After our ordeal at urgent care on Saturday poor little Annie immediately fell asleep in her car seat. Heather too was spent, and decided that we deserved a little pick-me-up.
“A cupcake shop just opened ahead,” she said as I pulled onto the street. “It’s supposed to be amazing!”
“Forget it,” I groaned.
“I’m sick and tired of all these freakin’ cupcake shops. There’s suddenly one on every corner.”
“People like cupcakes.”
“Not for my first thirty-four years of life they didn’t. What’d everyone do? Get to together last year and decide what the world was missing was cupcakes?”
Heather let out one of those sighs that all smart husbands know not to ignore.
“Alright,” I said. “Where is it?”
We pulled up to the shop and decided that Heather would run in and grab herself some goodies, and then when she returned I would go in and pick something out for myself.
“Just don’t go crazy in there,” I told Heather as she started out. “One or two cupcakes is enough.”
Five minutes later Heather returned carrying a gigantic box.
“What the heck is that?”
“I know, I know. It’s just that everything looked so good.”
“How much did you spend?”
Heather pretended she didn’t hear me. I then noticed the receipt was taped to the box.
“EIGHTEEN DOLLARS?! ON CUPCAKES?!”
“You going to go get yours or what?”
“Not now. I’ll just have one of yours.”
“I don’t think so. These are mine.”
“Fine,” I said as I opened my door. “But I’m going to show you how it’s done. I’ll be back with one cupcake. One.”
Inside the shop I looked through the glass at an endless variety of delicious cupcakes. I immediately started to salivate.
“Okay,” I told myself. “Two cupcakes. That will still be way less than Heather got and make my point.”
I gave my order to the girl behind the counter who then gestured to a display I hadn’t noticed.
“Would you care for some of our other baked goods?”
“Holy Schnikies,” I cried out loud as I looked over an endless variety of cookies, brownies, snicker-doodles, you name it.
“Two cupcakes and a brownie,” I decided. “That will still be less than Heather got and still make a point. Maybe not an emphatic one, but a point.”
As I ordered the brownie the girl behind the counter asked if I liked whoopie-pie.
“Whoopie-pie? I haven’t had one of those since I was a kid!”
“Ours is the best,” she boasted.
And suddenly I was a crazed madman…
“Throw one in then! You know what else? Give me one of those giant chocolate chip cookies too! And a peanut butter bar! Oh! And that caramel chew! And…”
I slumped behind the wheel with my gigantic box.
“I rescind all of my earlier judgment,” I quickly said.
Heather leaned forward to see the receipt on my box.
“TWENTY BUCKS?! ON CUPCAKES?!”
“Not just cupcakes. Cookies and brownies and other yummy stuff too.”
Heather shook her head, smirking.
“You really showed me how it’s done, Mike. Good job.”
OK cupcake shops. You’ve won this round.
What? No pictures for me to drool over at 3 am? For shame!
Next time I need a cupcake, I know who I’m going to go see!
Totally awesome post. Bwhahahaha. Classic.
I want photos too. Cupcake shops haven’t found their way to little old New Zealand yet … :o( Although perhaps that is a good thing, my husband would be worse than you!
Hey, when you’ve got a sickie at home, you need to keep your blood sugar up. Those are medicinal bakery boxes. IRS deductible! It wouldbe foolish not to maximize, right?
You would appreciate those cupcakes even more if you moved overseas, where the local’s idea of any kind of cake possibly is made from sawdust and lard (no taste but a bazillion calories).
And, I want photos, too. Cupcake porn, please.
They’re like potato chips, you can’t just eat one. And now I’m craving cupcakes. Red velvet cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting…..nom nom. I feel like the cookie monster. Well, if he was renamed the cupcake monster.
Mike, I’m afraid Heather is right, people like cupcakes and what’s worse you have proves they are a gateway sweet.
There is no hope. I’ll just have to have one to try to build up some sort of immunity.
No pics. NO PICS. ** stomping foot here ** If I can’t share in the bounty, I at least deserve the opportunity to drool on my PC screen. Have a heart Mike. Have.A.Heart.
You guys are still ahead of the game. There’s a cupcake shop in Zurich, and 18 bucks would get you two cupcakes and some crumbs.
It is a rule that you can’t go into a cupcake place and buy just one cupcake. Mmmm, I want cupcakes now!
My colleague went to the shop yesterday and said, as he always does “do you want some thing?” , so I handed over some cash and let him surprise me.
Cherry and Geranium Cupcake! OMG geranium! Gorgeous, yum, yum.
However today is Shrove Tuesday and the abstinance starts… roll on Easter Sunday as I’ve decided I dont want an egg I want one of those cupcakes!
You really showed her who was the cupcake boss huh.
Cupcakes shops abound in Boston, too. If only I could eat them…dairy allergy alas. But I remember, I do–enjoy for us all, Mike!
We live in a fairly good sized city but have somehow avoided a cupcake shop – and I’m JEALOUS! LOL. I want me some sweets!
Hmmmm. Cupcakes! Wish we had a cupcake bakery on every corner here in MN–we only have a couple and they are located in totally inconvenient areas (the parking is a B-word–so not easy with kids in tow!). Enjoy!
hahahah! Awesome! Not all cupcake places are made equally so if you find a good one – splurge!
But the best part of this post? It just reminded me that my sister-in-law left for FL this morning and her cupcakes she brought are still in the fridge! Score!
Momma Lioness Michele says:
I’ll have to show this post to my husband – I did the same thing as Heather – went in for one cupcake and came out with 6 – they all looked so delish! But unlike Heather, I shared with my hubby, or else he may have bought more than you did, Mike! Thanks for the laugh :).
I am hysterical laughing. Sorry Mike but the cupcake shop DID win!!
TOO funny!! Thank you for the laugh.
If anyone deserves those treats it’s you two! Some times you have to slurge on the good stuff and enjoy it Take care of that wonderful little girl and yourselfs!
Trisha Vargas says:
You two make me laugh. Round one definitely goes to the bakery.
We don’t have treat shops like that near us, thank goodness. I’d be in trouble.
So, so funny! You guys crack me up! what in the world did the three of you do with all that stuff?
Where’d you guys end up going? with all you got $20 doesn’t seem that bad.
It’s called Susie Cakes!
A girl and a guy apparently has to splurge on baked goods! LOL
YUMMY! I want to see pictures too!
I love CRUMBS, Magnolia Bakery and Cake Boss in NY/NJ so I go to visit I splurrgeee lol
uh, yeah you can’t rave on and on like that about all the goodies and not show us any pics!
We get pictures of Heather’s infected eye, but no pictures of cupcakes?? C’mon!?!?!?
Absolutely hysterical. You sure showed her, Mike!
I will totally NOT forgive you if you don’t take a photo of those delicious goodies and share with us!
Ahhahahaha, that’s awesome!
Brenda Vicario says:
That was hilarious, thank you for the laugh:)
As well cupcake shops should…
Aimee Hensley says:
For the record, cupcakes have always been wonderful…definitely not just within the last year or two…ALWAYS!
Now I really want a CUPCAKE!!!
I will need you or Heather to take me to this cupcake place while I’m in town next month!! Just sayin’!
Um, this is awesome.
Also, I want a cupcake shop near me.
Or maybe I don’t…..
LMAO! At the sounds of all of that goodness: Now I want a cupcake shop where I live! We were watching, “DC Cupcakes” the other day and my father was like, “I don’t like cupcakes.” It could be because the recent birthday parties we’ve been to have replaced the birthday cakes with the cupcakes, instead (though I prefer a cake over cupcakes as well).
Still: if a cupcake is good it’s good.
Now I want one!