Truthfully, they don't care if we eat cake or cupcakes (as long as we shop at their stores), but I am a cupcake blogger, not a cake one so I am pimping the cupcakes. Mmm...cupcakes! Red Velvet? Chocolate? Vanilla? How about all of the above? I snagged this originally from Jezebel.com, as I don't actually get the W-S catalog. Then I tuned to Williams-Sonoma.com directly.
At the Williams-Sonoma online catalog, you can buy those very cupcakes shown above, for $60 (plus overnight shipping?). From the catalog in question:
Perfect Endings, the renowned Napa Valley bakery, makes these cupcakes for us from scratch, using fresh eggs, real butter and other premium ingredients. And they’re superb. Sam Godfrey, the founder, learned baking as a child under the strict tutelage of his Southern grandmother. This set includes three favorites re-created from her original recipes: rich chocolate, frosted with classic chocolate icing and scattered with dark chocolate sprinkles; red velvet, generously swirled with old-fashioned white icing and sprinkled with red velvet cake crumbs; and vanilla, slathered with vanilla icing and topped with shredded coconut. Set of nine, three of each flavor. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.I wouldn't tell you not to do this, but for 60 dollars plus shipping (and possibly tax), and for only 9 cupcakes, I'd rather see what I could do. I bet I could do a decent job (with money left over and many more delicious cupcakes for eating) using similar "premium" ingredients. In fact...I feel a Bobby Flay-style throwdown challenge creeping up on me. We try both, with an independent judge or judges. Think the CTTC ladies (Rachel, Nichelle, and Allison) would sign off on that? I just work here...you'd have to turn to the Big Three "Tower Of Power."
You wanna see the results, appeal to them...But know, people, I won't let you down! I promise! Please, weigh in on this.