Thank you to everyone that posted such positive, supportive comments yesterday for my Mom and Dad. It’s great to have such an awesome community at the blog.
We had a fabulous tour of the Nike facility (I want to work there when I “grow up”). Much thanks goes to customer Kate Dixon from Portland for arranging it and shepherding us around the sprawling campus. I am inspired after seeing their amenities for staff. Serving lunch and providing a workout facility for our Bramble Berry staff would be a dream!
Here we are on the Nike Campus; check out the beautiful grounds!
Then, we went in search of the best cupcake in Portland. We visited the Alphabet District’s Saint Cupcake. Sadly, they were out of Red Velvet cupcakes when we made it in so we had to make do with three minis and one Vanilla on Vanilla large dose.
Here is an employee making cupcakes for tomorrow’s hoard of rabid cupcake fans. She was using an ice cream scoop (? or something that looked like one) to get the cupcake batter into the wrappers.
After eating all three mini cupcakes tonight (the diet starts Monday), my experienced cupcake-tasting-buds declare that while Saint Cupcake isn’t as good as the Red Velvet cupcake at Cupcake Royale, these are better than the Trophy Cupcake from last week.
Tomorrow is Cupcake Jones. With the filling in every cupcake, it’s going to be an experience not to be missed.
PS – If you’re a soaper in the Portland area Saturday, stop by Besaw’s at noon to hang out, talk soap and have some good eats; more information here.
Besides using portion control ice cream sized scoops for things like batter you can also find smaller sized ones for cookie dough. They are usually found in the houseware section of most stores…near things like spatulas, soup ladles, etc. The 2 tablespoon size not only makes uniform sized cookies but it can also be used to make the cutest mini meatballs.
Your lucky to have so many great bakeries in your area. The only cupcakes to be found here are at the local grocery store 🙁
Thanks for that information. That is very helpful!
We visited Cupcake Jones today and took lots of photos and video. I can’t wait to share them later this evening or tomorrow morning. It’ll all depend on how late this card game goes with my parents tonight =)
I need me one of those scoops! (Thanks, Anonymous, for that info). I am getting the urge to bake some pina colada muffins tomorrow…
Joanna Schmidt says
That looks like fun. Mmmmm, and those cupcakes. I haven’t eaten yet, I think I better before I find my Reeses cup stash!
Those mini cupcakes are pretty cute! I prefer mine Jumbo! lol.
And I had my drawing this morning and my little helper pulled your name! I will grab one of my frostings and bring it to the lunch today!!
Pajama Mama says
YUM!!! We were in Savannah last weekend and rode by (on our carriage ride) the cutest cupcake shop and I thought of you!
In the food industry, that scoop is bascically a portion control scoop. Each scoop size is assigned a specific number and stands for a specific number of ounces/measure. For instance a #20 scoop is actually 3 1/3 Tbsp. and it is also a good size scoop to use when making standard size cupcakes/muffins. You are guaranteed a uniform size end product, while controling cost.