I might have mentioned that my friendship with Elaine grew out of a mutual love of baked goods. So it really should have come as no surprise when she told me we’d be taste testing cakes for her munchkin’s 1st birthday party.
Now, I’m all for eating my face off. I love cakes. I love cupcakes. I love cookies. Hell, I love food in general, but a girl like me cannot afford to go blindly into a cake taste off. Elaine, and her skinny self, on the other hand, can. While she’s got guns from carrying around a baby all day, I don’t. So, while one of us can afford to indulge, the other one really just shouldn’t.
But I did.
Oh, I did alright.
And I loved every sugar filled second of it.
From the mini cupcakes from Magpies*
to the slices of cake from (insert bakery name here).
And then I walked back to Atlanta ate more. Chinese for dinner to be exact. BBQ the next day. And I haven’t even talked about the fantastic brunch I had before the cake off extravaganza happened. I’ll leave that for Thursday, when I’ve finally come down from my sugar high.
*And on a different note I wanted to highlight some of the cakes from Magpies. Unlike one little bakery that shall remain nameless, Magpies was perfectly happy to let me take pictures of their goodies. The sweet lady working even cleaned the cases that housed the cupcakes before I took pictures! And for that, I thank you Magpies.
If you’re ever in Knoxville and are in need of a sugar fix, go to Magpies. In all sincerity, they have some of the best icing I have ever tasted. (And I have tasted a lot in my day.)