Cupcakes.GR's , cupcake shop.
We trekked through town happily searching the streets.
We walked into random tavernas and kafenions asking for "cupcakes" and all we got back were blank gazes and "Den Kseros" I don't knows.
Finally we found a phone number for Cupcakes in Nafplio but they were not open yet so at least my friends didn't think I was making all this up. Liz is still fighting old municipality regulations to open her shop but in the meantime, whipping up some snazzy cupcakes (i.e. Saffron Cupcakes, Greek style black forest cupcakes...) for weddings and other events. Back at the ranch here in Southern California, I finally went to Susie Cakes and had a red velvet cupcake.
I know, I know. That was sooo 2008.
Even people that I've never seen a speck of cookie crumb pass their lips have told me the Red Velvet at Susie Cakes is the best (err, maybe I shouldn't trust them in the first place?) and those of trusted sources have given their nod of approval. One day after having coffee with the Mathlete I noticed the sign and popped in for one of their signature "Frosting Filled" Red Velvet Cupcakes ($3). Coincidentally a week later, my friend Jenny located me basking in the sun at Manhattan Beach and pulled up under the pier with a "surprise" of the exact same cupcake (from their Manhattan Beach shop). It was a delicious moist cake tasting strong of vegetable oil (which appeals to me) and tangy-sour whipped cream cheese frosting. A yummy second to Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock and proof that cupcakes do exist.
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