Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yuckcake...I mean cupcake

Starbucks. It's a household name, a place of convenience and to convene; a place to ponder and to and wander. They have decent coffee -- not my personal fave, but good in a pinch -- and TERRIBLE desserts. Today, with my gift card flipping between my fingers, I stood far enough away from the register, you know so the barista wouldn't interrupt my decisive monologue I had going on in my head. My taste-buddies were asking me to try something new, so figuring I had a gift card I didn't have much to lose.

I made my selection... A grande, iced, vanilla latte accompanied by a red velvet cupcake. It just spoke to me through the glass; it just looked so delicious and I haven't had a cupcake in a long time. The barista kindly handed me my selection and I strolled out to my car to head home. Not wanting to wait till I got home to eat it, I took a big bite right in the car to get the process started.


I was sorely disappointed. There wasn't much taste to it at all, and I could almost taste the red food coloring. Starbucks would never want me for an employee because my buddies are too honest. I'm sticking to homemade and learning to pray for wisdom from deceit... ik.

To all you lovely pastry chefs, bakers and coffee roasters... Keep baking and keep brewing.
We love you very much.


  1. i agree. i had one too. and i love cupcakes so i was super disappointed :)

  2. ahhh i FULLY support this post!!! i have never really enjoyed starbucks coffee. their speciality drinks are fine, but their coffee is gross adn their 'special' drinks are overpriced and not amazing. and their desserts are awful :(