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Posted on Friday 17 July 2009 at 8:56 pm

Now that's a cupcake!


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One of my summer roommates told me that there was a Crumbs bakery just down the street from us and that I have to go. Crumbs is one of those fancy cupcake places, the kind that celebrities are photographed entering or leaving and when the photos appear in some trashy magazine with a brief description of the place those of us in the real world scratch out heads and ask "Five dollars for a cupcake? Really?" My roommate swore the cupcakes were fantastic and actually a pretty good deal because they are huge so she always cuts hers in half and gets two desserts out of it. She also told me that right now they have four special Harry Potter themed cupcakes in honor of the movie so I decided I had to check it out.

When I went this evening, they only had two of the special Harry Potter cupcakes left. My roommate had told me about one of them, one that was not in stock this evening, so only one of the four remains a mystery. The one my roommate described is supposedly called the Half-Blood and is half white cake and half red velvet cake (blood, I guess) with some kind of filling and vanilla frosting. One of the ones in stock this evening was the Gryffindor. It was a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and red and gold sprinkles around the edges. It seemed too tame. If I'm going to get a gourmet cupcake, I want it to be something special. I was debating the blueberry cobbler (I love me some blueberry!) or the Boston Creme, but then I saw the other Harry Potter special cupcake that was in stock. It was called Stupefy, a name I assume must be ironic as the cupcake in question seemed designed solely to make one bounce off walls. This was a rather ordinary vanilla cake with vanilla frosting, but on top of that frosting was sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, toffee bits, and as the gentleman serving me put it, "I'm really not sure what else; whatever they had in stock and wanted to throw on top." Don't believe me? See for yourself:



As if that weren't enough, this behemoth was filled with chocolate buttercream.



I took my roommate's advice and only ate half of this gigantic cupcake (it is at least four inches wide) and I think that may have been about twice what I should have had. These cupcakes could easily be three or four desserts and it was only $3.75 so my five dollars was a bit of an over-estimate. It was definitely worth it and I'll have to try at least one more flavor before I leave. While it will be at least a few days before I go back to buy another cupcake (I still have half of the Stupefy after all) I'll try to swing by tomorrow to find out what the fourth Harry Potter special cupcake is.
Stuffed!
Feeling: Stuffed!
Exploring: Union Square, NYC

Comments:

What's Taters, Precious?
mrstater at 2:28 am on 18 July 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Okay, considering I ate a half a box of Hot Tamales and sipped at some lemonade last night at HBP and was up till 3:30 AM on a sugar high, your Stupefy in no way appeals to me. But that's pretty stinking awesome of that bakery, and I'm glad you enjoyed your treat.
Jules
littlepixiechic at 2:16 pm on 18 July 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I totally want that cupcake now.
Wild Magelet
wildmagelet at 10:59 pm on 18 July 2009 (UTC) (Link)
Drool. Anything with coloured sprinkles gets me. :)
Kathy
lady_katvic at 6:50 pm on 22 July 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I want! *pouts*


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