today i took a quick trip to beantown with my friend jane and it was such a nice, spur of the moment, midweek treat! jane, you see, is incredibly smart and driven (not to mention thoughtful and fun!) and we’ve been friends since seventh grade. after dominating the midwest, she’s now back east for grad school at MIT (nerd pride, as she says) and had to run to the city to pick up keys for her summer sublet. we enjoyed lunch at the friendly toast (more on that later!), perused the bookstore and per my recommendation, stopped at kick*ss cupcakes, my favorite cupcake shop in the boston area!
these are no chocolate and vanilla, plain old cupcakes (although the chocolate and vanilla are so good, too!). see, i’m not usually a huge fan of frosting (too sweet sometimes), but this frosting is just the right amount and SO DELICIOUS. the flavors i picked out yesterday included ginger peach bellini (with a raspberry on top), the somerville special (espresso cupcake, marshmallow filling, nutella frosting), lemon meringue (lemon cupcake, lemon curd and real torched meringue on top), chocolate cupcake/vanilla frosting and vanilla cupcake/chocolate frosting, as well as the super chocolate (brownie cupcake with bittersweet chocolate and chocolate shavings).
they have so many other inventive flavors, too (i love me some s’mores cupcake!), but i didn’t want to have a lifetime supply of cupcakes on my counter, because that would require me to eat. them. all. and remember what they say - treat treats as treats! this was a special treat, for sure :)
if you ever find yourself in davis square, i couldn’t recommend it any more! check it out - you’ll thank me later :)
kick*ss cupcakes | davis square | 378 highland street | somerville, ma | 02124