Let’s talk about cupcakes. Stuffed cupcakes to be specific. Great way to start Monday morning, huh? We got the Cooking Channel, so now I have not one, but two, choices for quality food programming 24 hours a day. If you consider endless reruns of Chopped to be “quality”–I don’t, so I guess I’ll modify my previous statement…”18 hours a day”? Something like that. When I was watching our new channel in my illness last week, Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes (good thing they specialize in cupcakes, not web design) in Nutley, New Jersey was featured on Unique Eats and I was practically salivating. The owner/cupcake chef looks like a bad@$$ Harley rider, but there he is tenderly mixing fluffy cupcake dough with his hands in small batches, so they end up super fluffy and light, because every single flavor must have room for filling! Yes, they pipe filling into every single one of their hundred or so different flavors. Despite their humble logo and location, people have scouted these superior cakes, and they said on the show that Oprah ordered 15,000 of them for an event. Oprah endorsement = instant product fame = I’m sold.
Fast forward a couple days, and what does Steve show up with after coming home from one of his technology location things in Jersey–stuffed cupcakes! [Read more…]