Friday, March 26, 2010

Cupcake friday

I had the day off today and spent part of it at the Ferry Building. The weather was sunny and bright and for awhile I sat on the pier, drinking a latte, watching the boats, and looking at Treasure Island. Isn't that civilized for a Friday?

Here's a mediocre photo I took with my iPhone.


When I'd had enough of that, I browsed the fabulous shops, then met my friend Kami for lunch at Market Bar.

I've known Kami for 19 years. We met in college, and lived together first in Los Angeles, then in San Francisco. We've seen each other through school, graduate school, countless jobs, family problems, deaths, boyfriends, apartments, husbands, dogs, and one baby. Among the things I've learned as I've gotten older is that there's no substitution for old friends. I treasure them, deeply.

We talked about all kinds of things, some serious and many not. When we were done with lunch, we found ourselves in front of Miette.

We like to support local businesses, especially during this turbulent economy, and thought it only right to purchase a few sweets. Kami bought some caramels, and I purchased two chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. The nice lady packed them in a tiny little box and off I went.


When I got home, I was worried about the cupcakes and thought it a good idea to check on them.

I admired them for a long time.


Aren't they irresistible?And they're so...small. One person could easily eat two.

The husband doesn't know I bought them.

What he doesn't know can't hurt him.

Ssshh! Happy weekend!

21 comments:

  1. I love Miette. Everything is so fab there. So the hubby wasn't any wiser when he saw an unfamiliar, empty pink box in the garbage can? heehee

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  2. Why (at least to me) does a big cake with swirly frosting and sprinkles look kind of gaudy, juvenile and possibly cheap BUT a cupcake with swirly frosting and sprinkles looks whimsical, enticing and delicious?! Mmm, they look so good. I think small desserts are made small for the exact purpose of eating more than one. - Pete

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  3. Oh you are so naughty. But i would do the same thing :) they really do look positively irresistible. Sometimes a girl needs some threats that she doesnt have to share.
    Have a great weekend!
    *kisses* HH

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  4. i was going to praise you for being so selfless, supporting local businesses and even going so far as to make sure your cupcakes made it home all right. then you went and ate both yourself, not sharing with your mate. how selfis...no, i can't even finish that sentence. i would've done the same thing. :)

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  5. LOL! Yes, I would have done exactly the same thing too, while rationalising that hubs doesn't actually really like chocolate that much anyway :D

    What a gorgeous photo. We spent a lovely meandering day like that today too :) Have a great weekend, and here's to old friends!

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  6. yes, one the pitfalls of blogging is that you can't hide anything from the hubz... I love the ferry building, looks like a lovely day!

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  7. Duuuuude...how many times have I bought two Easter rolls (ABC in Cville), two slices of green tea cake (Alpha in Nashvegas) or two mini-cupcakes (Bent Spoon in Pton) and just eaten both? Think Ernie with his two slices of pizza and two glasses of grape juice. P. S. I miss Miette!

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  8. If he doesn't read your blog, he'll be none the wiser.......

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  9. These are so cute! Your secret is safe with me!

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  10. hahahahahahahahahahahaha,...funny you!! Those cupcakes look very cute & adorable!! Ooy yes!

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  11. Your secret is safe with me! And who can blame you? They're so small....and it would only be a couple bites. Nobody would ever know.
    Unless.....he read this! Oh dear.

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  12. Truth be told, I got a cupcake out of the deal. Although, now that I think about it, it did have a bite taken out of it.

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  13. My hubby was just in your neck of the woods. He raved about the bread and the coffee. : ) He must have missed this little gem though, or he's keeping secrets from me. haha

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  14. Everything tastes better with sprinkles! Glad The Husband also got a treat, but the way I look at it is this: we don't even know how many treats The Husbands have had that we didn't get to partake in, so party on! -cwt

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  15. You really have a great sense of humor. This was a wonderful post. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  16. I suppose I should come clean...I controlled myself and managed to spare the husband one cupcake. I don't know how I found it in me--I'm really very weak when it comes to cake.

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  17. I love to bake my own sweets but there is something so appealing about goodies in a bakery store display case - they're irresistible!

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  18. Oh, you know I love cupcakes. How was Miette's version? Sometimes I think they're cupcakes are toooo pretty to eat (and overpriced).

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  19. Domestic Adventurer: I agree-homebaked is generally best but sometimes I can't resist something so gorgeous as a fancy little cupcake!

    Ben: Overpriced, yes. pretty, yes. Too pretty to eat? No. I gobbled it. It was good. Let's meet at the ferry building one day for a cupcake!

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