Monday, May 16, 2011

If you ever happen to be in Shreveport and are looking for a cupcake…

First, the funniest thing happened this week when I went to Louisiana for my Paw Paw’s funeral. A friend of my Aunt Angie (hi, Judy) recognized me as soon as I walked in solely from my blog. It was a first and, I have to admit, I felt a little bit famous. I have fans in other cities. I am kind of a big deal. Ha!

While we in Shreveport I decided I had to check out the cupcakes from the girls from Buttercups that were on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.  For my celeb loving friends, you would be interested to know that Katie Holmes is also a fan of Buttercups. (Read the article here. We also tried the other cupcakery mentioned in the article…but liked Buttercups much better – cuter ambiance, fresher cupcakes, better presentation. I would have done a comparison post, but I accidentally dropped the Cupcake Gallery’s cupcakes on the floor – while still in the box – so I didn’t think that would be picture worthy.)

There are two Buttercups locations – one in Shreveport and one in Bossier City.  We went to the one in Bossier and it was in a really cute shopping center. I did steal this picture from the Buttercups Facebook page, but the rest of the pics are all mine, which I am sure you will be able to tell from the amazing quality. Ahem.

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All of the cupcakes were beautiful and looked amazing, but we decided on the wedding cake, red velvet and strawberry. All were delicious, but, hands-down, the red velvet was the best. I will give it an award for the best red velvet cupcake that I have ever eaten. This quite a compliment – I have eaten a lot of red velvet cupcakes. All of the cupcakes were fresh, moist and had a great presentation.

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Finley even liked them.

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Now this is totally un-cupcake related, but Tommy cannot get over that in Louisiana they have drive-thru daiquiri stands. These are the real-deal daiquiris – not virgin ones. And this is how they come:

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The tape is there to prevent you from drinking and driving. Yeah…

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cute post, Katie!! You made it to our Villagio Shopping Center before I did!! Maybe we can get over there next week when Karen is here!
Love, Aunt Angie

Heather said...

amazing cupcakes and drive through alcohol stands is definitely my place to live! :)

Dianna said...

Cupcakes look delicious. I love trying different cupcake places in the cities we visit. We have hit up San Fran and NY cupcake places plus our local ones. We also have drive thru daiquiri places here in Texas!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Yummy! The drive through daiquiri stands have always intrigued me. I just can't believe it. I went to one in New Orleans last year and I felt like such a rebel. haha.

Amy said...

Finley loves her some sweet treats! I've had a drive thru daquiri one time during spring break...a long time ago and thought they were the best things ever too!!! Craziness how they can do that...more power to 'em!

Aja said...

YUM! I am certain that one of these days we will both be in Shreveport at the same time.. and then we can gamble it up, stalk celebrities and eat cupcakes. Amen.

Daisi said...

Oh my gosh! I was just telling Sam about those drive thru daiquiri stands this weekend. My grandma always stops and gets the biggest one she can on her way out of Louisiana. YUM.

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I would love to try a cupcake from a cupcake war contestant! I love that show!! I've never heard of a drive through daiquiri stand, but I'm all for it! lol! Love the straw taped down!

 
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