Ok, so youhave water, batteries, ramen noodles and Spam- but do you have cupcakes?!?!?!
Seriously, though, do you? Because I can guarantee you that at this time on Sunday while you’re all cuddled up in bed watching Netflix, you’re going to think “God, I could really go for a cupcake and a hot cup of coffee. All I have in this damn house is Spam, Baked Beans & Spam, Spam Sausage, Spam Eggs……..I DON’T WANT SPAM!”. And there will be a massive hurricane outside, so you’ll be plum out of luck.
UNLESS you had the foresight to buy several cupcakes today while it was still nice out. Then go home, pop them in an air tight container and stick them right in the freezer. When you start jonesing for a cupcake, BOOM! IN THE FREEZER! Just take it out, leave it on the counter for 10-20 minutes to thaw, and it’ll be the perfect cure for your cabin fever.
AND since we know you’ll probably want more than one, if you go down to our shop at DeKalb Market today and buy two, you’ll get a third one on the house. Because if it is in fact the end of the world, we’d like the last thing you ate to be indulgent and delicious, and not a cold can of Vienna sausages drenched in A1. Let’s keep Hurricane Irene classy.
In other news, there is a 95% chance we will be closing the DeKalb store on Saturday, and a 100% chance that both the kitchen and shop will be closed on Sunday and Monday. Cupcakes are great and all, but not to be risking your life over. Plus, what would happen if we tried to get into the kitchen and a tree branch flew off and impaled me in the forehead? I don’t want to look like some sort of weirdo tree-unicorn! And I probably wouldn’t be able to bake too well anymore either!
However, if you think we’re going to be relaxing you can think again. We’ve got a big project we’ve been working on that might get completed this weekend provided the internet stays on. I’ve got a cookbook proposal to wrap up so that someone will hopefully publish it before cupcakes are “over” (I hear that’s going to happen any day now!). I have a huge basket of mismatched socks that I haven’t touched since 2007, and nows as good a time as any to get on that so I can stop dressing like a hobo. And of course…..WANG CHUNG!
Everybody Wang Chung through the hurricane! And eat cupcakes! Do both at the same time!
Clockwise from front: Peach Bellini, S’Mores, Root Beer Float, Car Bomb
Peach Bellini: Peach-champagne cake, peach buttercream, champagne simmered peaches
S’Mores: Chocolate cake, speculoos pudding, toasted marshmallow buttercream, ganache, graham cracker crumbs
Root Beer Float: Root beer cake, root beer custard, vanilla buttercream, maraschino cherry
Car Bomb: Chocolate Guinness stout cake, Jameson ganache, Bailey’s Irish cream buttercream
ROBICELLI’S AT DEKALB MARKET: Flatbush Ave Extension & Willoughby Street, Downtown Brooklyn
BAGEL SCHMAGEL: Third Avenue btwn Bay Ridge Pkway & 76th Street, Bay Ridge
ALOHA GRINDS: Third Avenue and 77th Street, Bay Ridge
THE CUPCAKE STAND: Fifth Avenue between 60th and 61st, Sunset Park
CRESPELLA CREPE & ESPRESSO BAR- 321 7th Avenue at 9th Street, Park Slope
BLUE APRON FOODS: Union Street off 7th Avenue, Park Slope
TAZZA CAFES- Henry off Atlantic and Clark off Henry, Brooklyn Heights
EASTERN DISTRICT- Manhattan Ave off Eagle St, Greenpoint
BROOKLYN STANDARD: Nassau Ave & Jewel St, Greenpoint
RED HOOK LOBSTER POUND: 284 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook and Roving Food Truck *Whoopie Pies only*
CAKESHOP- Ludlow btwn Stanton & Rivington, Lower East Side
BATTERY PLACE MARKET: 77 Battery Place, Battery Park City