I can count 3 new froyo stores that I can walk to and at least 2 new cupcake stores within a two minute drive from where I live. Kansas City is fairly spread out, so if there are that many opening up in my area, I’m sure there are tons of new ones all over the city.
When I returned from Dallas last Sunday morning, Lloyd and I decided to go out for lunch to catch up on our weekend apart. After lunch, we walked around the adjoining shopping area for awhile and came across a new cupcake shop. I’ve actually never been to a cupcake shop, but I know they’re all the rage right now (Food Network even has an entire show dedicated to the miniature treats!). I was overwhelmed with nauseating cuteness upon entering the little shop and was immediately hooked. Lloyd and I split a vanilla cupcake with chocolate icing that they packaged up for us in this adorable pink miniature box that was the perfect size for our new little bundle of joy sweet treat.
The cupcake set us back just three dollars. Here are my thoughts in no particular order on that price:
- I could probably make an entire box of cupcakes for less than 3 dollars.
- Then again, we were also paying for the experience.
- Any Duncan Hines cupcake I would have thrown together probably wouldn’t have tasted as good.
- Desserts that we sometimes purchase in restaurants after dinner are usually much more expensive – somewhere in the $5-7 range.
Overall, I think we’ll probably add these new cupcake shops to our list of mini-dates that we sometimes go on. I’ve also hinted to Lloyd that if he happened to bring me a perfectly packaged cupcake as a surprise or after a bad day or for no reason at all, it would probably win him some mega-points. 😉
But enough about cupcakes, let’s move on to FroYo! Self-serve frozen yogurt is also a new thing in Kansas City, but I’m pretty sure it’s been on the coasts for several years now. I love it! I can get an ice cream fix for just a couple dollops of froyo. Plus, whatever little froyo concoction that I come up with usually only cost about $1.50 I purposely make them smaller because 1) I don’t need very much and 2) it’s much cheaper that way. In my opinion, a buck and a half is a pretty good deal for a cold, sweet treat any night of the week. Especially considering a scoop or a shake at bigger chains can easily cost 3 or 4 dollars.
Have you noticed new and trendy dessert stores popping up in your area? What do you think about the new trend?