Saturday, March 24, 2012

Crazy Cakes---Crazzzyyyyy Good!

So, who knew?! Today, by happenstance, I found out a cupcake store has opened in Lillington!!!
It is on the same street as the post office, but a block before.

OMG!. I went in, got 4. The Triple Threat, The Bad Mom, Little Miss Thang, and He Ain't Right.

The Triple Threat- Triple chocolate cake with Irish cream frosting. I think there were chocolate chunks in it. Let me say that all of these cupcakes, the cake part was probably the most awesome cake I have had in forever! Moist, but light. And so flavorful. The icing was was almost silky tasting. I didn't care for this though but only because of the chocolate chunks. I know, those of you that know me will not be able to believe that but I am not saying it wasn't good, it was fabulous, just not my thing.

The Bad Mom---If this is bad, I don't wanna be good! I absolutely loved this cupcake! Vanilla cream cake with lemon-orange frosting. Honestly, my daughter and I were to take bites of each one and then share all of it. I took a bite of this one and I couldn't wait to get home and have the rest. It was THAT good. And I did.

Little Miss Thang- Classic red velvet cake with buttery cream cheese frosting. As I told the guy there, I'm not a red velvet fan but I got this for my daughter. I ate part of it. It was a beautiful color red, not a the dried up blood looking color most cakes of this name have. The color was a gothic crimson. And again, the same texture. Light and moist. The frosting is correctly described. It is absolutely buttery. And silky. Made a fan out of me.

He Ain’t Right- Almond flavored cake with almond butter cream frosting. I wouldn't know how this tasted because my daughter ate every bite before I could even get a bite. I asked her was it said good and she said not really---I then said, it must have been some kind of good because you ate all of it. She admitted it was freakin awesome which is why she couldn't stop herself!!!


The owner ( I think --I at least know she was the baker) was there and she was just as sweet as her cupcakes. I absolutely plan on stopping in on a regular basis (like I did for Ever So Sweet in Charleston) because my addiction has come to fruition in Lillington. Life is sweet!! and Crazy-Cakes-Good!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ever So Sweet...not so sweet...

I go to this bakery everytime I come home to Charleston. They are right down the street from my parent's house which is very convenient. There are certain things there that are not so great, but the cupcakes have definitely improved since the first time I went there. On every trip I ALWAYS buy 6 cupcakes, a lime tart, a brownie and one other speciality item they may have. Imagine my great disappointment today when I called there to ask for a special valentines delivery. You see, my mother has Alzheimers. My father is elderly and is her caretaker. He can not leave her alone unattended. I called Ever So Sweet to ask if they could deliver cupcakes to them. they live about 1/2 mile from the store. I explained the situation --my mother, with her illness, won't hardly eat anything but loves something sweet, especially cupcakes. This is why I thought if they could make an exception given the situation it would be a wonderful mitzvah (good deed) and a huge boost to their community reputation. I explained the distance and the situation and was told no, they would only deliver wedding cakes. Now I know my little bit of business (about $20 once a month) is not going to make or break this place. But to know they are pretty much in it for the money- after all, how much would they make from my request? $20 plus I would have paid for delivery, but nothing that would equal to the price of a wedding cake. Was it too much to ask for that special favor? Maybe, but having been in the community service business myself, there have been many times when I went above and beyond...I appreciated all the customers who were gracious enough to purchase from me, I guess ever so sweet - not so much. :(

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I am not sure what it is about certain spaces in town, but no matter what opens there is, it is never successful. Well, I thought doughboys had pretty good pizza but the atmosphere left much to be desired, so I did not patronize it very much.

Exile is now open there. Some people from work were raving over how wonderful it was. After my visit, I am thinking maybe it is because they were drunk while there???! My lunch companion was partial to the same opinion.

We went on a Wednesday afternoon. It wasn't real busy but the wait was FOREVER. My friend had her child with us. We ordered drinks, then the waitress gave us a menu. We asked the lunch special to which she responded she could not see the chalk board from where she was standing. I gave her the "Dora the Explorer" blink,blink and she went to find out.

The menu on paper sounds outstanding! Whoever wrote it gets extra points for creativity and description. The real thing is another story.

I ordered the cheddar beer soup - regular portion and hog skins to go.
the soup. You know how when oil mixes with water and the light shines on the water? The little oil circles? That is what was on top of the soup. I do not know the real ingredients, but I can tell you what my tastebuds told me were in there:
The portion was a nice sized portion, probably about 8 oz. French onion soup mixed w/ cheddar soup. Probably 2 cans of beer per pot of soup and neeses sausage. The soup had no texture unless you call water a texture. The sausage appeared to be links cut in half, but as far as I know Neeses sausage doesn't come in links? So they must have "homemade" the links themselves. Ta-dah!!! No.

Hog skins- now on the menu it described them as being skins w/ bbq pulled pork, cheese, salsa and sour cream. No pulled pork. Only strips of lunchmeat chopped and strung on top.  No cheese, side of salsa and no sour cream. I ordered the to go skins when I ordered the soup and asked her to go ahead and put in the order so we would not have to wait. That apparently did not happen because we had to wait 20 min past when we were done to get them.

No soda refills, not even an offer. My friend's daughter left almost immediately right as the waitress was bringing the soda, she still charged for it. Most places would not have charged for that. They did. All this wonderful service and food (insert major sarcasm here) all for $13 and some change. I am not sure about my friends lunch except that her soup portion was maybe an ounce. She was not happy with that. (she got the soup and sandwhich special a soda and her daughters un-drank(drunk) soda for $9- and no mention of change from her either)

My friend's only comment was "wow, when so-and-so from work came here they must have gotten drunk because this place sucks".

Sucks indeed.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Long time...lot's to do!

Wow..been a while since I have had the chance to blog! But writing class now requires it so I have an awesome excuse!

Let's see...........things getting my attention.......

McDonalds...well since INS came in and cleared out all of the undocumented citizens, there is rarely a time when you can go into McDonalds, be it inside or drive through, that you spend less than 15 minutes just getting your order, the attitude is free by the way, and there's LOTS of it!

Someone or plenty of someones must have complained. Shockingly enough, I didn't~I meant to, I just never got around to it. But yesterday morning they had 3 managers out there clocking the drive through line. That is the fastest I have gotten through that line in about 6 months.  Amazing what supervision does.

FW Bean......definitely a plus to this town. With no other coffee options, people like me are bound to be regulars, which I am. I especially love their monthly flavor themes! This month is is white chocolate dipped strawberry or chocolate dipped strawberry coffee- beyond delish! redhot which is a cinamon and vanilla, tried it, didn't like it, but one of my coworkers did so I just have to say it wasn't my cup'o tea ~or coffee as the case may be. Chocolate covered Cherry, not tried it yet, it's on tap for today or Monday. All these are  hot, iced, sugar free or frappe!  Oh and they have the most awesome sweet tea. It's strengthy and bold, while I love tea the southern way, I also love it the gourmet way! Overall, FW Bean is the place to get your coffee on for sure!

Recent news:
Pair illegally issued auto titles.........
Now, we in this little town are rocked by this story. Why? Because every soul that has a car in Lillington has been turned away by Janet. For the smallest thing even. I have been pissed off by her at least 15 times since I've moved here. That means on 90% of my visits I have had to return because I didn't have the right stuff or stuff that was adequate for her to give me my tags or change titles.

That would be why everyone in this town is finding it hard to beleive that Janet had any part in this. I am just going to say what everyone else is thinking..if she was involved then the other girl coerced her into it, tricked her into it or something. I just can not believe that she willingly took part in any of this.
I am not saying it is a racist thing as many people who have commented on WRAL seem to be implying, I am just saying she was maybe misguided by a  younger, more street smart, manipulative person. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

Stay tuned...........