9.20.2012

Cupcake Love


It's National Cupcake Week... in the UK! But I'm celebrating it anyway, because if you've followed this blog for a while, you might know that I'm a cupcake lover. Actually, that's not entirely true, I can take or leave a cupcake, unless it's from Enjoy Cupcakes, then I will most definitely take one! Or more than one. Since I just finished up sharing all about our Vintage L.A. trip, I thought in honor of this week of cupcake love, I would also share where we went on our way to and from Los Angeles. Yep, we went twice, Los Olivos is right on the way! And because this vacation was all the way back in June (I know I'm terrible at keeping up with things), I've gone back quite a few times since then.
 
We tried out one of the new flavors, Vanilla Chili Lime Pistachio, which sounds extremely odd and possibly gross, but I've never had a cupcake at Enjoy that I didn't like, no matter how weird the ingredients might seem. It's vanilla cake, filled with chili lime curd, topped with pistachio frosting and chili lime pistachios. It was really good! It definitely had a kick, and I'm not sure if I would be able to eat a full size version of it without some water on hand, but it was certainly a winner. I recommend Enjoy to pretty much everyone I know, and I'm happy to say Liezl was impressed! As is everyone else I've directed their way.
 
I'm not sure if I've done a cupcake post since Saarloos & Sons (the winery & tasting house where Enjoy is located) set up a photo booth, but in case I haven't already mentioned it, they did, and it's awesome! We abuse it a little bit, because it's free and unlimited, and you can have your photos emailed to yourself. So of course we take full advantage of it. Jose will take about six or seven photos of himself drinking wine each time we go. We could probably fill an album with all of the photos we've taken already.
 
This is slightly unrelated to the rest of this post, but for National Cupcake Week, here's a peek at my amazing cupcake hat made by Twinkie Chan, the queen of crocheted foods! I'm going to be wearing it to Enjoy this weekend; they've got some of my absolute favorites on the menu! Is anyone else celebrating cupcakes this week? I hope I'm not the only one!

15 comments:

  1. ooh I didn't know about national cupcake week!! I think I'll have to swing by my favorite cupcake shop now ...like I needed an excuse lol ;D

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    1. I sure don't need excuses for cupcakes, hehe.

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  2. Noooooooooooooooo now I have to go eat some!!!! I think my fave so far in SF is Kara's Cupcakes!

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    1. Haha sorry to force you into cupcakes! I'm really excited to wear my awesome cupcake hat when I go get cupcakes, I think they're going to love it!

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  3. These cupcakes look so great. We have a new Cupcake Shop in town and I haven't visited them yet! I might have to go now ;)

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  4. I live in England and didn't know it was National Cupcake Week!! I know who's going to the bakery right now ;)

    Morgue x

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    1. I'm not sure if it's really a recognized holiday or more of a for-fun thing but either way I'll celebrate cupcakes any day!

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  5. i didn't know it was national cupcake week! i'll have to stop by a local shop. cute blog!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  6. It sounds and looks absolutely delicious! <3
    Not to mention your hat. If it was edible, I'd try it :3 So cute!

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    1. It does look pretty delicious as hats go, haha. Thank you!

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  7. that is the cutest beret EVER.

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    1. Thank you Katrina! Twinkie Chan really makes the best stuff, I wish I could buy all of it!

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  8. I adore cupcakes but I must say that your hair color blew me away in this post..
    you are soo cute!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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