There are a few cupcake bakeries in town. I am not a fan of supermarket cupcakes. Even homemade ones aren’t my favorite, but two of these local bakeries, Gigi’s Cupcakes and The Able Baker have cupcakes that are mouthwatering!! I won’t even go there to buy them because I know that I’d have no willpower and eat them all!
I am able to resist cake, cookies, sweets most of the time. I can take them or leave them but when a Gigi’s or Able Baker Cupcake are in front of me, the temptation is almost too much!! I told Dave, that for my birthday yesterday, all I wanted was a Gigi’s cupcake. Not a little bite size one, but a big, fat cupcake. I told him he could even pick the flavor and surprise me! There are so many varieties, I could not decide which one I wanted.
I came home from work and was hoping to see the cupcake box on the counter, but it wasn’t there. It wasn’t in the refrigerator either. I didn’t say anything, hoping that maybe he hid it somewhere and was going to surprise me with it at dinner! We went out for dinner and I didn’t see him carrying anything. When it came time for dessert, our server asked us if were going to have anything on their dessert platter. I looked at Dave sadly and said, “No thanks, all I wanted was a Gigi’s cupcake.”
Dave, who is usually so good at this stuff, always knowing what I like, missed it this time. He didn’t even have to guess. I told him exactly what I wanted. He drove by Gigi’s after dinner, even though I knew for sure it would be closed…which it was. I didn’t need the cupcake. It was a silly thing to be upset about, but I really try not to eat too many sweets and I thought for sure I’d be splurging on my birthday. I sulked a bit.
On the way home from school today, I decided to go and buy my own cupcake. They had so many flavors, I could not decide, so I did a pack of minis so that I could share. When I was paying for them Gigi, asked me what I was celebrating and I told her the story. She was packing up the cupcakes and labeling them so I knew what they all were. She went into the kitchen and came out with a huge vanilla cupcake with “Happy Birthday” written on it. Earlier, I had told her that my two favorites were the vanilla and salted caramel ones. She wished me a happy birthday and told me she had stuffed it with salted caramel! She even included candles!
I can’t wait for dinner to be over so that I can sit down and enjoy that big, fat, beautiful cupcake with a warm cup of tea. She really made my day and now, it is once again my turn to pay it forward for someone else 🙂