Sometimes I dream about cupcakes. I dream there are cupcakes that are sweet and yummy. They are just moist enough, and not too dry. They have fluffy icing and not the hard crusty stuff.
They are fresh and, oh so, delectable.
I dream of these kinds of cupcakes, but I never find them. I got to the store and they are stored in the plastic container half-dried out. Or they are in cellophane packages sitting on the shelf for WHO KNOWS how long.
But always, ALWAYS these cupcakes disappoint; store-bought, and not worth a penny of the price I paid.
Grocery store cupcakes are not a substitute for the real thing. I have to remind myself of that, because I always fall for the “look” when it’s really the taste I want.
I just want a cupcake that tastes like a good CUPCAKE should.
I am not picky or anything.
Imagine my delight when I happened upon this place in downtown Fort Worth – The Cupcakery.
Leaps of joy.
Pure hope that, maybe (just maybe!), I had finally found the holy grail of CUPCAKES.
Right here at this place.
I broke a sweat looking at each case, and each cupcake offered.
Debating my choices, I poured over the signs as if I was studying for a test.
I debated on which one.
I anguished over this vital decision.
In the end, I played eeniemeenieminniemoe with my palate.
And came up with something new to try. Instead of getting chocolate, or vanilla, I stepped out of my box.
I got a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake.
That’s right. With chocolate chips on top.
This is huge for me. I only like peanut butter in the Reese’s kind of way. I am super picky about that. But a CHOCOLATE peanut butter cupcake? I just had to try it.
Oh Mama! It was good!
The chocolate cake part was very rich, and the peanut butter icing went down smooth. It was perfectly moist. It was just the right size, and yet??
Something was missing. Maybe, it’s because I couldn’t eat half the icing? Or maybe, it was just a tad too rich? I can’t pin down exactly what it was. Delicious cupcake, but not quite right (should have gone with chocolate or vanilla!).
Hey, can’t blame a girl for trying.
I still have not found my dream cupcake – close – sooo close!
I’m still on the prowl, and I am not giving up. I am determined to find “the one!”
Looks like another trip to The Cupcakery. I am so glad I took pictures!