Sunday, June 15, 2008

so this is love

About a week ago, one of my co-workers brought a dozen luscious cupcakes from the store Trophy to work. Six women, a shared office in which various cupcake-stealers come & go, and a box of 12 decadent, beautifully decorated fresh cupcakes...and what do you think happened? For my part, I will say that I was *quite* good and only devoured 1/2 of a triple chocolate (as pictured above) and 1/2 of a lemon-strawberry.

These little babies were so delightful that for the next week that like the thrill of a new love, the thought of cupcakes almost never left my waking thoughts. I think I mentioned cupcakes at least once a day. I was slowly (but decidedly) driving Andrew crazy. I don't think he was even aware of how tempting it was to just leave it all behind for a cupcake. So it was no surprise that by the time next Thursday rolled around, I simply begged to take our first journey to said store. We purchased a grand total of four for ourselves--2 triple chocolates(his-n-hers), 1 chocolate-vanilla (Andrew) and 1 lemon (me).

I warned Andrew that they were quite rich...and perhaps should only be eaten a half at a time. Also, that perhaps this was a bi-curious cupcake with which might induce uncontrollable swooning on his part. Needless to say, I went off to work and Andrew went home with the cupcakes. By the time I got home, he had 1 cupcake left and was decidedly smitten. By the next day, there was a single triple-chocolate remaining and Andrew warned me that it might not last that much longer, so I'd better eat it.

You know you really love someone when you split an amazingly rich cupcake--that can rightfully be described as chocolate mousse atop of a velevt-y chocolate devil's food cake--without a second thought. I'm contemplating returning to Trophy today today to buy some for good ol' Dad who took an overtime shift (silly man!) at the fire department on Father's Day.

For you avid bakers, never fear...Trophy has shared recipes on their website and even made the hallowed fame of Martha Stewart. If you want a reason to buy a kitchen torch, this Chocolate Graham Cupcake is the perfect one for you... I've yet to try it out, but I'm convinced it scrumptious and undoubtedly good in bed.


Tania said...

Ack!!! I'm drooling now! You just touched on my weak spot! This is coming from a girl who bought a cupcake book. I only heard of Cupcake Royale and I didn't even try them. I'm definitely hitting up Trophy on my next visit. Cupcakes are trendy now--we even had a shop open up in the UA student center. I was a little (ok, a lot) disappointed.

Amy said...

Sounds delicious!

Bree said...

Ok after I read this I mentioned something about cupcakes to Mark, and he brought me an entire dozen pink strawberry cupcakes! Not that I need a dozen cupcakes. But they were really yummy! I will have to try the Trophy cupcakes sometime.

Jaime said...

Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing the link to the recipes too, yummy!!!

And you're right. Love is sharing that last delectable sweet treat. ;)