Today is my hubby’s birthday!!
To have a proper birthday celebration in our family, it must, absolutely MUST be celebrated with a sweet cake with icing. Take your pick of the form of this delicious combination, but for this particular birthday, we are having cupcakes.
Cupcakes… oh yes, you know you want one!
Other than a nice cup of tea, toast and marmite, and a firm grip of the remote control for the TV, nothing makes Michael grin quite as happily when he’s eating a cupcake.
When eating cupcakes, I will pick the prettiest cake of the lot, rip off the paper bottom and inhale the thing (through my mouth, not my nose lest you think I’m being literal). Michael, however, is one of those people that spends time looking at the cupcake, then painfully and gently peels off the paper, then nibbles at the cake over a period of 20 to 30 minutes.
Reminds me of the story Little House on the Prairie when the Ingalls sisters were given one single boiled sweet each, wrapped in wax paper, and it takes them 3 weeks just to take off the wrapper, and then eat the thing, lick by lick over a period of 7 months. I might have the details wrong, but that’s how I remember it.
There are a number of cupcake shops in Edmonton, and we have tried them all. Although all serve a decent cupcake, without a doubt, the one that rises above all the rest is Crave Cupcakes.
We find the cake bit of the cupcake to be delicious in that is provides a depth of flavour the other shops don’t. The icing (which to me really is the best part) is yum-meeeee.
This Crave Cupcakes shop is located at 7929 Calgary Trail. Same building as Planet Organic, just north of Save On Foods.
Well, look at the time! Time to move along now, and get ready to celebrate Michael’s day. A big thank you to Stanley (RIP) and Margaret Walsh for creating this beautiful man.