cake eater

May 9, 2010

I think it’s pretty safe to say that I am a cake eater. And by that I mean, I love cake. I tell people this and they nod in agreement, or say, “ohhh me too”. And I think, “No! You don’t love cake like I do.” I don’t just enjoy cake if it happens to be there. I effing love cake.

Whenever I try to express this to people, my supportive husband corroborates the story by adding, “she really does love her cake”.

It’s true. I got it from my mum. And my big brother. We’re a family of sweet teeth, what can I say?

My mum would not dream of saying no to dessert, especially if it’s cake. It’s not like we had dessert very often growing up but if we are ever at a restaurant, you know dessert is happening. My mother is not a large person, and yet the woman can pack a giant slice of cake away like it’s her job. I love my mum.

Anyway, so that’s the DNA behind my cake-love.

Cupcakes are something special aren’t they? Whilst I’d argue that there’s nothing like a big slice of cake from a whole giant round one, there is a lot to be said for your own, personally-packaged mini cake. As for mini cupcakes, well that’s a whole other story of cuteness:

Cake Eater just opened in Minneapolis and it’s an awesome spot. If you live in the area, nearby or are fanatical enough about cupcakes to come to Minneapolis just with this in mind (no judgment here, friends), then 2929 East 25th Street is the place to be.

They post their daily specials on facebook which is dangerous and wonderful all at once. And they have an Elvis cupcake (yep: banana, peanut butter and bacon).

Amazing deliciousness.

Are you a cake eater?

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Food Makes Fun Fuel May 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

I'm a cake eater indeed and that looks spectacular!


Jenny May 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

I am!!! I love cake, I just had a coffee flavored last night with thick chocolate frosting- amazing! But red velvet is my favorite:)


Rachel May 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

Yup! I *heart* cake! I am also mildy suspicious if people say they don't like cake. Knocks them down a rung or two in my estimation! :D


insideiamdancing May 9, 2010 at 11:19 am

Fellow cake eater here. And I secretely think that anyone who says they don't like cake are lying. How can anyone not like cake? 'Tis a mystery. Best cake I ever had was a spelt carrot cupcake in NY. OMG, nothing else compares. Though a good victoria sponge with buttercream and jam? Win. Heck, I could talk about cake all freaking day.


Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) May 9, 2010 at 4:58 pm

hehehe, it made me so happy when you said:

"i effing love cake".

come to nyc! i live next to a bakery called "make my cake".


Erica May 10, 2010 at 10:37 am

ahhaha nice! Those cupcakes do look pretty spectacular! What a great treat.


loveofbreakfast May 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm

found your blog thru holly's. i had to stop by and say hello to another minneapolis blogger!

i have a sweet tooth the size of texas. but cake eater cupcakes are the bomb! luckily it is just out the way enough for me that it will not be too much of a temptation :)


brandi May 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

well, now I want a cupcake.

everything looks so good! and it's such a cute place.


Cara May 10, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I'm a cake eater… and really I don't discriminate, I can always find room for (lots) of any dessert! There's no such thing as "too rich" or "too sweet" in my book!


Angharad May 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Cara, you've basically just summed up exactly how I feel about dessert. Too rich? No such thing!


Justine May 11, 2010 at 7:27 am

I love cake, too! I wouldn't try to complete with you, (you would win) but I love everything about it-mixing it up, smelling it in the oven, eating the floury bit that sticks to the bottom of the pan, icing it, and of course-eating it. I really enjoyed this post! Have a fantastic day!


ohonemorething May 11, 2010 at 8:08 am

I'm not much of a cake person.. I usually prefer pies and sweet breads of muffins. However, I do have two favorite cakes! Tiramisu and carrot cake.. and I'm super picky about those. I must admit thought that cakes and cupcakes are usually decorated so beautifully.



Katie May 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Yes, I want cake!! I don't have it very often, but when it's offered, I enjoy it so thoroughly.


Holly May 13, 2010 at 12:59 pm

don't hate me – i mean, i don't love cake. and i hate frosting. but i love cupcakes. i know there is irony there. just ignore it.


Susan May 17, 2010 at 6:49 am

I LOVE this post!! I come from a family of sweet teeth too. Except, my mother and Nana all claim they don't like sweets, and then demolish a plate of cookies the second it's put out ;) One must learn to embrace a tooth that is sweet.

I however am not a huge cake person. Depends on the kind. I love cakes that are dense and crumbly with minimal frosting. Something like angel food cake I don't really care for. And I've never been able to get into cupcakes. Although, I don't think I'd turn that Elvis one. Bacon DOES make everything taste better ;)


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