Just Born

They're sleeping now, or incubating perhaps. The week before last Ali and I had some rare time to ourselves at the cafe. On a slow Wednesday morning it just so happened that Dekin had a prior commitment that kept him out of the cafe from 9:00 am till 11:00 am. Coincidentally, Jo had a morning meeting regarding her blossoming new startup business. All the coffee cups had been stamped, as well as our two different sizes of takeaway bags, and white sandwich boxes boxes. Turkey and roast beef sliced, onions cut, aiolis whipped up...did I mention it was slow?

I can't remember if Alison Krauss or Aretha Franklin was playing...we were both in a good mood and wanting to make something new...and from this idle time, mini cupcakes were born. We were simply trying to have some fun while passing time. As soon as we placed the treats in the display case a customer walked into the cafe and decided to buy fourteen of our new little arrivals. The next person to walk through the door bought a dozen, and the next person a half dozen, and well...you see how it goes. Since that fateful morning we have tried to keep making more whenever we can find some free time. We try to tell everyone who buys one or more to let the cupcakes rest until they reach room temp, but due to their small stature, this heeding seems to prove difficult to most people.

Recent flavor offerings include:

-Chocolate Chip w/ Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
-Coconut w/ Toasted Coconut Frosting
-The Yin and Yang (Chocolate w/ Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Cheese Frostings, topped w/ a Sliced Strawberry)
-Buttered Almond
-Chocolate w/ Chocolate

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