Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GiGi’s Cupcakes

I’ve been slightly obsessed with GiGi’s cupcakes in Nashville for quite a while now.  The thing is… I’ve yet to go, until now!  For my birthday one of my producer/confidants promised to take me and buy me as MANY cupcakes as I want!

I definitely took him up on the offer.  My producer, his production assistant, and a friend from my department all piled into the car and headed uptown.  It took me forever to decide what I wanted.  In the end I picked the Hunka Chunka Banana, which is described as banana nut cake and chocolate chunks topped with chocolate ganache frosting; and the Strawberry Shortcake, described as white cake with fresh strawberries & strawberry buttercream frosting.

I thought I would like the Hunka Chunka Banana the best, but I ended up liking the Strawberry Shortcake better.  The Hunka Chunka Banana was delicious, but it was just too much like a banana bread for what I was craving.  The Strawberry Shortcake was a TRUE cupcake!  It was fluffy and SUPER moist with big hunks of real strawberry.  And of course the piles and piles of frosting on top!  I’m usually not a fan of frosting but I ate this!  Oh… did I eat it!  I thought it would be easier to eat this with a fork, but then I decided against it because it took the fun away of eating such a decadent cupcake.  But I will offer this one bit of advice, the frosting will almost definitely go up your nose as you take a bite.

The white one is Wedding Cake, and the chocolate one is Midnight Magic with Chocolate Frosting.  My producer and his PA both let me have a bite of theirs, but I have to say, the Strawberry Shortcake is still the winner in my eyes!  If you’re in the Nashville area head over to GiGi’s and get a cupcake!  YUM!

Look at all the frosting!

Very yummy in it’s own right.

So, the Strawberry Shortcake one was bigger, but being closer to the camera makes it look EVEN bigger!
PS.  The guy in the orange shirt is not the producer who took me to get cupcakes.  He’s another producer in their apartment who was in the edit bay trying to sneak in the background of all my cupcake pics.
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