I should have never learned how to bake. It ruins stuff for me, like all these cupcake shops popping up around town. I think it's a crime to pay $3 for 1 damn cupcake. Especially when I know I can make a two dozen for about $10.
Sometime last year I want to Red Velvet in DC. I was highly disappointed. My friend was more then happy with it, I told her is was garbage and I could do better. When you know how to make something you judge everything different. Fast forward I'm at lunch with the same friend and she says this place Hello Cupcake is the truth. I'm willing to give it a try so we go in.
First thing I notice is the design of the place. Pink and white, real girly I just couldn't see 6 dudes walking up in there to buy some cupcakes after a night of parting... lol Are cupcakes feminine? don't answer that... All cupcake places have some crazy flavors, my friend says the pumpkin spice with cream cheese icing is good but I need to try something crazy. If I'm pay $3 for a cupcake I want it to be something I'm not going to make at home.
I decide on a Elvis, it's banana cake with peanut butter frosting. Yup just odd enough for me and my money. They toss the cupcakes in the bag and we take a seat. 1 bite and I know these people are CRUSHING that Red Velvet place, it's really moist and rich... Good stuff. I'm a lil jealous, so I'm sitting there thinking I need to make some more cupcakes. I just need some more exotic flavors, I don't want to sell them i just want the challenge. I get a bite of the pumpkin spice one and I KNOW I can make that. I have a ton of pumpkin to get rid of and I've made cream cheese icing before. A plan forms... I'm making pumpkin spice cupcakes this weekend.