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Inspired by the news tidbit below, our question for you is: How many cupcakes have you ever eaten at a time (in one morning, afternoon, or evening)? How many is too many when it comes to eating cupcakes? Do you have a horror story about eating too many cupcakes?
I'll share mine: I went to a Melcher Media book party for Clare Crespo's Hey There, Cupcake! (the book that inspired this blog). I thought they'd be serving dinner in addition to cupcakes, but alas, it really was all cupcakes, all the time. Cupcakes spread around inside, cupcakes dotting the patio in the back. They were yummy ones too, I believe vanilla/vanilla from Billy's Bakery. Anyway, I was ravenous and so had two at the party. Then it was time to leave and we were encouraged to take some extras. I was going to see my favorite band play later that night, so took some for them.
But cupcakes are hard to resist...especially the frosting. I found myself picking at the gift cupcakes, first a little fingerful of yummy frosting, then more. and more and more. I wasn't eating them whole, but slowly I realized I was making a mess of my remaining cupcakes. I think over the course of the night I ate almost five of them and let me state here, for the record, DO NOT EAT FIVE CUPCAKES IN ONE NIGHT. I felt bloated, gross, almost nauseous. It was not pretty, and I didn't even get to giv any to the band. Lesson learned. One is usually plenty, or sometimes two. I enjoy sharing, where someone gets one flavor and I get another and we taste or trade.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Kara's Cupcakes, which is on Scott Street in the Marina at Ghirardelli Square, received an order for 233 dozen cupcakes, which is four short of 2,800 and a whole lot of cupcakes. The sweet treats - flosslessly delivered - were an orthodontist's way of saying thanks for patient referrals to 233 dentists from Daly City to the Financial District.