Mar. 23, 2008 at 9:26am
Dinner earlier Thursday evening had us arriving at the tail end of hello, cupcake's first evening participating in Third Thursday Art Walk. With barely 15 minutes to spare Sarah, ensie, Frinklin and I made it through the door and found some room to stand in line. Despite this late hour the place was jammed with folks wanting to try their new seasonal Almond Roca cupcake flavor and to see art and meet its artist Jessie Oleson.
First, the art. The walls of the shop were charmed to having hanging on them watercolor works of whimsy featuring cupcakes in all sorts of situations. A few tiny framed pieces caught our eye and we managed to snag a Tacoma-themed painting. To pay the artist we got to meet the artist. Jessie is a petite woman whose smile and modesty charm just about as much as her work itself. She seemed thrilled by the reception she received and I couldn't be happier for her. Both her writing and her paintings deserve a look by anyone with a sweet tooth for talent.
We got a quad box of cupcakes to take home to sample since it was so close to closing at the store. Their new Almond Roca has a chocolate cake with the featured flavor mixed into the frosting. Turns out someone from local confectionary Brown and Haley on a different mission had an idea and brought by a tub of pulverized Almond Roca's and said, "I'm sure you could find something to do with this."
And they did. Overall quality is right on par with hello, cupcake's other offerings. The Roca flavor is subtle but tasty. Considering the chocolate peppermint around the holidays and chocolate raspberry for Valentine's this latest flavor doesn't shine quite as bright but this is relatively speaking. A slightly less great among greats is still great.
Thanks to the hello, cupcake crew for chancing a later night staying open. For me, a visitor, it was well worth it.
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by Erik on 3/23/2008 @ 9:55am
|Looks like it was a nice event.|
Great post using the i feed Tacoma interface with a flushed right photo and text.
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
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