Wednesday, August 19, 2009

National Cupcake Day!

While engaging in some delightful banter with my dear friends Shaina and Lucy yesterday via Twitter, I learned that yesterday was National Cupcake Day! So what did I have to do then? Well, go out and get cupcakes of course.

I hit up A Cookie and a Cupcake which I had just recently heard about through a friend in the Junior League. I came home with three little beauties! Yes, judge all you want. But I did get one of those for Matt.

Here's my peanut butter cupcake. You almost didn't get to see this as I remembered to take a picture just before I stuffed it into my mouth in the car right outside the shop. Hey, I do live like 20 minutes away. You expect me to wait that long before I eat one of these things? I think not. As an aside, please pay no attention to the fact that my mirror is missing off the side of my car. That's a story for another day.




You'd expect with a combination as wonderful as peanut butter and chocolate that this would be a home run. Well, it was a little disappointing. The peanut butter taste was very faint and the icing just wasn't sweet enough for me. They did squirt icing into the center of the cupcake though, so they earned serious bonus points for that little endeavor.

Here's a look at the other two I snagged....German Chocolate and their Signature Chocolate.


The German Chocolate was notably better than the peanut butter but they skimped on the icing. Matt enjoyed his cupcake very much but I'd say $2.50 is a little steep for just okay cupcakes. I'm on the hunt for a better pick!



And diet starts........













NOW!

Do I say this every damn day or what?


*FYI* Upon searching for a source that it was in fact National Cupcake Day yesterday...I found much confusion on the subject. I found several sources confirming yesterday's holiday...but according to this blog, the August holiday is celebrated in Australia while the actual National Cupcake Day isn't until December 15th. Who knows?? Guess I'll have to do this all over again in December. Too bad...

19 comments:

Shaina said...

Ha! Oops, my bad. Oh well, it's okay to have an excuse to get cupcakes, right? Even if it's a false one??! :)

And - those cupcakes look AMAZING. :)

Lucy Marie said...

Who cares if the day is right? If it means you get a cupcake, go for it. I didn't get a cupcake afterall yesterday but I did get something ... and you'll see it in a few minutes.

LawGirl said...

Mmmmm, look delicious!

~LawGirl
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Heather said...

How didn't I know about this?? I LOVE cupcakes. Those look yummy.

PS the diet always starts tomorrow!

Dollface said...

National cupcake day!! Omg... that peanut butter one looks amazing.. although I tend to love vanilla based ones, ummmmm hungry!! xxxoo

Adorably Distracted... said...

lol those look SO good!

The Novelista Barista said...

lol! national cupcake day! awe!

PinkSass said...

That cupcake looks SO good..sucks it wasn't as good at it looks.

Megan Garrison Photography said...

Wouldn't you know that I have been craving cupcakes for like a month now!! Trying to stay strong...

Becca said...

oh YUM! I love cupcakes ... bummer that one didn't taste as good as it looks!!

Ashley said...

i can't believe i missed celebrating national cupcake day!

guess i'll have to take advantage of it on december 15th!

Annie said...

oh.my!
the cupcakes look scrumptious!!!
i am so glad there are no fancy cupcake bakeries around my area!

Baker's Cakes said...

I enjoyed your *thorough* and honest critique of your cupcakes! You are truly a girl after my own heart! Just out of curiosity, what was the chunky brown stuff on the peanut butter cupcake? I too, prefer a sweeter frosting to the too buttery buttercream that some bakeries use!

Sonja said...

Hey! Found you through Mrs. Southern Brides Blog! and I looove your blog! Cupcakes are my weakness :)

pocket full of pink said...

AHHHHH those look AMAZING!!!!! And guess what, doc thinks I may be allergic to gluten :o( HOW LAME IS THAT?! No cupcakes right now for me! I'm living vicariously though you!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Holiday or not, cupcakes are delicious! Too bad they weren't as good as you were hoping. The German chocolate one sounds so good! All our cupcake shops charge around $3-4/cupcake which is ridic!

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

oh my gosh. those cupcakes look amazing.

is that drool on my keyboard?

Brittany Ann said...

First churros! Now cupcakes! Your blog is tempting me majorly these days! It's my yummy inspiration for the day!

Kerree said...

OMG! they look so so yummy. guess what I'm running out to buy right now??