When You Give a Girl Some Cupcakes, She’s Going to Ask for a Fork to Go With Them…

Last Friday night, my phone buzzed and a text message from my neighbor flashed across the screen:


Hey i wanted 2 thank u for all the treats this year. If ur ever bk in town or so cal give me a ring. Hope u enjoy the cupcakes


Wow, they baked me cupcakes, how sweet! I thought. And how did they know I was craving cake?? Not five minutes earlier, I had decided to walk to Safeway for a slice of chocolate cake with thick fudgy frosting!


When I unlocked the front door, a plain white plastic grocery bag hung swinging from the door handle. I would’ve thought they’d just put them on a paper plate… I peered inside and gasped.



A tin of four gourmet cupcakes. Not one, not two, not three, but four. Expensive lovely cupcakes. Just for me. Aww!!  


And of course, when you give a girl some cupcakes…



She’s going to sample each and every one! And then she’ll decide that she wants to recreate the cupcakes herself. But where to start?


Classic red velvet?



Chocolate with mint buttercream?



Coconut with a chocolate drizzle?



Or vanilla filled and topped with (absolutely addicting) butterscotch buttercream?



Such a hard decision… But stay tuned for my renditions!


And most importantly, a humongous THANK YOU to my super sweet neighbors!!


May 26, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Delicious Desserts.


  1. jensine replied:

    oohhh cup-cake envy …. want one too

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I’d gladly share! Except I kind of ate all four within 24 hours… Oops?

      • jensine replied:

        well they don’t really keep do they 🙂

      • foods for the soul replied:

        They might for a day or two… Just not when I’m around!

      • jensine replied:

        I think all I need is a few hours, then i feel really happy followed by guilt

      • foods for the soul replied:

        Ahh yes, the guilt… But cupcakes always taste so good that I never feel the guilt until long after they’re in my stomach!

      • jensine replied:

        and on your hips 🙂

      • foods for the soul replied:

        I tend to stay in denial about that one!

      • jensine replied:


  2. savor the sweet life replied:

    YUM. I love cupcakes and red velvet is my favorite! They look amazing!

    • foods for the soul replied:

      I love them too! This was actually my first red velvet cupcake, and it was really good. The frosting wasn’t too sweet or cheesy–surprising for cream cheese frosting!

  3. (Happy) Birthday « Foods for the Soul replied:

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