You know that feeling of anticipation before a trip or Christmas or a birthday (when you were a kid)? You can’t sleep the night before and time creeps by. You find yourself watching the clock and counting down the minutes. That’s how I felt all day today as I awaited my Georgetown Cupcake order. I found myself looking out the window and checking the delivery status online every hour or so. It was driving me crazy to know that my cupcakes had been touring the central Arkansas countryside in the back of a FedEx truck since they left Conway at 7:34 this morning. Is it pathetic that I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw this:
Maybe it’s more pathetic that I took time to grab my camera and take a picture……
Anyhoo, my family gathered around the table as I carefully opened the adorable pink box.
I was giggling as I opened the box. After my horrific cupcake experience in Minneapolis, I just knew that these things were going to be fabulous.
According to their website, the cupcakes are frozen before they’re shipped. Then they are packaged and wrapped in insulated bubble wrap. Like this:
The box is shipped overnight. (By the way, “overnight” should mean “they’ll be there by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning”. It’s torture to make a girl wait all day.)
Inside the bubble wrap is another super cute pink box and an ice pack:
Inside the 2nd box………
wait for it…….
wait for it……
You can wipe your chin now.
I was surprised to find that some of the cupcakes were still frozen. Not that it kept me from digging in…..
I didn’t eat them all myself….although it was tempting. I divided each cake into 6 pieces so we could all taste. The first one we tried was Mint Cookies & Cream. Words cannot describe the deliciousness of this cupcake. If you are a fan of Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream you will love this one.
Some of our other favorites were the Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl (this is a Reese’s cup in cupcake form), Coconut, and Honey Banana. My least favorite was the Chocolate Banana. The frosting tasted a little too much like banana Laffy Taffy. Other flavors in my assorted box were Chocolate Mint, Cinnamon, Key Lime, Maple, Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel, and Toffee Crunch. We made it through 9 cupcakes before we decided we needed a break. The Salted Caramel, Toffee Crunch, and Chocolate Mint are yet to be tasted. I’m saving the best for last.
Sometime tonight, after everyone else is in bed, I’m going to brew a pot of coffee and curl up on my sofa with my last 3 cupcakes. I’ll cut them into 6 pieces (like I did earlier) but this time I’m not sharing. I’ll savor each and every bite and will most likely lick the wrapper and my fingers. I figure I had better enjoy my goodies before my visit to the cardiologist next week. I have a sneaky suspicion that he’s going to find a 1 inch thick coating of buttercream frosting surrounding my heart and force me to go on a strict diet.
For those of you that don’t know about Georgetown Cupcake, these girls have a show on TLC called DC Cupcakes. After reading reviews about Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes) and Cake Boss making cakes that were less than edible, I was extremely curious as to whether the girls at Georgetown Cupcake would live up to the TV hype. They did not disappoint! So, order some cupcakes for you and/or a friend or for me (hint, hint). The price is steep, but remember….we live in Arkansas. Normal people pay more than $18 a dozen for cupcakes.