For months Jeff and I had been passing a really cute bakery called Satura Cakes.
They specialize in a fusion Japanese-European baking style.
Well we finally went in about 2 weeks ago and they have lots of different types of cupcakes for sale.
They aren't your typical cupcakes however but rather a deconstructed cupcake that you have to eat with a fork or spoon.
But they do sell them in little cups.
I bought a red velvet cup cake since I couldn't remember if I had ever had red velvet cake.
It was fantastic!
I am obsessed with red velvet cake!
I remember growing up my Mom had a really cute little Longaberger basket that she would keep all her recipes in.
Anytime I was bored and in the kitchen I would just flip through it and loved touching each hand written card that my Mom had taken down.
My favorite card was the one for red velvet cake.
It was a little different than the other cards, I think my Mom maybe got it from a friend.
I don't know why I just always loved that card.
My Mom also has a recipe book that has a cartoon mouse on the front holding a muffin tin.
Its my favorite cook book to look through because my Mom has scribbled special notes and her own cooking directions throughout it.
My Mom is a wonderful cook and baker and this time I promised her that when I come home I want to learn her tricks.
First on the list: that red velvet cake.
Coincidentally, my friend Becca finally got around to sending me my Christmas gift from last year =).
Poor thing she had been trying to mail it to me for an entire year!
But she never gave up and I got it this week and it was covered in Merry Christmas stickers.
It was so funny because I was with Brett and he said "Wow she's really early."
"Its from last year" I replied.
Well low and behold inside was a recipe box and inside were three different body washes: Red Velvet Cake, Cream Frosting, and Strawberry Shortcake.
Is that perfect or what!
I immediately took a shower and drenched myself with the red velvet cake shower gel.
I really wanted to taste it but I refrained.
Thank you Becca!
Also its really fun getting a random Christmas gift in October.
I hope Becca delays all my gifts in the future.