Monday, April 29, 2013
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.
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!