Cuisine scene: Tiny cupcakes are big ...

Cuisine scene: Tiny cupcakes are big in Marin

There are 12 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Cuisine scene: Tiny cupcakes are big in Marin. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Our cupcake will soon runneth over. Where we've barely had cupcakes outside of a few available in bakeries such as Comfort's in San Anselmo and Fat Angel in Fairfax, now the county will have three stores where ...

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kate_h

Belvedere Tiburon, CA

#1 Jun 11, 2008
Teacake Bakeshop's cupcakes are heaven! The coconut cupcake (available on Fridays, only) is especially divine!

Since: Mar 08

Marin

#2 Jun 11, 2008
Does this signal a downward trend in the health-consciousness of marinites? Two sugar-based companies opening in the same town seems surprising. Or maybe it's for the tourists...
MyHomeTown94901

Alviso, CA

#3 Jun 11, 2008
Melody J you are kidding, right? Jeez I hope so! Sugar-based companies are bad? They don't belong in Marin? Lighten up and have a cupcake - my favorite cupcakes are made by Comfort's in San Anselmo. The cake is fresh and light and the frosting w/the coconut on top is divine.

Since: Mar 08

Marin

#4 Jun 14, 2008
I didn't say they were bad--I personally enjoy the occasional cupcake, but rarely purchase them (usually a homemade treat).

I was just surprised that there would be so much demand for specialized bakeries and sweet shops in such a health-conscious area. Maybe that's because we when we want to treat ourselves, we like to do it right.

Or...if I take the philosophical route--it's yet another symptom of hypocritical human nature. I believe Marin also has the highest per capita of 12 step groups, all sorts of fast food restaurants, and Starbucks galore.

And that's just talking food and drink. I dare not go into the irony of the county's liberal politics and its extreme materialism (mansions, expensive cars, fine dining, outrageously priced "educational" programs for kids).

One analyzes these sorts of things when having lived here their entire life and yet not being part of the actual culture (not rich, not liberal). Or at least I do :)

Since: Mar 08

Marin

#5 Jun 23, 2008
This is the very attitude I'm talking about, and it's right in Mill Valley:

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_9662437
Nexra Blevins

San Rafael, CA

#7 Apr 28, 2011
Tiny cupcakes in the wine. Runneth over like a swine.
Nexra Blevins

San Rafael, CA

#8 Apr 28, 2011
Melody J wrote:
I didn't say they were bad--I personally enjoy the occasional cupcake, but rarely purchase them (usually a homemade treat).
I was just surprised that there would be so much demand for specialized bakeries and sweet shops in such a health-conscious area. Maybe that's because we when we want to treat ourselves, we like to do it right.
Or...if I take the philosophical route--it's yet another symptom of hypocritical human nature. I believe Marin also has the highest per capita of 12 step groups, all sorts of fast food restaurants, and Starbucks galore.
And that's just talking food and drink. I dare not go into the irony of the county's liberal politics and its extreme materialism (mansions, expensive cars, fine dining, outrageously priced "educational" programs for kids).
One analyzes these sorts of things when having lived here their entire life and yet not being part of the actual culture (not rich, not liberal). Or at least I do :)
Question: Have you lived here your entire life and still not part of the actual culture?

Answer: Not yet.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#9 Apr 28, 2011
I have a severe phobia of tiny cupcakes.
hysterical

San Anselmo, CA

#10 Apr 28, 2011
I think I'm going to vomit.
hysterical

San Anselmo, CA

#11 Apr 29, 2011
I did vomit.
Buzz Aldren

Modesto, CA

#12 Apr 29, 2011
I also vomitted on My first trip into space.
We did'nt have miniature cupcakes though, but if We did, I'm sure the entire Crew would have also vomitted as well.
Nexra Blevins

San Anselmo, CA

#14 May 1, 2011
I thought the entire crew did vomit?

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