Saturday, August 06, 2005

Cupcakes

I have one weakness and that is these little personal cakes, preferably with frosting on them!

But, let me go back to earlier in the day for you... The Shatz and I were on a mission to find some cat litter to help my cat/dogs make the transition/move easier. Currently they are mostly outdoor and do that business outside, but when I move, I have noticed a hesistency on their part to not go out and explore much for the first week or so... and I do want to make this transition as easy as I can for them... So....

There is a new supermarket near my soon to be ex-home... It caters to the local largely Mexican community and also smells just like super markets in South America... Not so lovely, but like food. Not a bad thing, sort of like raw meat....

Anyway, they have this bakery there, and they had these great cakes with cupcakes... So, I pulled out my camera phone and was preparing to take a photo so I could blog on just how fascinating it was... When a counter lady came up to me and in halting English told me not to.. I replied (in Spanish) "why?" she shrugged and the "security guy" that was standing there flirting with another counter girl turned to me, looked at me, and then said in a rather rude tone "we just don't allow it (in Spanish)". We left after this, mainly because we could not find the kind of cat litter my cats (or is it I) prefer...

So, we happened to not find what we needed there and went to the upscale market and I found and was able to take a picture of this most awesome cupcake. Now, I do have to say that this particular market is rather posh!



So... I was able to take a picture with no hassle...
So... I was left to ponder why I could not take a picture at the previous bakery...
And I came up with several hypothesis....

  1. they don't like white people
  2. they don't want pictures of their cakes to be taken in case they get copied
  3. they don't want pictures taken where the bakery area is because it may be dirty and this would bring in a health code visit
  4. they just have this rule
So, I am not sure which one might be the case... Any other ideas why the "Hispanic market" may not let me take a picture, but the "Upscale market" would...

Again, I must interupt this regulary not necessarily scheduled blog post to present you with another lovely picture of the Squink...

6 comments:

Catherine said...

I'm going with, they are afraid of their work being copied.

The picture looks so yummy! I'm on a major diet and my mouth is watering.

Blair said...

That was my first assumption, but there I thought that if someone really wanted to copy it, they could buy one... so I am not sure that one is right...

Nettie said...

That's one of those creations you wonder how you could bear to eat it.

Blair said...

I know, it is a beautiful cupcake!

baileysMilk said...

oh Blair.. you havent blog such a long post for ages!!

hope you're settling down well!! :)

Blair said...

Baileysmilk - no, still in the trenches of moving, with a baby who can't seem to sleep right now. We officially move this weekend, then we live in a hotel for a week then we move in