cupcake dreams

May 9, 2010

I love fresh baked goods. And I’m not sure why, but lately I’ve been obsessed with cupcakes…especially ones with fantastic piping and huge amounts of smooth icing. I think I got started on it when Marianne Bonifacio began posting pictures of her recent cupcake-making endeavors.

I love spending time in bakeries. The hard work of a baker, I’m sure, is never fully understood by those outside of the trade–extreme early morning hours ensure fresh baked goods to costumers all day long, and the work is never quite done. When I spent the summer in Savannah, Georgia a couple years ago, my best friend was working at Harris Baking Company on E Liberty St. She worked out front, but described the grueling work of the bakers in the back. They are certainly to be admired. How can we not be thankful for those who provide us with fresh, delicious baked goods? And how can we so often forgo it for convenience and imitation stuff that’s chock-full of preservatives?

Speaking of Savannah, there is another fantastic bakery there called Back in the Day Bakery, where this sweet cupcake came from.

Maybe when Luke and I relocate to Charlotte in September I’ll pick up a special treat once in awhile from Polka Dot Bake Shop. They look amazing!

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