Cupcake Crawl Round 2
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Without a doubt, I was celebrating my 29th birthday by doing the second annual Cupcake Crawl through St. Louis. I didn't have much planning to do for this one. We were going back to Jilly's and The Cup, and to a new place in Highland. We were dropping Sarah's and Sweet Art. This year, we had new additions to the cupcake crew, too: my sister Emily and a good friend Amy joined my best friend SarahBeth and good friend Kim and I for the sugar adventure.
We ventured to Highland by about 10:30 on my birthday, which managed to fall on a Saturday this year. I wasn't sure where Patty Cakes was and Highland can be a confusing town, so I called OnStar. This was an adventure in and of itself. I know how to get to Highland, but OnStar took us a completely different way, one that would definitely be considered the backroads of Clinton County (you can't get much more backwoods than a one-lane wooden bridge that you can't see over).
We found Patty Cakes and started the sugar rush. The cupcake choices were amazing; I couldn't hardly make up my mind! But, I opted for the Black Forest, a chocolate cupcake filled with cherry pie filling with chocolate icing. And, the monthly special was buy 5 cupcakes, get one free. Since there were five of us, they let me, the birthday girl, choose an extra cupcake. I got the peanut butter cupcake to go. We enjoyed our cupcakes and then proceeded on our way.
I hadn't really planned a lunch stop, figuring we would be eating enough cupcakes. But, my sister asked for pizza, Imo's to be exact. They are all over St. Louis, but we went to the only one we've ever been to, on Big Bend Boulevard. Our group ordered a pizza and added toasted ravioli and garlic bread.
From Serendipity, we were to the next cupcake stop, Jilly's, since they would be closing next. Jilly's was a stop on last year cupcake crawl, but since then, they have gotten national recognition as the winners of a battle on Food Network's Cupcake Wars and have expanded their restaurant. It's not as cute and cozy as it used to be, which is a shame. I like cupcakeries to be fun little nooks, and Jilly's is not just a restaurant that served cupcakes.
We decided to take a break from the sugar rush, so from Jilly's we went to the St.
From the Mills, we went to our final cupcake destination, The Cup in the Central West End.
The sugar coma began to sink in while we were sitting there. I didn't really want to get up, but I had the drive home, yet. We made it; well most of us did. Emily and Amy slept, and the rest of us were pretty quiet. I had a few things to discuss with SarahBeth, but they were to be between best friends, so I didn't say anything. I think we were all pretty wore out from the day, anyway. I am thankful for my friends that indulge in my quirkiness and go along with my ideas. Cupcake Crawl 2011 is successfully in the books!