Read 'em and weep...
We don’t like to play favorites with our cupcakes. They’re all equal in our eyes. In your eyes, however, there are certain flavors that rise above the others. Here are the ten most popular cupcake flavors at Half Baked Sioux Falls, in no real order (except numero uno).
Here at Half Baked, we have 62 cupcake flavors and counting (and I’m pretty sure I forgot someone). Whittling down those options, whether you’re choosing one cupcake or eight dozen (or deciding which flavor to bake), can be a daunting task. We only carry fifteen to eighteen flavors in the shop on any given day, but even those numbers aren't small. It's only natural for people to turn to us, the bakers, for help. Which flavor is the best? Which is your favorite? Help me, Obi-wan, you’re my only hope. Except Obi-wan scrunches and contorts his face before throwing his hands in the air and screaming “I can’t decide” while he runs to a corner and starts sobbing.
Chocolate, vanilla, or some other delicious concoction? Filling or no filling? Classic flavors or one of the more exotic confections? Fill in the correct circle with a number two pencil. This exam counts for two-thirds of your final grade…
January is the month for fresh starts, and also a time to reflect. Hopefully your reflections bring you a glimmer of happiness, and not a list of mistakes you don’t need to repeat. For me, it always goes back to smiles and close relationships with family and friends. I think about the places I have gone with my girls and others, and how much I love the little things.
As I reflect on Half Baked, and baking cupcakes, I think about the magic our cupcakes bring to others. The small little wrapped cakes that seem to make people smile. There is nothing better than receiving that thank you note or email telling us the journey the cupcakes made, and how they brightened someone’s day. When we hear they are the best cupcakes they have ever had, I am always on cloud nine. The cupcakes have been a daughter’s only birthday wish, the most talked about thing of a wedding reception, and the hit of a party. Gals actually have tasting parties, and order variety dozens to cut and share and drink wine and laugh. Everyone has a favorite, and it’s not always the same. That is the joy of people.
Katie - owner of Half Baked Sioux Falls and daughter of Emily. In addition to owner stuff, she handles specialty baking, social media, and anything else that needs her special touch.