We simultaneously discovered yesterday afternoon that our beloved cupcakery is closed on Mondays, but open bright and early every other day at 7:30 a.m. "Hmm," we thought, "cupcakes for breakfast?" Oh yes, there will indeed be cupcakes for breakfast.
"Key lime SAUCE," she answered with a knowing smile.
"Jamie, I *have* to get a good shot of this SAUCE," I said.
I had never even heard of a key lime cupcake but those of you who know me well know I heart key lime whatever. Plus it was the answer to No. 8. I ate this cupcake in reverse of my normal order, I ate the cake first. In the cake there is a hint of lime flavor, it is subtle but I was on high alert so I noticed it straight away.
Then, then, I hit the pocket of limey goodness that is pictured above. The key lime SAUCE (this is official terminology btw). This was the heart of the cupcake and the heart of my love for this cupcake. It was tart, cool and creamy. It was the highlight of my morning. It was the sun in my shine.
Finally I tried the meringue frosting. I was not even wanting any of it, I was so satiated by the key lime SAUCE. I must say this frosting was the very definition of airy. Fluffy! Light! Weightless! A little too sweet for me but I suspect that is because I ate this in reverse order.
I know last week I said I would get coconut this week. There was no coconut today so that is not my fault. Also I have the inalienable right as a woman to change my mind at any time. Plus I had no way of knowing last week that this week there would be key lime on the menu. So there was no competition and I give my highest marks to the key lime cupcake! A+!!!
This is Jessica Nichols reporting...
Jamie? Back to you.