This past weekend was my Shop for Success event, where the YES! organization hosted a shopping experience (with nails and makeovers) to benefit Dress for Success. As part of this, I was tasked with organizing the pick up of cupcakes. So I had 3 kinds in 1 day.
Ok, so we actually picked up Tonnie’s minis on Friday. But I tried it on Saturday. Tonnie’s is bit of a “design your own” cupcake kind of place on 122nd street and Lenox Ave. A bit of a field trip for A and me. I had to leave her in the car so I didn’t get towed, but told her not to die as I left her with the windows up because I couldn’t figure out how to turn the car back on to get the windows down. This is what you get for the non-driver who picks a different zipcar every time (this time it was the red Prius). Anyways, at Tonnie’s, you pick a cupcake, add a frosting and some toppings. The place was hopping at 3 pm. We picked up a generous donation of 250 mini cupcakes and headed back to midtown.
Then there was our good old friend, Magnolia Bakery, who donated a few dozen. This time I sent one of my volunteers to make the pick up. These were really tasty. I think the minis are better than the full size. Moist cake and the right amount of frosting.
Finally, there were Fanny Cakes that were individually boxed. I am assuming they have some sort of shelf life of more than a day. Cute, not as tasty, though. Cake was a little dry and the frosting was not frosting like I like it.
Lots of cake, that’s for sure. What I really want is a nice Carrot Cake Cupcake with cream cheese frosting….mmm…