Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cupcake Review #1

In addition to meeting Bakerella in San Francisco, I got to visit a cupcakery! Jesse and I were walking around Powell street and my cupcake radar went off. I instantly spotted a cupcakery off one of the side streets and I couldn't resist. It's name is "Cako". I'm not exactly sure how to pronounce it. :p The front window of the shop was completely lined with cupcakes and the sign was so cute! Unfortunately, the cupcakes waiting inside weren't what I was expecting. I bought a smores cupcake for myself and a peanut butter cupcake for my dad. My dad and I were less than impressed. :/ My chocolate cake was mediocre and kind of dry, the graham cracker bottom crumbled upon the removal of the wrapper, but the marshmallow goodness on top was pretty good! My dad said his chocolate cake was good. He didn't like the peanut butter frosting because it didn't taste like peanut butter and he wasn't a fan of all the peanuts on top. However, I'm interested in going again and seeing if the other flavors are something to rave about! :)

PS. The bag the cupcakes came in was really cute. I'll post a picture.

211 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco 94102

CFD meets Bakerella!!!

This past Saturday, Bakerella was at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. Lucky for me, I was in San Francisco on Saturday :) After braving the pouring rain and speeding cab drivers, Jesse and I arrived at Chronicle. It was the cutest book store I have ever been in and I highly recommend it. With my Bakerella book in hand, I waited anxiously in line. While waiting, pins and caramels were passed out to us. It was a pleasant surprise. She was so sweet and down to earth. We talked about her cake pops, she gave me some advice, and we even talked about Cakes For Days. She signed my book in her signature pink sharpie. Hands down, one of my coolest experiences ever.

OH! I should probably explain who Bakerella is. She is AMAZING. She came up with the brilliant idea of "cake pops". Cake pops are made up of boxed cake mix, canned frosting, and chocolate :) They are delicious and so easy to make. She takes the cake pops a step further and decorates them in the cutest ways. Check out You won't be disappointed!