I try one of the new cupcake places in Atlanta? Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. Maybe I should take advantage of the holiday season and make some Christmas theme cupcakes… or create a completely original cupcake (but I highly doubt I have the capacity to be THAT original).

Who knows… maybe I’ll just spend the entire day drooling over photos of cupcakes and not actually deciding anything. Yep, that sounds about right.

Chocolate Wasted Cake

Seriously, while this does look like the most amazingly fulfilling chocolate cake ever…. I dont think I could handle it, and I feel really really utterly pathetic saying that. They defied all that is possible with just how much chocolate can go into one recipe. Sugar overload, not quite. Diabetes, possibly.

But maybe I would be able to handle the less daunting cupcake version. But only with severe caution.

Kickass Cupcakes, Again

My second blog post ever  addressed my love for cupcakes, and talked about two cupcakes in particular, both happened to be from Kickass Cupcakes (who is now much more accessible to me because they got themselves a food truck-I, of course, applaud that decision).

SO, thanks to the gift card I got from my besty for my birthday (clearly, she knows what I like) I got to try six new flavors of these little beauties, including:

And it took me more than a week to eat all 6 of them ( I keep them in the fridge then let them warm up before I devoured them). Best part: they were still amazing, which makes me wonder how good they would have been if I had eaten them super fresh. I can always go a third time. 

South End Buttery

OH MY GOSH. The suspense for this place has been building and building and building for about a year ever since I walked this super cute little cafe. When I finally decided to get lunch here on blissful Saturday afternoon, the problem was what to get!! Everything sounded like amazingness on a plate. And the Buttery Vegetarian DIDNOT disappoint, nor did the “Dexter” German Chocolate Cupcake or Turkey Cheddar Wrap. 

BEST OF ALL:

I might and interesting man and his wife there, and I talked to a stranger on that man’s phone. It’s so odd, it was funny. I guess it’s just a friendly place over there. 

Magnolia Bakery

Hummingbird Cupcake 

Oh man, it was sooo goood. Some times I make really good choices and this was one of them. I’ve been dying to try this cupcake place in New York, considering they are now a fairly well known brand in across the country. But after trying it, I feel like it’s more of a tourist hotspot than a hidden New York gem. And I say this because there were some serious complaints and questioning of “did they even taste this?” on their iconic red velvet cupcake with a vanilla buttercream frosting- no cream cheese frosting = bad sign. 

So don’t kill yourself to get there, BUT check out the recipe from their cookbook of that oh so delicious Hummingbird Cupcake and watch a movie about New York. You’ll get the same effect.

Billy’s Bakery

Carrot Cake Cupcake

Thank God it was only cupcake cake size. And thank God I only had access to one, because I would have been soo screwed. Seriously, if it was a cake, I probably could have easily taken down half of it. Everything about this little beauty was perfect. The pecans, the AMAZING cream cheese frosting, and the even more spectacular cake batter. YUP DELICIOUS  and it has carrots in it, so you can pretend it’s nutritious. 

Their goal may be to “make the world a little brighter,” but they freakin’ illuminated my world. So mission accomplished, and then some. Making that 4 hour bus ride (there AND back) completely worth it. I would totally rep their merch, which they should consider a huge compliment, cuz I’m no merch reppin’ whore. 

Red Velvet Cupcake

I love love love red velvet cupcakes. They consistently my most favorite, and this one was delicious. Not the most amazing one I’ve every had (it was a little on the dry side) - Ivey Cake in Franklin, TN still holds that candle. But granted, this may be because I didn’t consumed it at its freshest. So next time I’m in New York, IT’S ON. ON LIKE DONKEY KONG. Cuz considering how good the carrot cake one was, I bet a fresh one would be insane!

This cute little place is the badest bakery on the block for sure! And if you want to try them for yourself… you’ll just have to pop over to NYC. Unless the come out with a cookbook. They should come out with a cookbook, I would buy it… wouldn’t you? Ooo, or they could just sell the mixes, I’d buy those too.

Izzy’s CurlyCakes

Because I’m the most predictable person in the world… my obsession with cuppy cakes, specifically the red velvet variety, led to try the red velvet cupcake at Izzy’s CurlyCakes in the Beacon Hill section of Boston. Now the cupcake was DELICIOUS, but expensive. The cake was nice and moist, but the frosting leaves a little to be desired. Which makes me want to take a cupcake from Sweet (another local cupcakery) and take the frosting from that one and the cake from this one, getting to closer to the most perfect red velvet cupcake ever (which can be found at Ivey Cake in Franklin, TN). 

So with some super easy investigative work (aka Google), I was able to find two seperate recipes. The one for Izzy’s red velvet cupcake and the one for Sweet’s cream cheese frosting… I feel some experimentin’ coming on…

Reality TV: Food Competition Shows

I used to be obsessed with eating food, and nothing more. The idea of watching people cook and eat on tv DID NOT appeal to me, simply cuz I couldn’t get my hands on whatever they were eating, and would then feel the need to eat something myself.

I’ve gotten past that and become obsessed with competition shows based around preparing delicious meals. And there are soo many good ones…

  • Cupcake Wars
  • America’s Next Great Restaurant
  • Kitchen Nightmares (not exactly, but kind of)
  • Top Chef (Masters, Regular, and Desserts)
  • Chopped
  • Masterchef
  • Iron Chef

See what I mean. But it does worry me, those people working so hard to achieve the perfect dish under so much pressure that they’re sweating… and I wonder, is that sweat getting into the food??