Thursday, June 11, 2009

sweet tooth

What is the deal with cupcakes these days? They've become ultra trendy... perhaps it was the arrival of Katie Holmes on the celebrity scene with her five story cupcake tower for Posh Spice. I'm not sure. Don't get me wrong, I like cupcakes. They're cute {really cute} and sometimes come in great, swanky packaging and my philosopher is really goooooodddd at making them. Plus, trophy's lemon has me HOOKED. Still. How did this little treat become the epitome of cool? To be honest, as much as I like cupcakes, there are a lot of other sweets that I adore... much more.

For instance, if the classic black tie Napoleons would become popular and available everywhere I would be the happiest (and most voluptuous) girl ever. They're miraculous. Sweet, buttery, a little crunchy. Ekk. They're impossible to explain. And, near impossible to find - good ones anyway. The absolute BEST Napoleons I've ever had were all at the La Madeline in Austin (the Bee Caves location). Seattle has a sweet, very french bakery by the market that also makes them well but being near campus, and not wanting to spend next month's rent on parking, I don't get to indulge very often.

What else do I love, a little more than cupcakes? Candy apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Co. At around $7 a pop they better be delicious, right?! My favorite is the Tiger Stripe followed closely by the Apple Pie apple. Yum. If anyone knows a good recipe for these, please do share! Every visit to my nieces and nephews ends up being an excuse for an apple party. I think I'm not the only one who gets excited... :)

Lastly, I think I'd choose a piece of well-made tiramisu over a cupcake *almost* any day. But again, like Napoleons, it can be difficult to find well-made tiramisu. I was sadly disappointed by my local Whole Foods version. If anyone finds a great dive with this amazing Italian dessert in Seattle, I would love to know about it.

1 comment:

Sarah Knight said...

those look beautiful & delicious
: )