04 September 2006

10 so maybe i'm a racist

chicago is a city of cupcakes. seriously. we are surrounded. by trixies, cabs, and cupcakes. my personal cupcake fetish was kicked off last winter, when i laid eyes upon a red velvet confection at eatzi's. it was the cupcake of my dreams. and because i have yet to fork over the $4, it is a decadent dream deferred.

a big fan of self-denial, healthy food and cheaptasticness, i very rarely partake of the hordes of cupcakes we encounter. thus, my appreciation is most often limited to lust. frequent whisphers, in salacious tones, of ooooh... look at that cupcake. it's kind of gross. it's kind of humbert humbert.

in the cupcake world, i'm a pretty big deal. i have, after all, earned the nickname "Cupcake." but only with the assembling of the cupcake mountain for the king's return did i realize a foul truth.

i hate white cupcakes. they will not mix properly. they will not pry from the pan. they have no structural integrity. their heads will not hold on to their bottoms. unlike their chocolate brethren, the white cupcakes made me doubt what no Cupcake should ever question: my own ability to cupcake. white cupcakes are an unruly bunch and they are now my forsworn enemies. yes, it's an ugly truth. i am a cupcake biggot. there. i said it.

10 comments:

nick said...

what about yellow cupcakes?

oline said...

dunno. perhaps it's just because i'm so experienced with the chocolates. we're tight. while the whites and i are on the outs, maybe the yellows and me could be cool. my bigotry would seem to have it's limits since i'm in love with a red. but then i always was a bolshevik.

nick said...

have recipe for port wine cake that could translate well to the cup... interested? it's so easy.

oline said...

yes, but only if it comes with promsies that their tops will hold on to their bottoms!

Meggie said...

Caro... Remember the cupcakes at Marshall Fields??? Next time I'm in Chicago, I'm buying you one!!

BTW, finally wore that orange 3/4 sleeve shirt that I bought from H&M with the scoopneck. LOVE IT! Why will they not let us buy online!!!

oline said...

oooooh. forgot about those. they were beautiful. conveniently across the street from h+m too. that would be altogether too much happiness- to achieve cupcake and h+m.

worn that mini?! to die for but oh so almost very obscene! am on the verge of just saying to hell with seventy degrees (or other colors for that matter) and wearing the yellow sunglasses, yellow coat, yellow skirt and yellow sweater and carrying the yellow bag and putting on the "woman in yellow" perfume anyway- even though they're entirely season inappropriate and i would probably have heatsroke and die. i need to be yellow!

Meggie said...

Wore the mini... Ironically on my last date with Steve... Have worn it elsewhere and gotten many compliments. One dude asked if it was for my niece.

Thinking of you today. Wearing my Urban Outfitters "Irish Girl" tee. We must do shopping again sometime soon. We'll see if I get this new job. Although RIC is hiring for tons of SLPs (Rehab Institute of Chicago)

oline said...

hoping to make the perinnial franklin christmas visit. you're in debt for an overnighter and have promised lindear a visit and must see partner before i loose my mind. and, of course, there'll be shopping. green hills? if you moved to chicago, i would become the poorest person, though your presence would push fabulousness to a whole new level. ah, how i miss my valentine!

Osutein-sensei said...

the cupcakes, both white and black, were delicious. Many thanks. It was good seeing you, Toe-sock, the Danator, and even 2D Croftie. I'll have to host a soire soon at my new digs. Strangely enough, going by CTA is very easy as the Uk Vill buses, west-bound, all say "to Austin." How's that for convenience?

Meggie said...

You can stay on my couch (or in my bed *waggles eyebrows) if you need. Love the fabulousness of living downtown. Definately will Green Hills because of J. Crew, Tiffany, and BCBG.

BTW, don't know if you heard the horrid news. We had a sign that the Antichrist is coming. Parisian's got sold to Belks. BELKS!!! It's like Kohls but worse!! *sighs* I'm such a fashion whore.