Saying you don’t like cupcakes is like admitting you don’t like puppies or -gasp- babies! It’s a declaration that you are a sociopath of epic proportions. One that only goes out on even-numbered days and eats white foods on a Wednesday, green foods on a Thursday and so on. Say it out loud and you will be ostracised!
They are like a fancy invitation to a lame party! All dolled up and adorable, with bright colours and confetti – take a bite and you realise that it’s just a plain vanilla sponge with some coloured butter cream icing on top.
I have a friend with a vested interest in cupcakes so I met her at Cupcake for coffee. I ordered a lemon cupcake to see if maybe I had the cupcake thing all wrong. Yah, no. Still don’t like cupcakes. What a way to use up an allocation of 300 + calories! Give me a wedge of oozing cheese any day or a slice of tart.
However, I do realize that there are gazillions of cupcake mad people out there. And for you, you should visit this place. It’s in Friedrichshain, on a pretty tree-lined street. It has lovely silver wallpaper and a vitrine full of colourful cupcakes with a few plastic toys meandering through the display. The staff is lovely and it’s full of young mothers and non-mothers (it seems to be favoured by the female sex).
Cupcake has been supplying Berliners with their cupcake hit for about 3 years now and it’s so popular. Bloggers (like Anne’s Kitchen) swoon over it.
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