Orange blossom cupcake
Mabel Francis Potter's Cupcake Emporium in Savannah is delightfully evil.
The delightful part is easy to explain: gorgeous colors, frosting that is sweet but not too much so, a decadently moist cake, daily changing flavors, a location immediately across from one of Savannah's most lovely squares, and a quirky, tattooed waitress who made us laugh every time we went in there. And, their cupcakes are only $2.50 each . . . much better than the $4.00 cupcakes they sell in most big cities.
The cupcakes are evil, though. Do not be put off by the lovely swirls of frosting and the cake that looks as moist as it tastes. And, if you're thinking that these soft delicious cookie-cakes are less evil, think again.
I am addicted to these things. I walked the 1.7 miles to the Cupcake Emporium . . . and forced Patrick to join me (okay, maybe it didn't take too much to force him) . . . . four times in a matter of a seven days.
It's been two weeks since I've had one of their cupcakes and I am breaking out into a cold sweat looking at these pictures. Gargghhhhhh . . . . hear that? Yeah, it's me drooling all over the keyboard.
Double chocolate chip cookie dough cupcake
This one is the real problem. You start eating it, thinking it's just a regular old chocolate cupcake, moist but nothing unusual, right? Then, wham! Out of nowhere, you get a heaping chunk of wonderful chocolate chip cookie dough stuck in the bottom of the cupcake itself. Think chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream but in a cupcake . . . goodfreakin'golly. Who is the evil genius who dreamed this up?
Apparently, Mabel Francis Potter. You should go visit her Cupcake Emporium. You won't be sorry.
The Cupcake Emporium is located at 6 E. State Street, Savannah, Georgia. I highly recommend visiting before lunch time because their cupcake selection gets quite limited in the late afternoons.