Friday, February 26, 2010

Not Impressed.

So while out last weekend we headed to Saratoga and I wanted a cupcake. I thought Spa City Cupcakes would still be in the Downstreet Marketplace on Broadway but it wasn't...instead it was Betty's Cakes. Not that Spa City Cupcakes was any big deal, the cupcakes there were dry, badly decorated and at the time I had thought overpriced. But boy was I wrong....first lets go over the positives of the new place. 1. It was very cutely decorated and retro looking. 2. there was a line, so I was thinking they have GOT to be good. 3. There was a good variety of flavors and the prices were on the wall. 4. Good sodas, real sugar, cute design.

So we're in line and the board says there are 3 different prices for cupcakes. I'm thinking (stupidly I guess) that there was no way possible that a regular sized cupcake would be $4.50. FOUR FIFTY! Come on! We get our selections, get a soda to share and they ring us up for over $11.00. My husband looks at the girl like she rang us up for 4 cupcakes...but no, just the 2 and a soda. WTF? This had better be the best damn cupcake I've ever had, and I bake some pretty mean all natural organic cupcakes!

We head to the record shop making fun of our little confections which were individually wrapped in a plastic container with a huge sticker on top. That might of been my first clue- most of the price was going to the look of the cupcake, the packaging of the cupcake, the effing sticker. I made fun of it to the record shop guy and he agreed, 'better be the fucking best cupcake ever!'. Well, we hoped...flash forward to 9pm that night. We got out our cupcakes and bit in. My blueberry pancake cupcake had a nice taste, but for $4 freakin 50 I would of thought that the trick of dousing the shrivelled little blueberries in flour first so they didn't sink to the bottom of the cake would of been on the bakers mind. But it wasn't. The cake was moist, the frosting was mapley, but overall not the best cupcake I've ever had. Sigh.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Vagina Monologues

I'm going. Tonight. It's at Skidmore College in Saratoga at 8pm and tickets are OVERsold so.........unless you got a ticket, you're not goin'. Wheeee!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Darling Pet Hats

Found this lovely on xmoonbloom's etsy site and I'm in love! I wish I knew how to 1. crochet better 2. get Fartbomb to wear one, or maybe Noodle 3. get one of them to sit still long enough for such lovely photos!

$20.00 per pet hat and it's a super cute crochet artist from California.

Dear XMoonBloom.......I totally am in love with your shop! xo Jill

Monday, February 15, 2010

Home remedies and hurdy gurdies

I think I'm on a hurdy gurdy kick. The band Djinn has one in it and I'm in love with their stuff. What's fun is making a room full of older women belly dance to it all while I'm jamming out dancing to my own beat. I'm sure they'll catch on to the greatness of it all....eventually.

Fartbomb (cat at bottom of page) still has conjuncitivitis. He's not doing well with the stupid gel we have to smoosh in his poor eyes and tries to bite me every 12 hours. So I read up on the great curing powers of ACV. Yes, apple cider vinegar. Now not only does he have goopy eyes, swollen eyes, but now he reeks of vinegar. Awesome.

My cat hates me.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Unicorn Cake

Quite possibly the most stupid and most brilliant thing I've made all week. How did I do it?

1. Buy cake mix, bake the cake and let it cool.
2. Whip up some raspberry buttercream frosting
(1 lb powdered sugar, 1 stick of cabot butter, a little less than 1/4 cup of homemade raspberry jam, some tablespoons of vanilla soy milk)
3. cover it with rainbow sprinkles
4. go get a $5 box of ponies
5. dig a knife in the ponies heads
6. stick candles in the heads of the ponies
7. stick ponies (now UNICORNS) in the cake
8. ta freakin da, unicorn cake

Genious. And stupid.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wormie Cupcakes

I'm sure everyone on the planet has done these before, but it was my first time last week to do the dirt/worm cupcakes. They turned out super cute! Though I never tried one (trying to eat less sugar and crap) and these were marble out of the box as apposed to my home made organic recipe. And the worms were made of gelatin, and the tops were crushed Oreos, all big no's for me lately...but they will looked cute and the teens ate them up because when you're 16 you don't give a crap about what you eat I guess!