SB and I just got back from seeing The Darjeeling Limited, which was fine, but is ultimately not as important as what we did just prior to the movie.We had cupcakes.
A new cakelove location just opened in Shirlington a few weeks ago, and I would say that I’m embarassed that we’ve been there three times already, but really, I’m not. I like cake. Who doesn’t like cake? Wrong people, that’s who.
The whole cupcake deal seems to be that for $3, you get either chocolate or vanilla cake with one of a variety of fancy frostings. So far I’ve had chocolate with German chocolate, chocolate with peanut butter, and chocolate with lime. Shane has had chocolate with chocolate ganache, chocolate with straight-up chocolate frosting, and then tonight he branched out, going for chocolate CAKE with toffee something-or-other frosting. We also had samples during last weekend’s Oktoberfest, but I can’t say that I really remember what they were.
The most torturous thing about cakelove is that when you buy your cupcake, it comes out of a refrigerated case BUT won’t actually be at its best until it’s warms up to room temperature. Shane takes this whole cupcake-warming business very seriously, which lead to a great deal of teasing when I just couldn’t wait for German chocolate cake. We let the second batch get all melty on our long beer-sodden walk home last weekend, resulting in a very sticky and very quick cupcake treat. Tonight, just like Goldilocks, they were just right.
I’m really not at all interested in furthering this cupcake trend – I think it’s really pretty ridiculous – but at the same time you definitely won’t hear me complaining about fancy cake treats in my neighborhood.