Thursday, January 6, 2011

Who Wants a Cupcake?

"This is the girliest place I've ever been in," my friend remarked. It really was.

As we walked into Muddy's Bake Shop, it were as if we had been transported to Alice's wonderland. We were small figures in a 5-year-old's dollhouse. Clothes hanging on the wall, tea sets sitting underneath. Lima bean green and sunflower yellow painted the walls and behind a large display case of cakes, pies and cupcakes, a handful of felines with aprons wrapped around their waist. Against the wall on the right, white, square tables.

If the Easter Bunny were an interior decorator, Muddy's Bake Shop was one of his clients.

Cupcakes have been trendy for some time now, and the most common flaw between shops would be the excessive icing that dwarfs the actual cake. A tall, swirly monolith of sugar with little culinary value other than physical appeal.

From the cupcakes I've had at Muddy's, many reach absurdly sweet heights while others skirt on the edge. At the moment, my favorite is the Banana-Peanut Butter Cupcake. While the peanut butter icing is two steps too sweet, the banana cake is right in line with what a banana cake should taste like. The lady behind the counter said she eats one everyday for breakfast.

I could have guessed that much.

Muddy's Bake Shop
(901) 683-8844
East Memphis
5101 Sanderlin Ave Ste 114
Memphis, TN 38117

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Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

Thank you for visiting my shop. However, I would like to request that you remove the last line, as it is a potentially very hurtful comment to an individual. As a business, we open our doors to the public and can gracefully accept criticism, but a staffer who is simply making friendly conversation should not be subjected to a comment, posted publicly, that could easily be read as hurtful commentary on her personal body type.
If I have misinterpreted the remark, may I suggest amending the wording? Thank you very much and happy eating.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Kat on that last line. Tasteless.

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