So what do you care, right? Just gimme a lump of sugar to shove in my mouth!
My friends, like any other item that might take a moment to appreciate, I believe cupcakes too tiptoe between the kitsch 6-year-old birthday and the stunning culinary art worthy of the finest affairs.
That said, I’m not a fancy girl. I like to keep true to the origins of things. That means I like to use natural ingredients that feel good to eat and cupcake wrappers/toppers that don’t get in the way of the first bite. I believe in a healthy marriage between toppings/fillings and cake, working a playful harmony to hit the g-pot on your tongue. And undoubtedly, they should make you smile!
So what cupcakes have achieved these feats? My favorite by far has been that of a young lady working an order-based business in good ‘ol PDX. I know her as Lisa Clark with the moniker Petunia’s pies and pastries. Her sweet little business cardlists her email as firstname.lastname@example.org. I highly suggest you send her an order when you visit Oregon. She was selling at the Alberta Art Walk, a monthly community street fair. Lisa’s cupcake was a classic pairing of fruits with the gentle whip of frosting leaving a rim of golden cupcake peaking out. The cupcake was a delicious and soft (VEGAN!!!!) lemon and elderberry with an edible impatient on top of a beautiful of white frosting. My apologies for not offering a better picture… It was ALL the things I wish for in a cupcake!