Wednesday, October 22, 2014
During my visit to Atlanta last month to see my friends A and D, I had to schedule some time to check out the Sprinkles Ice Cream and cookie shop! The shop is located in a mall, but there is a separate outside entrance as well - which also houses the cupcake ATM.
The interior was SUPER cute, and there was so much to look at. Cupcakes, ice cream toppings and cones, cookies, and an extensive menu along the wall.
Since I can get Sprinkles cupcakes in DC, I knew that my purchases would definitely be ice cream and a cookie. The ice cream above is a kid's cup of their red velvet ice cream. The kid's cup was the perfect size for a little snack, and as you can see there is plenty of red velvet cake inside. I also love how the ice cream coordinated with the cup and spoon, haha.
I also bought a peanut butter pretzel chip cookie to take home - this cookie is huge! I loved the flavor combination of this cookie, and I think this would be a big hit with any sweets fan. Since there aren't too many outposts of Sprinkles' ice cream/cookie shops, I definitely recommend checking it ouf if you are in Atlanta!
Sprinkles - Atlanta
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Here we have a free Chocolate Dipped Caramel cupcake, another one in the recent set of "chocolate dipped" secret flavors at Georgetown Cupcake. This combination is definitely a winner - especially that caramel cake. A caramel flavored cake might sound a little out of the ordinary (compared to a caramel topping or frosting), but it is very sweet and delicious. The thin layer of glossy chocolate ganache pairs well with the caramel cake, almost like you're eating a very soft candy bar haha. I hope Georgetown Cupcake brings back this caramel cake again soon!
Monday, October 20, 2014
In recent years I have noticed what could only be called an EXPLOSION of pumpkin-flavored foods hitting the grocery store shelves in the fall. I'm not complaining, but it's becoming more difficult to decide which products I want to buy and try out, haha.
This Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips was a fairly easy decision, as I already love peanut butter anyway. As the name indicates, this is a much lighter version of peanut butter, with the consistency being more like a tub of whipped butter or cream cheese. The pumpkin pie spices are noticeable as soon as you open it, but it mixes well with the usual peanut butter scent. I've enjoyed spreading this on apple slices for double the Fall Food taste, haha. Due to its fluffy consistency, I could see this being an excellent option for a dip, or as a quick frosting for breads and other baked goods. I found this at Target, so start there if you're in the market for a tasty seasonal spread!