Conclusion of the March Austin Cupcake Orgy

Nothing like a cupcake cliff-hanger...
I last wrote on March with a "to be continued..."
Life (and the SpyGirl fashion blog) took over. Not that I went on any sort of cupcake hiatus! I just haven't had time to write them up.

So, to continue on the cupcakes we ate in Austin...
Our pal Debonee drove down from Dallas, a rather hellish drive in the rain. After a large feast at The Boiling Pot, and bunch of social activities, we returned to our motel, making a stop at Quack's en route. Quack's makes a "Texas sized" lemon meringue cupcake and we wanted to do a lemon taste-testing. I think maybe they were out and we had to return later... because our tray of sweets was very brown in hue:
I don't remember what flavor that cupcake was... peanutbutter? (I don't like peanutbutter but The Enabler does). In the middle was a cake ball of some sort (fantastic!).
The cookies were: molassas, salty oatmeal (perennial fave), and cranberry pecan (new-to-us, great). We sent Debonee into a real sugar coma (she was having palptations!) but she was able to make it home before her sugar crash.

I spent the next couple of days attending TxSC events. The enabler went shopping for baked goods! We had a tower of bakery boxes by the end of our trip:
One of our carry ons was all food!

And the lemon test?
Clockwise from top:
Quack's Lemon Meringue
Sugar Mama's Hemingway
Hey Cupcake's John Lemon
Sugar Mama's Jack's Lemon
Quack's did not disappoint, the Hey Cupcake was good, but up against tough competition. Sugar Mama's came in with the most lemony (Jack's Lemon) and the most bland (Hemingway -- it was supposed to be lime). Funny how a place can get one so right and another so wrong.


Sugar Mama's in Austin makes the BEST Lemon Cupcake

Sugar Mama's, 1905 S 1st St Suite A  Austin, TX 78704, 512-448-3727 is a new favorite! The Enabler found it through an online article in the Austin Chronicle.

oh, the choices!
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The Pinup - choc/vanilla
James Brown - choc/choc -- YEOW!

Jack's Lemon - lemon/lemon
Marylin Monroe - vanilla/vanilla

we opted for lemon flavors,
the cupcake (THE BEST) and
the lemon bar (meh)

we worked on our shopping list...
The Hemingway not available until the next day

1st take home box of many:
Marylin (just OK)
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Bar (OMG!!!!!!)
JB (fantastic - their best chocolate cupcake)
Iced Molassas (OK)

Odd Couple: choc/salted caramel and vanilla cream (OK)

Coconut Cream Pie -- OMG, the best I've ever had
The enabler returned the next day and got the items on the list... to be continued...


cupcakes at work for V-day!

My wish came true...
Mariana made cupcakes for us!
Wonderful presentation
Jaya indicates the one he wants
"e-mail me" haha
this one was strawberry
my 2nd (and 3rd!!! - no photo) was red velvet
Thank you Mariana! They were excellent!