The Boston Foodie reports people stood in line for two hours on Saturday for the opening of a new cupcake joint on Newbury Street:
In front of me was a mother and daughter, self-professed foodies. The mother asked me: "Do I really want to wait two hours? I could just come back tomorrow and pay the $2.75 for a taste of one." Good point. I told her I was tempted to do the same but did not want to miss out on the experience of this weirdness. She chatted me up and I explained that I was a food writer so this was just not just a waste of two hours. I was actually at work. She loved that idea, that this could be a job.
Inexplicably, Molly Galler passed and instead visited Monumental Cupcakes in JP, where they'd made cupcakes just for her and her dad:
When it was our turn to order I told the woman behind the counter that I had spoken to someone on Twitter about special flavors for today. She asked, "Your name?" When I told her she said, "Oh yes! We made Heath bar for your dad!" I could feel my smile growing wider. How cool is that?
Of course we ordered one Heath bar cupcake, but we also wanted to try a second flavor. After much deliberation we settled on the Belgian chocolate.
Mike the Mad Biologist is mad that his neighborhood is getting another damn cupcake outlet, when residents can't even buy a loaf of fresh bread.
Observant Jews who might be jonesing for some serious cupcake action after Passover will have to avoid the new Crumbs on Federal Street - it's the only Crumbs that isn't kosher.
Sugar on Washington Street in Roslindale was selling these cupcakes today.
Megan shows us cupcakes by the bushel at yesterday's CupcakeCamp in Somerville.
Tspoon provides a little food porn from Sugar on Centre Street.
Carolyn Grantham alerts us to the existence of deep-fried cupcakes, at Kick Ass Cupcakes:
... We ate it walking down the street, our faces smeared with chocolate syrup and cream. It's not something one can consume delicately or with any pretense of sophistication. It's also something best shared; a whole one may just finish off a healthy person of average size. ...
Now if you have the cojones to call your cupcakes "KickAss" don't you think there should be a shred of that bravado in the product?
I heard about KickAss Cupcakes from a friend and the name was so enticing, that I couldn't wait to check it out. I've had delicious cupcakes from the hot spots in NYC and had hoped that this was a local-neighborhood spot that could rival those cupcake Meccas.
Some Assembly Required and spouse head over to Davis Square for some of the new cupcakes; he reports they're either seriously over-priced at $2.75 or under-sized. He adds:
... Saturday we stopped in Ball Square to get a snack at Lyndell's bakery. They make some pretty great pastries; I'm quite partial to their raspberry danish. And they also make cupcakes, which are generously sized and cost 90 cents each.
Chef Brad Brown of the Blue Frog Bakery got really creative for Halloween this year and baked the cupcakes from every protective parent's nightmares. SPOOKY!