Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cupcakes

Sunday was a beautiful spring day, so we decided to go on a field trip. I have wanted to see the store Tyler Florence opened in Mill Valley for a while now, so we headed across the Golden Gate Bridge to check it out. Tyler’s store was interesting. No, he wasn’t in the shop while we were there, but I will share our visit to his store in another post.

We had lunch at Pearl’s Fat Burger. My avocado burger was the best burger I’ve had in a long time. Across the street from Pearl’s is the Frosting Bake Shop, which specializes in cupcakes. The inside of the shop is brightly painted with pink and orange stripes, and black and white polka dots. The cupcakes are charmingly displayed in covered cake stands, and they came in really fun flavors—Black and White, Red Velvet, Chocolate Obsession, 24 Carrot, Juliana Banana, Lemon Twist, Razzleberry, Willie Vanillie, Cookies and Cream, ummMocha, and Peanut Butter Bliss. Did you guess which flavor I tried?

While I enjoyed my cupcake immensely, I really liked the cake bites. I told you about cakeballs in my last post. Well, cake bites are Frosting’s cakeballs. They make cake bites by mixing cake and frosting into balls, and then dipping the balls into chocolate. The flavor of the cake bites is remarkable. The cake bites reminded me a little of truffles, but they were lighter and less dense. The shop does mail order if you want to try cake bites without making a batch of cake balls.

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