That’s right. I said it. I have cheated at card games! I am a big, fat cheater. (I said I was competitive, I didn’t say I was always proud of it.) Now, I haven’t done this for a long, long time. When my sisters and I used to play when we were younger I had no qualms about sneaking a peak at their hands to see what I was up against. Thankfully, I risen above my cheating ways.
But, I still know how to win. Or at the very least, find a way to get what I want out of situations. Take my journalism assignments for example. Last year, I painstakingly twisted, maneuvered, and tailored my ideas so that I got to write about what I wanted to – not necessarily what was originally assigned.
Like food. I found a way to write about, go somewhere, or talk to someone that was “food-centric.”
And it was brilliant. I had some of the most amazing experiences and interviews from these assignments. One of these assignments involved a trip to Sarah’s Pastries and Candies to interview chef and owner, Sarah Levy.
Before I even went to her shop, I was a huge fan of Sarah. Not only is she an alum from my school, but she started her own business at only 23! Hello, idol! When I sampled her treats? Forget about it, I was a goner! A sugar-induced coma goner!
The first thing I had was the fresh strawberry cupcake with strawberry buttercream.
Normally, I am not a huge fan of strawberry flavored baked goods. If I want fruit, I’ll eat fruit. I don’t want fruit in my cake. But this changed all my ideas about strawberry cake! Light, moist, tender heaven. That was this cupcake. And the buttercream?! A Swiss meringue that was light as air and not too sweet – the perfect complement to a cake that was sugary sweet from fruit.
After the interview Sarah was kind enough to give me a box of cupcakes to take home (Score 1 for journalists)! Although I wanted to be a miser and keep them all to myself I knew that
I would eat them all in one sitting cupcakes are best when shared with friends, so I did just that. I did keep the carrot cake cupcake for myself, though. Like any other version of carrot cake it was moist, spicy, sweet and the cream cheese frosting was tangy.
|Berry pie with crumb topping. Sigh.|
Sarah doesn’t just do cupcakes though! She’s got chocolates, candies, cookies, and a huge business of personalized cakes. And then some. They even serve savory lunch items in the store. I really have to get back there to try more menu items.
|Look at everything we could buy! And eat!|
Anyone want to come with?