Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best Cupcake Quest of Summer 2011

I know I said I'd show you my porch make-over today, but trust me, this is SO much better!  Plus the porch make-over is just starting so I'll post it when I've actually finished the cuteness!
Yesterday I was reading my friend Angela's blog - Pickles on Pizza (you can link to her on the left over there!).  She was saying there was a cute cupcake shop in the town where she works but how she was being good and resisting the urge to go in.  Well, that made me think how much I love cupcakes,and how I have no control to resist one.  I also wondered if we even have a cute little cupcake shop anywhere in our city, then I started thinking of the quest she and her husband went on to find the best snow-cone flavor one summer.  Suddenly Darling and I were headed out for Day 1 of our Great Cupcake Quest!!
 We loaded into "The Oven", which is my OLD Volvo that has NO a/c.... 
and made our 1st stop at: Cookies by Design, which is "Now Offering Cupcakes".  I should have taken my camera inside, the lady that was working wouldn't have minded a bit, but I always feel like a dork doing that-I know you're surprised that that stops me!
 Darling picked "Smores" and I picked a Raspberry Chocolate!!  
 Darling gives her pick the Thumb's Up!!
 The ONLY thing I didn't care for with mine... it was covered with chunky sugar.  I do NOT like sugar sprinkled on stuff-I hate that crunchy crunch of sugar, it feels like I'm eating sand.  I was the kid that soaked gumdrops in water to get the sugar off...  Did that sugar stop me from eating this cupcake like I hadn't eaten in 45 years?? Heck to the NO!!
Both cupcakes were SUPER moist and totally delicious, so our 1st stop definitely got 2 thumbs up....
WAY up!
 This is what it did as we were sitting in the car snarfing on our cakes...Hence eating the cupcakes IN the car and not on the curb like some weirdo.
(and yes, that is a headlamp hanging from my rear view mirror... I use it for my running club in the winter when it gets dark at 2 in the afternoon!)

A quick note about the baby hat/kid hat donation drive for the kids in China...
I am collecting Winter hats in ALL sizes for boys and girls.  They can be handmade OR store bought, trust me, these sweeties just need a warm hat! 
AND...
there will now be a paypal button where you can just donate funds and I will buy hats and ship them over to a chosen orphanage!!!!  Easy Peasy, right?!
Contact me at: chinamommy_04@yahoo.com with ANY questions!!!
AND...
see the tab above for more info and ADORABLE pictures of the kids from year #1!

5 comments:

Angela said...

oooohhh what a FUN (and yummy) Summer adventure for you and Darling! I know you travel a good bit SO if you are ever travelling through Chicago you MUST stop at Molly's Cupcakes (the Strawberry Shortcake was my fave) You know, this is something that Darling will probably always remember - the Summer of the Great Cupcake Search! What a fun memory you are making for her!

LeeLu Creations said...

That Smore's cupcake looks super yummy! I don't care much for raspberries, but if I did chinamommy, I'm sure that yours would be just as fabulous. :)

Judy said...

I titally forgot about the hat thing you do, I've got some slightly loved hats and will be sending them to you, kid sized but not baby.

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Plainfield and the Beltline- Pink Pearl cupcakes! You need to see the interior as well- it screams Chinamommy- Pink on Pink huge stripes on the wall, turquoise accents and glittery chandeliers. Bring your wallet, though, with your gold card!

Renee said...

A yummy quest. We made cupcakes yesterday chocolate with cream cheese frosting. My granddaughter loves to bake.

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