For me, it's always been the frosting. When Ralph's came out with soft
sugar cookies with Cupcake frosting on them, I was in heaven. It seems
that I am not alone-
The shots are being offered at some bakeries across the country, for a quick pick me up for evening partiers. For a small fee - the customer gets a "dollop" of frosting, using the size of a small yogurt cup sample. It's on the menu board at some bakeries, but at others you have to ask for it.
“It's kind of the cut-to-the-chase evolution of
cupcakes,” says Tanya Steel, editor in chief of foodie Web site
Epicurious.com. “I can imagine it being at parties. It's a great thing
to have at an office party. It provides just a little bite of sweetness
and yumminess without going whole hog.
At Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Ga., owner Cheryl Day has piped 75-cent frosting sides for her Friday night “cupcake happy hour” for the past three years. At a happy hour in February, she sold about 100 shots. She thought using a bar conceit would draw locals as well as college students.
I can see folks becoming addicted to frosting, and then buying cans at the grocery store, taking frosting shots at home. Don't touch my frosting!