I don't know about you but I love cake. The best part of most events is the cake at the end. Then the glorification of the cupcake came along, and I was hooked. I served a room full of 5 year olds cupcakes at my son's 5th birthday party - and it was delightful!
There are quite a few shows on now that involve cupcakes: Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes, The Cupcake Girls, Cupcake Sisters. I'm sure I'm missing some, but those are the ones that come to mind. I'm a sucker for these shows, especially Cupcake Wars on the Food Network.
My new mission is to find local cupcake bakeries. I'm unaware of specific cupcake bakeries in the area, but I'm they must be here somewhere. I do know of one bakery, Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, that makes FANTASTIC cupcakes. But I want to find a cupcake-specific bakery and just marvel at all I see . . . and taste.
My manhunt is officially underway, and I'll be sure to keep you abreast of my findings. You realize, of course, this is all just an excuse to eat cupcakes.