I can safely say that I need to look into making cupcakes out of oatmeal, salad, and smoothies because my butt will not stay it’s regular size if I keep sashaying over to Sweet Treats in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Now that I’ve gotten that New Halloween’s resolution out of the way, let me just show you what I’m talking about.
That’s Big Al…
On a cupcake…
Oh, and that big red A is not just for show. That’s edible. Edible chocolate. You can really just chomp down on the A. And that is what I’m planning to do after I use it as a clever cake prop to emphasize why I have an elephant on a cupcake. The A, the hounds tooth napkin, and the elephant are all trademark signs of the University of Alabama.
Sweet Treats is a newer bakery in town and I’ve had the pleasure of devouring a strawberry shortcake cupcake last summer. Since then, I’ve browsed through the Facebook postings on the week’s flavors but I have not made it back over there. Being a diabetic, I try to choose my desserts carefully. The past 2 weeks, I’ve read about cookies and cakes for the first football game in Tuscaloosa, which is on the same importance level as the Prez coming. More important than that, actually. He only comes around here when disasters strike (and we are glad he did, don’t get me wrong). Football comes around on schedule, each year, no matter what. And Sweet Treats had a cupcake for me.
If the picture doesn’t show just how wonderful this cake is, let me explain something else.
Drool-worthy fluffy goodness.
How often do you hear that about a plain ol’ vanilla cupcake?
Well you should hear it if you’re buying it. Any baker that can make a plain vanilla cupcake taste like the only vanilla cupcake I ever want to eat again, then she’s got some talent to share and thank goodness she’s selling it to us. A lot of vanilla cupcakes taste like the imitation vanilla in the McCormick’s bottle. I want mine to taste like real vanilla. Or at least taste like the imitation vanilla out of the Watkin’s or Penzy’s bottle. This cake tastes so light and fluffy and you can taste the vanilla.
This was also a wonderful way to end a great Alabama win. Now I need to scoot over to the store and see what they have planned for the huge Penn State game. If it’s another Big Al cupcake, you can bet your sweet treat that I’ll have another.
In the meantime, I also bought a red velvet since I happen to believe that no two red velvet cupcakes are alike and it’s my duty as a self-proclaimed cupcake connoisseur to try every possible choice in red velvet. And for Stephen, I went buck wild and got an Oreo (imagine the trademark thingy here) cupcake. I have high hopes for both!
Then I’ll work on those vegetable cupcakes 😉