Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Mighty Cupcake

This is an ode to cupcakes ..


I like cupcakes. Ok, so maybe I more than like cupcakes, maybe I love them a little too much and consider it an unquestionable character flaw to think otherwise. As you'll see I have had the privilege of eating amazing cupcakes with some amazing people from all over the world ... Which I think proves one undeniable fact - cupcakes make the world a better place.

First time at Magnolia with Cat

British and Australian boys may laugh at your cupcakes, but wait until
they take their first bites .... then listen to the extraordinary sounds they make.



New Orleans, Austin, New York ... and possibly Stockholm ... They are always a pleasure with the Swede.



Even Klauss has a sweet tooth.




Which leads me to today. I found a cupcake shop in Haeundae. Before I say anything about it I want to give you a little context. Koreans love bakeries. They are everywhere and you will most certainly always bump into someone holding a cake box on the subway. Young and old, girls and boys, Koreans seem to really like their bakeries. The thing is, these desserts and cakes although always adorable and beautifully decorated fail to seduce my western palate, and it's not for lack of trying. Every month the little wolves have a birthday party and all the mothers bring in cakes and goodies and after sampling more than enough cakes I can safely say I'm not impressed.

And so here I am in Korea and congrats to you little cupcakes, you've made your little way over to this side of the globe.
... and you look as beautiful as ever ...



... but something was missing.

1 comment:

bottleofbeans said...

God I love cake!! If it wasn't 1am I would be out looking for cake now!