Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Cupcake anyone?

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Last week hubby and I took the pups for a walk around Old Towne Orange and while there we discovered a new sweet shoppe that had opened. Alas, there was a sign in the window saying they were closed until the following morning. So I vowed to squeeze it into my schedule this past Saturday…which I did.

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Doesn’t this look delicious… oh, sorry…it’s just a prop.

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They have the cutest little Audrey Hepburn theme with Tiffany Blue walls, a collection of black and white photos of Audrey, marble top tables, and black bentwood cafe chairs.

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Even the over-stuffed chairs were wearing little black dresses.

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There was a nice variety of cupcakes including a Red Velvet cupcake and one called The King of Chocolate…

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but this was the one I chose to sample. I was expecting the frosting to be vanilla, but when I bit into it I was pleasantly surprised to find a super thick rich creamy cream cheese with a band of Turbinado sugar. It tasted just like home made.

It was so delicious that I brought one home for hubby who loved it.

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This was my first experience at a shoppe dedicated to nothing but the cupcake and I really enjoyed the ambiance as well as the sweets. The cupcakes sold for $3. a piece which I thought was a very reasonable price. Far less expensive then a pot of tea with a scone. So I’ve decided I’m going to make it one of my local hang outs. Hmm, I wonder if they have Wi-Fi.

11 comments:

ellen b. said...

Looks yummiliscious. The shop is very cool...

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful and delightful place. I am sure I could sit in there for hours....
Blessings!
Gwen

fairmaiden said...

Wee...this place is cute as a button. Those mint green walls with whites and blacks...adorableness. We had the sweetest cupcake shop in our Old Town called LuLu's with a french decor that sadly just closed its doors. :O( I'm not a cupcake girl, I'd rather have a muffin, but I still liked its presence in our town.

If I had the money I would open up a bakery ~Bella Bleu Bakery~ with scones, muffins, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls, cookies, coffee and tea. I used to have a dream to open up a scone chain of stores called ~Sonflower Scones~...wouldn't that be fun!?

grey like snuffie said...

GLORY...that all looks wonderful. Our daughters and their friends are so into cupcakes. Red velvet...yum

6p011570a4eeab970b said...

That is AWESOME. What a lovely place to relax!

Such pretty presentation, too-thank you for sharing!
XOXOXOOX

Simply Heart And Home said...

How could you decided which cupcake to have? I think I would have stood there a good fifteen minutes at least looking at them! :)

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Oh my! I LOVE the decor! That's how I'd love to decorate my house one day... With a lot of cupcakes too, of course.

Deborah said...

Oh how adorable!!! And Yummy. What more could a girl want...I love how you photographed everything. You have quite a talent there, Clever Cori!
**blows kisses** Deb

My Casa Bella said...

What a sweet shop, so pretty, I would be there a few times a week just to sit there and stare at everything. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a pretty shop Cori! I love the Audrey Hepburn design and thsoe cupcakes ...yummy! I'd have a hard tiem choosing one!

Dragonfly said...

Congrats on your award from the Duchess!
This cupcake place looks so amazing. I'd looooooove to go there. I think I'd have to sample one of everything, and stay all day. So lovely. Pictures are fab!
Have a nice day :-)
Cheers, Karen
Beautiful sunrise pics too below!