Local Tastes Better: The Sweet Palette
Flavor comes from REAL ingredients. A lemon citrus punch in the body of a macaroon, honey-whipped cream cheese frosting, crunchy peanuts atop a carmel-y cupcake. Seek out these categories for more natural ingredients. I have high standards for sugar from years spent with a step-mom who was a professional cake baker, and a hustling a neighborhood business with my Easy-bake Oven. (Or so I thought at age six.)
The owner is an artist-type so don't be offended when she spends more time crafting treats than chatting you up. By my fifth or so visit, I stopped giving shade. Haha! Bonus: she shows great art in the attached gallery ALL by local artists. Events here are gorgeous!
Hours after giving birth to my son, I didn't want a coke or a steak, or even a milkshake. I wanted THESE cupcakes! My friend and amazing photog Jenny was kind enough to bring them for me to inhale, while she snapped away at my bundled baby boy. I felt like a queen. My memory is a little fuzzy about whether or not I offered my husband a bite...
Pinterest-dreams rarely come true. So save some emotional duress and impress your gal-pals, office buds, and loved ones, with a dozen of these cupcakes. Don't waste your time with the cake-pops. Simply put: it's not enough cake! My all-time FAVE would have to be the Lavender Honey Cupcake. Though the Hummingbird Cupcake is dangerously good too.