Monday, October 25, 2010

I Might Have a Sugar Problem

I didn't used to be like this... promising my boyfriend things I can't mention on the interwebz in exchange for him taking the time to drive out of his way after work to pick me up a "Harvest brownie" from Sugardaddy's.

I will admit it - I have developed a severe sweet tooth. Right now I'm on a cupcake kick, specifically pumpkin flavored cupcakes. I have been trying to ween myself off sugar for a few weeks now, but last Wednesday I won myself a free cupcake from Three Babes and a Baker. This is a local business that actually operates out of a truck. Sounds a little creepy, or at least I thought so, but the owner is a darling and the cupcakes are wonderful. She does these promotions on twitter all the time (so if you’re a Columbus local and you like cupcakes you’re going to want to follow her) for free cupcakes. She tweeted that the first five people to tweet “I love cupcakes” got a free cupcake. I did, and I was one of the first five. She told me to pick my cupcake up… before 3:00pm.

I work 30 minutes outside of Columbus and I was scheduled to work until 3:00. So you know what I did? This may shock you but it was NOT the responsible adult thing, which would have been to pass up the cupcake to someone else. I left work early and drove like a bat out of hell to get there by 3:00pm.

And of course I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I was really wanting a pumpkin flavored cupcake, and I decided that I would take it upon myself to find the best pumpkin flavored treat (doesn’t even have to be a cupcake) in Columbus. I know, I know…. so brave and selfless am I to take on such a task.

I drove straight past my house the next day to Bakery Gingham and bought a Pumpkin Pie flavored cupcake from there. The following day, Friday, was the day I propositioned my boyfriend in an attempt to have him pick me up the pumpkin brownie I mentioned above. Due to an unfortunate turn of events he was unable to do so.

It’s getting real serious up in here, folks. I don't even know what lengths I'm going to go to next.

Justin is going to come home from work one day and I’m going to be lying on the floor in a puddle of frosting and cake crumbs, having OD’ed on one too many cupcakes.

Either that or I’ll just get fat. 


  1. Based on the last drawing, I'm thinking a cupcake intervention may be in order...

    great great work...

  2. Just give me a little more time! Lol

  3. i don't think they have rehab for this. could be a problem.
    maybe you can get super fat from cupcakes and get a TV show on the Learning Channela a.k.a. The Fucked up Parents with 20 kids, 4 spouses, or that are midgets channel... hmmmm, new blog idea, score

  4. Fuck interventions....

    1 cup flour
    ½ tsp baking soda
    ½ tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp ground ginger
    ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
    ⅛ tsp allspice
    ½ cup packed lt br sugar
    ½ cup regular sugar
    1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
    2 eggs, beaten
    ½ can (about 7 or 8 oz) pumpkin puree

    preheat oven to 350

    Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, & all spice.
    in another bowl mix (whisk) brown sugar, regular sugar, butter, & eggs… THEN add the dry stuff.. then mush in the pumpkin puree. Pour it all into ONE lined cupcake tin, put cupcake tin in oven for about 20 or 25 min… take out, put on counter, wait as long as you possibly can, basically till you're sure you won't burn your tongue off… eat. If you want to frost them: beat like 2 tblsp of room temperature unsalted butter, 2 oz of room temperature cream cheese, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, and ¼ tsp vanilla extract… spread on cupcakes… loosen belt, devour, & resolve to eat salad for the next two days.

  5. (PS. Just noticed one of the comments (from Pat) mentioned intervention... my "fuck interventions" was NOT a reply to that. )

  6. YEEEEEEESSSSSSS! I WILL be making these this week!

  7. @GoofyGirl - you are the best web person I've ever had the pleasure to comment to. I got all misty-eyed at the "fuck interventions" and full on cried over the recipe.
    @Cake Betch - there is no cure for cupcakes. It's like trying to defeat Chuck Norris. You take the roundhouse kick to the face and hope you make it out alive.

  8. Dude.... no one survives a roundhouse kick to the face from Chuck Norris unless they get knocked back into time.... but that's for Chuck Norris to decide.

  9. wow! a real reason to type LOL... because I did honestly just laugh out loud. J-Bird & Cake Betch- you two are freakin' hysterical.

    ... and you've inspired me to hurry up and write the Chuck Norris post I've been meaning to get done for ages.

  10. You just better make sure you don't say anything negative about Chuck Norris... cause he sees and knows everything.


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