Cupcake Romping

20 Feb

Wif and her galpals have had a recent obsession passion for cupcakes and other baking adventures so last night we headed out to Henrietta to check out The Christmas Tree Shoppe and Jo-Ann’s goods.  Of course we ended up with misc. and very necessary items.  Wif’s fave? Her new PEARLS!!  Eeeee!

They’re peppermint and SO getting incorporated into someone special’s bridal shower ice cream cake!

And of course a trip to Henrietta would most certainly not be complete without a little stop @ Chipotle.  And yes, it is all they say it is and more.  Wif devoured ordered the vegetarian tacos with black beans, medium salsa, lettuce, cheese and sour cream.  There are no words. Chipotle uses such fresh ingredients and holy moly does that make for a killer taco!  And for $7 – it’s a pretty unbeatable dinner!

Like this... except less chickeny and MORE beany!

Directly following Chipotle (and a quick little stop @ good old Wegman’s) the 3 mouseketeers were in desperate need of a toasting place to celebrate one wonderful ladies new FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT (*hallelujah, hallelujah*). First we scooted over to the newish Lovin’ Cup in the RIT plaza-dealy.  But that turned out to be real annoying. There is minimal and overpacked parking so we hiked a freakin’ tundra just to discover that stinky place was charging a cover since there was a band there.  Rude.  Don’t you know we have toasting to do!?

The ROC seems to shut down early so after much brain scratching we hit up Cheesecake.  The Cheesecake Factory was open til midnight and we knew they’d have fun drinks and okay, fine, sweets galore.

Between the three of us we split Stefanie’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake:

Moist layers of Red Velvet Cake and our Original Cheesecake covered with our special Cheesecake Factory cream cheese frosting. 25¢ from the sale of each slice will be donated to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Really, 25 cents Cheesecake Factory? – are you saying you can’t spare more than that off of a $7 piece of cake?!

and (because we’re females in need of chocolate) Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake:

Well helloooo, beautiful.

Layers of Flourless Godiva Chocolate Cake, Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse.

Let me be clear. That Godiva piece was HEAVENLY.  I think my tongue started doing backflips in excitement on the first bite.  But aside from that… I was not overwhelmed. And here’s why:

  • Our server was friendly enough but I do not love getting my coffee AFTER my cheesecake.  C’mon now.
  • All three lovely ladies got hot drinks.  But turns out thats a total misnomer. My Caramel Royale Macchiato was luke warm at best. Blech. And the other two’s were a similar icky temperature. (The nice presentation -albeit rather late- did do a bit of redemption work.)
  • The Red Velvet was… alright.  Wif hates to sound uppity and/or picky but it was really lacking in the flavor area and the texture was so dense it reminded me more of a squished and refrigerated banana bread than Red Velvet.  I guess when we go to somewhere called Cheesecake Factory we just always expect quite a *wow* factor and this cake really had none of that.
  • Our total came to $32 without tip.  I’m sorry but $32 for 2 desserts and 3 drinks … especially ones that were subpar?  Meh.  But perhaps I’ve been spoiled with Hose 22 and Chipotle as of late?

Anyways, the night still most certainly came out a winner, as it’s hard not to when you’re out with wonderful people, shopping AND eating!  Not to mention celebrating a *very special* new jobby.  Hooray!

Now wif just needs to contemplate fitting into her new bridesmaids dress after all of that Chipotle and cheesecake up in here…

Suck it in wif, suck it in.

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