Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Couple of Cupcakes

Before I talk about knitting, I must tell you that last Saturday, I met up with a couple of cupcakes for a couple of cupcakes. If you know what I mean.

You don't? Ok. Let me show you.

This, my friends, is a cupcake from Susie's Shortbreads in Halifax.

Neapolitan Cupcake

Please note - I managed a modicum of restraint - I remembered to take a photo before pulling all the paper off and devouring it. That is a Neapolitan cupcake - real strawberries in that butter cream, people - REAL. It tasted BETTER than it looks.

You'll see in the background, in her isolation chamber, a Peppermint Patty cupcake. Avert your eyes, Patty, you don't want to see what will happen to your little friend!

Here we have a Strawberry Daiquiri cupcake. Isn't it pretty?

Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcake

This is the lady who sacrificed that cupcake:

Cupcake #1

She is also known as the Cupcake Enabler. Don't be fooled by her innocent smile and obvious beauty... Her purpose in life is to lead you down the garden path. A garden path lined with ornate, scrumptious cupcakes, but down it, nonetheless, she will lead you and although it may seem good at first, a thousand calories later, you'll be groaning on the chesterfield, waiting for the sugar rush to pass.

This is the other hapless cupcake eater:

Cupcake #2

The divine Ms RM - she dressed for the occasion - polka dot scarf matching her lovely orange cardigan, extravagant jewelry involving rickrack - all with the usual RM flair

It was an impromptu afternoon out - to celebrate some birthdays and a chance to see some friends I hadn't seen in ages.

if only every gathering of friends included cupcakes, I'm sure the world would be a better place.

If you would like to visit Susie's Shortbreads, here's her website. She not only makes Shortbread (as her name implies), but she also makes cakes as well. We saw one of them before it headed off to a bridal shower. It looked divine.


  1. Um, wow. I am SO visiting Susie the next time I'm in the city.

  2. ooooo... we were there Saturday. I lurve the peanut butter ones.

  3. oh my! I can feel a sugar rush just looking at these delights!

  4. I don't check your blog for a few days and look what happens! I work across the hallway from you and you don't have the decency to walk across to ensure that I don't find out about these little scrumptious morsels in such a cold, impersonal manner?

    Ok. I forgive you.

    When are we going?

  5. Jennifer8:21 p.m.

    I prefer to be referred to as a "cupcake enthusiast" or alternatively "cupcake princess".