Monday, April 29, 2013

Yum.

So this past Friday, I happened to catch the beginning of a show called Shark Tank.

I don't know if you've seen it or heard of it, but it's a reality show in which entrepreneurs present their ideas to a panel of five self-made millionaires and billionaires (including Mark Cuban and the QVC Queen lady whose name I do not know) in hopes of finding an investor for their product/business.

I hadn't watched it before—and probably never will again—but just happened to see it this time because I hadn't yet turned off the television because I was busy writing a few lines of dialogue for a scene I am sure will never see the light of day. But I'm glad I caught this part of this episode because I now know about what is—quite possibly—the greatest thing ever.

Cupcakes in a jar.

There's a mother-daughter cupcake bakery in Massachusetts called Wicked Good Cupcakes and in addition to their storefront, they will ship cupcakes anywhere in the United States. Those cupcakes are shipped in a mason jar and will stay fresh for ten days without refrigeration. They're available in traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla but also come in flavors like red velvet, sea salted caramel, cookies n cream, and something called "The Wicked Good" which is a peanut butter cupcake loaded with chocolate chips and layered with chocolate ganache and peanut butter frosting.

Wicked good, indeed.

And the best part is that this mother-daughter duo is opening a second location in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston which just so happens to be one of my favorite places to go in Boston. And they're doing this next month, so my next trip to Boston is going to be a very happy and very sugary experience.

Yay!

But don't worry, Mike's Pastry. I still love you, too.

Also going on today (and guaranteed to not increase the size of your waistline) is the release of The Sword of Fire, Part 20 of Andrew Leon's serial work Shadow Spinner. You can download it, and many other Shadow Spinner installments, for free via Amazon. Go check it out!

37 comments:

  1. You'll have to let us know what a cupcake in a jar tastes like. Take a photo as well because I'm sure I'm not envisioning it correctly.

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    1. Oh, there will be an entire post of description and pictures once I get down there.

      But it looks like a mason jar filled with cake and frosting.

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  2. Okay now I want both a red velvet cupcake and one in a jar.

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    1. Me too. Only the chocolate ones instead.

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  3. Yes. I did see that on Shark Tank. I thought it was a great idea. A local place around here is making pies on a stick, why not a cupcake in a jar?
    And...you know you can reuse the jar.
    They aren't cheap though.
    I really want to know how it tastes. Its nice of you to be the guinea pig!
    Heather

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    1. Well, it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...

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  4. I think Mark Cuban ate like three of them. :)

    They sounded so good! I made a note of them...

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    1. Yes, I think he did, too. I would've done the same had I been there.

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  5. I love cupcakes and that is a very yum idea!

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    1. I know. Really, they could've stopped at 'cupcake', but the jar thing is very intriguing.

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  6. Cupcakes in a jar, eh? Never would have thought of that, but I suppose air tight is good for preservation. We have a cupcake place here that in addition to cupcakes, also sells pupcakes... so you can get one for you and one for your dog (the pupcakes are mostly peanutbutter and oats, I think)... Yeah, that's the kind of place I live...

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    1. We have a pet bakery in town, but I don't think they have pupcakes. I'll have to look the next time I'm there.

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  7. I've seen about half an episode of that show when I was at the gym. Very interesting with what people come up with! The gourmet cupcake craze has been going strong for a few years. I like cupcakes but the fancy ones have like 2 inches of frosting on them (probably to justify charging $4 for each one) which is a bit too much for my taste :)

    I would love to visit Boston again, it's been a long time since I've been there.

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    1. I'm not a big fan of frosting. I usually end up scraping most of it off, but I am totally a cake person.

      But, I figure, any reason to visit Boston is a good one.

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  8. Cupcakes in a jar? Seriously, I need one. Pronto.

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    1. Me too. Maybe I'll blow off working this afternoon and go get one.

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  9. Wicked Good sounds incredibly yummy. Peanut butter and chocolate. To die for.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to try that one.

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  10. That sounds yummy! Cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts. You don't always need a fork to eat it. Just pick it up and nom.

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    1. I think you need a fork to eat the ones in a jar. That, or a lot of napkins afterward.

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  11. I'm not a big fan of cake (or cupcakes) but some of those sounded pretty darn tasty.

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  12. Mmmm, cupcakes. I must be hungry. Oh--look at that, past lunch time. No wonder. ;)

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  13. Did they get an investor?

    I've seen the show. Or maybe it was the BBC America version. Anyway, cupcakes in a jar? Okay, need to see that.

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  14. Sea salted caramel sounds tempting.

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  15. I've seen that show a few times--always has some random things up for bids. Though, I'd totally invest in those cupcakes, they have me salivating just thinking about them!

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  16. With the word "cupcakes" I was sold.

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  17. Cupcakes in a jar? Now that's an amazing idea! We have a favourite cupcake shop where I live, and the best thing about it is that it's peanut free. We have allergy issues in my family so the Wicked Good, while it sounds incredible, would be off the menu for us. I just might have to try baking some cupcakes in Mason jars now. Thanks for sharing this!

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  18. I sometimes watch Shark Tank, but didn't catch that episode. That peanut butter cupcake sounds so incredibly delicious!

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  19. mmm, cupcakes! in a jar! like pizza in a cup! (know the movie?)
    that shark tank is interesting.
    and looking at last week's posts...
    i <3 movies where thief is hero (yay ital job & oceans!)
    all the pretty pens!
    great vacation pics! have to go to hp!
    also love xkcd!
    what a geeked out week!

    thanks for visiting me so much this month! its been a great a to z!

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  20. Did you know that "Shark Tank" is based on the British show, "The Dragon's Den"?

    Too bad those cupcakes are only delivered in the U.S.

    Very good of you to make note of Andrew Leon.

    Thanks for a yummy posting :)

    Gary

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  21. Hope they made out okay - getting the Faneuil Hall place must've impressed them, or did that come from the investor?

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  22. Wicked Good are wicked good and really cute cupcakes too. Cohasset is where I had one ...it was a caramelly wonderful gooey salty thing...OMG...so goooood. It pays to be from MA sometimes. Faneuil Hall will be great. If you are at all adventurous here is an easy recipe for something as good (cake in a jar)http://fatalfoodies.blogspot.com/2013/04/cake-in-jar.html

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  23. I have a weakness for cupcakes. They are one of my favourite things. Sometimes my hubby will make them for me and whip up some chocolate butter cream frosting... I think he's fattening me up for something!

    RE: your previous posts... I also adore Sherlock, love xkcd, Firefly, Florida, heist movies, books... so yeah, I look forward to following you! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  24. But... but... how does the frosting not get all over the inside of the jar? And how do you get it out without it landing top down in your hand?
    This does not compute...

    Thanks for the shout out!

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  25. I love Shark Tank, but I must have missed that episode. I'm going to have to check these out.

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