Last night, the lovely KL did something truly fabulous and surprised Sarah and me with our very own cupcake taste-off.
It was honestly a dream come true. K ran all over D.C. and picked up 16 cupcakes from 4 of the top bakeries in the area, including my first and forever love, Baked and Wired.
During the chocolate taste-off, there were mixed reviews, with Hello Cupcake getting top marks from both K and myself (sorry, B&W). To everyone's credit, the cupcakes were a day old, so freshness was somewhat hard to judge.
Alas, our fave vegan bakery, Sticky Fingers, didn't fare as well. I think this probably had to do with the cupcakes being a day old and let's face it, with no butter in there, it's hard to counteract the dryness. I have yet to try all of their cupcakes, however, so I am reserving judgment for the future!
The ever-popular Georgetown Cupcake, which I admit has never been my favorite (their cupcakes are just too dang small), did score well in the looks department. Their chocolate ganache cupcake with a sparkly lavender heart certainly won Sarah over, but in the end I need more frosting. More frosting I tell you!
Overall it was a lovely experience, and it did wonders to lift my mood after a swift rejection on the full requested just last week. I now have one outstanding partial and the resubmission, and I hate to pin my hopes on just two agents, so out went another two query letters yesterday afternoon.
The birthday festivities have finally drawn to a close, but I have to say 31 has been a good one (despite the wedding ring down the drain on Sunday night - it was finally retrieved but I'm not proud of some of the things I did in order to prevent a call to the plumber, which I had to make in the end anyhow; let's just say you don't want to know what's in the bottom of your sink). Looking forward to 32, or 8 for us Leap Day babies! I see another '80s party in our future...