Thursday, October 27, 2011

Crack Cakes

So I attended a FAB event last night that served gourmet appetizers and finger foods. It was a girly girl, fashion benefit and auction for the Ellie Fund, a wonderful charitable organization that supports women with breast cancer and their families. It was a beautiful and fun event and all the ladies that attended had a fantastic time buying raffle tickets and bidding on gorgeous fashions for a great cause. Among all the gorgeous tables decorated with brie cheeses, chutney, clove spreads, hummus and vegetables were the most beautiful displays of cupcakes.

Cupcakes dressed in the pink and white breast cancer ribbons with white frosting and a small red carnation on top.

There were vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes and carrot cupcakes and they were amazing! Almost every woman at the event either had a cupcake while at the event or could be seen taking home one or two cupcakes on a plate. While I abstained from eating the gorgeous confections, it got me to thinking about cupcakes and why we are reduced to a kid in a candy store window at the sight of a gorgeous one. I spotted on woman sitting away from all of the activity of the night, quietly enjoying her cupcake in peace. The look of enjoyment was evident in her quiet smile and contented gaze.... And I was across the room.

Yet I can't blame her. What is it about cupcakes that make us happy? Crack cakes, as they are referred to in The Daily Dandy household, are the dessert of choice any time the subject is brought up. I even bought a fancy, super duper cupcake container to house and keep fresh 3 dozen cupcakes at once. Creative artists can turn a single cupcake into a masterful object of everyone's desire and of course, they have become so trendy with cupcake bakery's popping up all over.The idea behind one small cake giving so much sensory pleasure and without too much guilt can be comforting,

Now if they could find a formula to remove all calories I think cupcakes could be petitioned as one of the four basic food groups.


Anonymous said...

Cupcakes: the tease of the sweets family.

And tease is only have the word.

sybil law said...

I'm not a big fan of cake, but I do love me some cupcakes. They're just perfect.

Lil' Nigglet said...

CRACK cakes ?


Scope said...

I like a good cup cake too. Portion control and all that.

Speaking of Breast Cancer fund raisers and cup cakes... ;-)

MarkD60 said...

I could put away a lot of those cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

MMM...mmmm....crack cakes! I'm not big on cake, pies or cookies, but there's just something about cupcakes that lures me in. I usually just eat the icing off the little thing and have a nibble or two.

If you think about it, it's the perfect guilt-free treat. It's so small that's all anyone needs - just a taste.

Muffins seem to be getting bigger year after year (the edible kind, that is - wait, I'm just getting myself in trouble here, right? My goodness, I walked myself right into that one, didn't I?) Anyway, my point is a cupcake is the perfect treat.

Cora said...

Cupcakes are just CUTE, darn it! Who can resist teeny little pretty cakes?!

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