Friday, 7 May 2010
A cupcake a day chases the blues away
Today, I escaped the house renovations for a couple of hours for a catch-up with one of my best friends Jo. After a week of living in dust, dealing with bored two Jack Russells and being absolutely freezing due to cold weather, I was definitely in need of a a coffee and a cupcake!
Whilst we don't have the luxury of living in a city where you can pop to either the Hummingbird or Magnolia Bakeries (though just sometimes being a city girl would be fabulous), Blackpool does have a good cupcake cafe - cupcake -that fully satisfies our Carrie Bradshaw or Victory Ford cupcake cravings. I have to admit that I've got a slight addiction to cupcakes but try to limit myself to just an occasional visit to Cupcake. Freshly baked cupcakes are in a class of their own and shop-bought, over-produced cakes don't really cut the mustard, if you know what I mean!
As per usual, Vikki (owner and baker of Cupcake) did us proud with a variety of cupcakes to choose from. Today I went for a cookies and cream while Jo chose a Raspberry Ripple.
With cupcakes, lattes and cups of tea, we were able to catch up on the latest gossip from Greys Anatomy, True Blood, Flashforward as well as a discussion on essential holiday packing required for a trip to the states. Of course, a discussion on the election results was high on the agenda.
I could have stayed there all day but the call of the shops were hard to resist, although I only window-shopped on this occasion. Cupcake also gives cupcake decorating classes so I might have to indulge myself in a couple of lessons and awaken my inner domestic goddess!