05 April 2009

At Jilly's

The other day one of the blogs I follow linked to Jilly's Cupcake Bar. I was curious. So I clicked over to their site, and so can you, if you want.

As I read through the menu I began to notice a trend. Most of Jilly's cupcakes are filled with delicious, ooey-gooey goodness. I've included a few descriptions from their menu. How about this:

"Red velvet cake infused with chocolate syrup and stuffed with caramel praline filling, topped with cream cheese icing, cinnamon caramel buttercream, toasted pecans and a pecan praline"

or this:

"Madagascar vanilla cake infused with lemon and honey syrup, stuffed with a honey lemon curd and topped with lemon cream cheese, toasted almonds, lemon candy dust, a sugar bee and a white chocolate and lemon honeycomb bark"

That reads like the stuff of special occasions, doesn't it? Well, today was special enough. After all, it isn't every day that we pick Matthew up from the airport. On the way home, we dropped in for a cupcake.

The cupcakes at Jilly's are huge. The girls split one (filled with strawberry cheesecake topped with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate shavings), and half was more than enough. In the pictures you can see that the girls are eating with a kind of modified chop-stick that we brought with us. It worked better than you might imagine. I had to share my pictures of their attempt.

We got four more cupcakes to go. We'll share them with my parents when we go over for dinner tonight. I can't wait to hear what they have to say about these!

As for me, I'm a fan. You can bet I'll be happy to go back for more.


Kris Farrar said...

I wish we had known about this place when we were in St. Louis last summer!!! Looks to die for!

Katherine said...

So which was your favorite and what did Matthew and your parents think? It's probably a good thing we don't live closer to Jilly's. It looks so good I might become a very frequent customer.

suz said...

they say that you can tell the economy is improving when people spend their money on specialty items like cupcakes. this must be a good sign...

joe said...

wish I could have been there.

Mary Ann said...

So, here's the verdict:
Bee Sting: Excellent
Turtle: Excellent
Red Velvet Twist: Excellent
German Choclate (sampled after it sat in the refrigerator for nearly 48 hours): Excellent.

Katherine, Matthew was such a good sport (we dragged him there fresh off the airplane). My parents were mostly impressed by their size (like a softball) and how fancy they looked.

Jilly's isn't right in our backyard either and, considering how decadent these are, that is probably an plus.