I am still surprised (and delighted) that people read this blog. One loyal reader, Alison McGeary Stella, found us through Facebook. She and I went to the same High School and now, in addition to being a mom and a teacher, she makes cupcakes and other delicious desserts. I really like people that multi-task.
So I asked for some cupcakes. I thought I might be able to feature them on this blog. You might recall that John is generally apalled when I ask people for things. I’m not asking for blood, John – just cupcakes! Whatever.
Anyway! Alison was more than happy to put together a little cupcake care package for me. Which I did NOT share with John. I did, however, share them with Marmo.
The cupcakes we received from Alison were the following flavors:
The Ski Slope (requested by me): Dark chocolate cake with white chocolate mint filling and frosting.
Egg Nog: Egg nog/rum cake with egg nog flavored frosting and a graceful dusting of nutmeg.
Peanut Butter Cup: Chocolate cake topped with peanut butter frosting with a mini Reeses Cup inside (toy surprise!).
The conversation with Marmo and I went something like this:
Marmo: I know which one I want (she grabs the Ski Slope).
Me: That’s the one I want!
Marmo: Go get the other one, this one’s mine (she slices it in half). Oooo! Look – Filling!
I reach over and steal half of her cupcake. Marmo: Hey!
Me: Sorry, Mmmmffm mmeewy gwood.
Marmo: Ummm….What was that?
Me: Sorry, but that was good.
So, we went on like this, tasting all the cupcakes and our professional (HA!) opinion is that they are awesome. The cake part is very moist – which I think is extremely important in a cupcake. I can’t have that little cake falling apart on me. I make enough of a mess, I don’t need any help.
The icing is fantastically flavored: hints of mint in the white chocolate variety; subtly spiced egg nog (arranged in a perfectly-shaped Hershey’s kiss dollop); and a creamy and delicate peanut butter. We are fans, officially.
If you’d like to order some of these little guys for your parties, events, or just to eat all by your darn self, you can visit Alison’s website here. And you can also check out all the other flavors and types of treats that she makes.
Many thanks for the cupcakes, Alison! I will tell John that it was very much worth bothering you for them.