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Father’s Day Fun

I don’t want to talk too much about Saturday morning’s bike ride because, frankly, it sucked. I think my hard ride Thursday night followed by a decent 25-miler Friday morning just caught up with my legs and they said enough already.

Interestingly, we did a short brick run after the bike ride and I felt fine. Good, as a matter of fact.

After the workout it was time for more important things. Like going to my Dad’s house to celebrate Father’s Day! On the way there we made a stop at Walgreens to pick up some cards, when this happened.

I split this little package of deliciousness with Steve. I think all of the candy companies are trying to kill me with the addition of coconut options lately, along with Starbucks and their evil coconut mocha frappacino.

We got to my dad’s house and dug into some snacks before heading out on the boat.

Steve is driving here because my dad decided to do a little water skiing. I believe he has now gone 6 years in a row getting up on skis on his first try.

I contemplated skiing, but decided that the water was a bit too chilly for me yet. So I just hung out on the boat and soaked up some sun.

When we got back to the house my dad fired up the grill, and again, I did what I do best.

And that would be lounge around and drink beer. I wish I took a picture of the lake from the deck, because it really is a great view. Eventually I wandered over to see what the grill master had cookin’.

Sea bass, asparagus, potatoes, and breadsticks. He also grilled a steak for Steve because he is crazy and doesn’t like fish.

This meal was so so good. I actually inhaled half of that potato before I remembered to snap a pic. I don’t think there is anything better than dinner off of the grill during summer. And grilled breadsticks = genius.

As if dinner wasn’t tasty enough, Steve and I had made a little stop at Milwaukee Cupcake Co for dessert.

I think my dad is going to start his own blog.

I had the s’more cupcake.

Other flavors included chocolate pb cup (still the best ever), strawberry, and chocolate on chocolate. Milwaukee Cupcake Co still reigns supreme in my book.

Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you!!

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Cupcake wars

My love for cupcakes is no secret. I am always on the lookout for the most amazing cupcakes known to man, and I am willing to try unlimited cupcake samples in my quest for the best. Oh the sacrifices I make for the cause. Yesterday I was asked to bring dessert to a family get together, and I just so happened to have a Groupon for a dozen cupcakes from Classy Girl Cupcakes just waiting to be used. Let me preface this by saying that I am a devout fan of Milwaukee Cupcake Company, and I couldn’t wait to see how Classy Girl would measure up.

I entered the cute little shop and saw they had quite a selection of flavors to choose from. They offer both tradition and cheesecake cupcakes, and I went with traditional. Cheesecake = blech. I decided to get 6 extra cupcakes in addition to the dozen because my family is quite large. I got 3 confetti (for the kids), 3 cookies & cream, 3 Ghiradelli chocolate, 2 chocolate peanut butter, 2 root beet float, 2 carrot cake, 1 lemon pound cake, 1 white chocolate blackberry, and 1 orange dream.

I was not quick enough with the camera to get a picture of all of them before the kids started going to town. Before the sampling could begin, I had to get a nutritious dinner in my belly. Why? To pre-counter-act all of the sugar I was about to consume in the name of cupcake tasting.

Apparently dinner was very exciting, or else this just proves that I am completely incapable of acting normal for a photo.

My aunt Sue made some delicious chick pea veggie burgers. You may be able to spot it under the giant mound of mouth-watering toppings. There was also a broccoli salad with peanut butter dressing (my mom knew to combine my 2 favorite foods into one amazing salad combination), along with some pasta salad. Once I was fueled up, the cupcake tasting could commence.

My tasting platter:

Each piece pictured is a quarter of a cupcake. If you are good at math like me, you will quickly figure out that I would be eating 2 cupcakes in total, all in the name of science. I was ready to dig in.

My conclusions? Where to begin. The carrot cake was delicious and probably the best flavor. The lemon pound cake was nice and dense and lemony (the lemon frosting was great), but it was slightly dry. The white chocolate blackberry tasted like a glorified blueberry muffin and I may have become diabetic from the white chocolate frosting. This was my least favorite. The root beer float was my second favorite, the flavor was very unique, although the frosting was again too sweet. Chocolate peanut butter was decent, the pb frosting was good but the cake was a little lacking. The Ghiradelli chocolate looked amazing but was a disappointment. The cake was weak and not nearly chocolaty enough for my taste. The un-pictured orange dream was right up my alley, as I love anything that tastes like a dreamsicle.

In the end, I rule that Milwaukee Cupcake Company reigns supreme. Steve only eats cupcakes that are chocolate on chocolate, but he also agreed that while the Ghiradelli from Classy Girl was good, it did not quite measure up to Milwaukee Cupcake.  I will also point out that the cupcakes at Classy Girl are slightly cheaper than Milwaukee Cupcake, but I am willing to pay the extra 50 cents for a better cupcake. I mean come on, just look at these babies:

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for my work of tasting and reviewing these cupcakes. I purchased the cupcakes and did it out of the good of my heart, to benefit people everywhere. I will press on in my quest for the best cupcakes, and am available for testing and reviews of any and all cupcakes should anyone want to send some my way.

What flavor cupcake would you pick off my my sample plate?

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