Good morning everyone! There’s sun ALL OVER MY HOUSE and it’s amazing. Mr. Maxwell is freaking out and barking at the birds outside, ’tis nice.
Reviews are few so I decided to make this a post of two of my favorite things: PUPPIES AND CUPCAKES!
Let’s start off with cupcakes. I love them and I honestly don’t know too many people who don’t enjoy the adorable convience that IS a cupcake. Easy to carry, no utensils needed (although personally I eat them with a fork) and a much better treat than a regular sized cake in my opinion. Both my sisters feel the same way about cupcakes as I do and that’s always been one of our “LaForge things”. My oldest sister, Shan, celebrated a birthday on Sunday and what better way to mark the occasion than with those small, super fun treats?
(PSYCHEDELIC ELMO CUPCAKE ANYONE?!?!)
I jump at any opportunity to make my famous RAINBOW cupcakes that I can and that is EXACTLY what I did. It was a bit of a chaotic process what with spilling some of the batter all over the counter, having the wisk break while I was using it and the sudden decision to omit “orange” from the process. However, I endured and succeeded… as per usual!
My little creations before the oven.
It’s a cool looking concept right? My dad likes to refer to them as “Jerry Gracia cupcakes”… further proof that I was a hippie child at some point in my past life.
TADA! This is the 4th or 5th batch of these I have ever made and they’re not my personal favorites. The purple is nonexistant and the red looks like orange, both of which bother me to an extent. Either way, I iced them and in the end, everyone enjoyed them so essentially that’s mission accomplished right there! When it comes down to it: RAINBOWS + CUPCAKES = NO.FAIL.COMBO.
I have to admit, sometimes there’s nothing better than forking over $3.50 for a geniuine good quality cupcake. Here in north Jersey, Mr. Cupcake is THE place to go. They’ve got TWO locations because of their popularity, one in Hackensack (in the Riverside Square mall) and one in Clifton. I’ve had a lot of cupcakes in my day but Mr. Cupcake is the BEST that Jersey has to offer. Their flavors are legit out of this world; the kind that you just can’t make at home yourself. They’ve got Red Velvet, French Toast, Oreo Cheesecake, Chocolate Sunday and JESUS CHRIST can someone stop me?? I may or may not be starting to drool all over the keyboard because of it. Still not convinced? Well here, photographic proof.
Beautiful aren’t they? Haha. I was lucky enough to score a bite of the Snowball (the one at the bottom with the coconut all over it) and it was incredible. Even without the frosting/toppings, the cake part itself was amazing. Moist, flavorful, basically everything a cupcake SHOULD be!
My advice? If you’re in Jersey and have the opportunity, hit up a Mr. Cupcake. Legit!
Cupcakes are one of the pluses to being home for spring break. At Rider, such entities aren’t as easy to come by. When I do spot them chillin’ in the dessert section, I can’t help but follow my instinct and grab one! Here’s the little gem I took back to my room with me a couple weeks ago
He may look like a cute little fella but looks aren’t only 30% of cupcake overall tastiness. The actual cake was very soggy, still possessing a raw cake bater kind of taste to it. I’m an icing kind of girl so despite the “hardness” that the frosting did have, I still enjoyed it. Rider gets a good grade for trying but when it comes down to it, gotta put the effort in if you want a good quality cupcake!
There are probably hundreds and hundreds more things I can say about my favorite dessert ever but I think it’s time to switch over quick for the other aspect of this blog segment. PUPPIES!!
Oh hi nephew Otis. Way to be looking cute there.
MY LITTLE WOLF ❤ ❤ ❤ My one and only love. Yaaaaaaay, I love him and his slightly closed eye!
Hope you enjoyed the cupcake mania that I have provided……Have a good rest of the day everyone!