Sometimes in life, you just need to keep calm and eat a cupcake.
A strawberry shortcake cupcake from Swirlz, to be exact. And while you’re at it, you may as well see what else they have to offer. Twixie is a good example. Chocolate cake, shortbread cookie, salted caramel buttercream and caramel drizzle. Check all of the above.
We’ve come this far…why not go for the trifecta? Two words: banana chocolate.
Sadly, these cupcakes weren’t all for me, but I did get a good bite of each one and rest assured, I felt incredibly calm while taste testing. That is, until the inevitable sugar rush took over. I am not responsible for what happened after that.
When I wasn’t feasting on buttercream, I was fascinated by the city. Ever wonder how they get those company names to appear on the tops of the buildings? Well, wonder no more. A helicopter sweeps into the street and carries each letter through the air.
It was a bit surreal to see a “flying E,” but very cool. Judging by the number of people on the street, I was not the only one who felt that way. The curiosity got to me and I discovered that Unitrin changed their name to Kemper. And that might be the first and last time I link to an insurance company on a food blog!
Although the weekend is coming to a close, I am extremely excited about the week ahead. I’ll be en route to Arizona to participate in another year of Mountain Magic (see last year’s recaps here and here). I can’t wait to play golf with Mama Bender and see if we can take the championship that eluded us by one stroke last year.
Wish us luck – and see you in AZ!
How was your weekend? What did you do?