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. :(