Friday, September 11, 2009

It's been a rather busy past week and a half. Last week we went up to Detroit for Allie's wedding. It was a lot of fun, but also exhausting. I'm glad I'll never have to plan a wedding again - so much work! It was great to see family and meet Cory's family though. They were really nice and welcoming. They even took us on their boat!

I told Jeremy when we got home that I needed a vacation from our vacation. Lucky Allie and Cory - they get to relax for a week while the rest of us have to go back to the real world. At least Monday was Labor Day though, that way we got a day to unwind before regular life resumed.

And in my case regular life didn't resume, I started a new job on Tuesday! I am now a program coordinator for CASA. I'm working there part time and at UT part time. So far it's been good and I'm really enjoying it. I've been getting a feel for the job this week - going to court a lot, learning how to use the databases, reading files, etc. I'm still trying to figure out my schedule so I can be there and at UT for the time I need to be each week. I'm really at the mercy of the court's schedule though.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Another Cupcake Taste Test

Back in January, I did a review of the three cupcake shops in town. Since then, I was told that I should try the cupcakes at Cafe 4, a newish trendy restaurant/bakery in Market Square. I finally got around to it yesterday. Yesterday was August 31, the day that all the coupons expire in the school coupon book. I was flipping through it and saw a coupon I had never noticed before - one free cupcake from Cafe 4, no purchase required. I couldn't pass that up so Jeremy and I headed down after dinner for some dessert. I first noticed that the selection wasn't that great. They had standard chocolate or white cake topped with different choices of frosting. I got the chocolate peanut butter and Jeremy got the raspberry truffle.

I was greatly disappointed. The chocolate cake, which was the same on both of ours, was dry, crumbly, and tasted like it came out of a box. Nothing like the light and fluffy cake of Cities Cupcake or like the dense and moist cake of Cupcakery or Magpies. My peanut butter frosting was good, a touch on the sweet side for me, but good. I didn't care for Jeremy's raspberry frosting at all. He thought there wasn't enough of a raspberry flavor, I just thought it tasted bad and artificial.

The cupcakes were a good size for the price, but if I'm going to buy a cupcake, I won't go out of my way to buy one from Cafe 4.