Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tales of the Traveling Totes #11 ~ Keeping Austin Sweet


Welcome to Tales of the Traveling Totes #11!

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate

Patti @ Pandora's Box on thinking of this idea,

getting our group together, and organizing us along the way.




Look how our group has grown!

When Patti first purposed this idea to Debbie and me, 

who would have guessed that two years later

we would still have adventures to share and that along the way

others would grab a Courtly Check tote and join in the fun.




Jenna ~ Katie ~ Linda

Please welcome our latest travelers.




Other than an April weekend get away  

with my childhood girl friends,

Miss Merri Mac and I haven't been on many adventures.

The getaway to the lake was relaxing with stunning views, 

friendly roaming deer, and lots of laughter as our group

caught up with each other since last year when we were together.





For lack of any interesting excursions to share,

I decided to put on my candy stripe shoes,

grab Miz Checkers (aka MacKenzie-Childs Town Tote),

and take you on a "Sweet Tooth Excursion"

around Austin town.  Interested?





With a forecast of frosting with sprinkles,

I'd say the timing is perfect!





First stop ~

hey cupcake! An Austin Original




What started in 2007 as a "vanilla dream"

by a young man named Wes Hurt,

hey cupcake! now celebrates its tenth year in business.

An Austin icon known for its air stream venues,

one can find these delicious cupcakes at three different locations.

Click here to read a previous post on hey cupcake! 

You'll get a more complete idea of this clever business model.




Our choice ~ Red Velvet

The ten menu choices are the 

same at each location,

and one can also ask to make the cupcake a

"whipper snapper."

That's when they inject the cupcake

 with fresh whipped cream.

Red Velvet is our favorite and 

one of the best sellers.





Next stop ~

Cup Caking Desire, Austin's Smallest Bakery



Cup Caking Desire is Austin's first and only Bakery Trailer.

Created in 2011 by Brazilian Interior Designer, Luciana Roth, 

the bakery specializes in cup cakes, cakes,

cake pops, petit fours, and cookies.  

All are made from fresh ingredients onsite inside 

the specially designed trailer.




Going home with us ~ Strawberry Fields

Made with bits of strawberry inside and topped with

a chocolate covered strawberry over strawberry 

butter cream, this delicious cupcake is a winner.




Last one for the day ~  

Cupcake ATM @ Sprinkles



Sprinkles, a California based company

has just recently come to Austin, and with it,

Austin's first Cupcake ATM.

With a line waiting out the door, it's convenient

to simply walk up and make a purchase at the ATM.




Inside our ATM box ~ Sprinkle

The Sprinkle is a cheery cake loaded with rainbow sprinkles

and topped with vanilla buttercream adorned 

with crunchy rainbow non-pareils.




Inside the store, customers can order from a broader menu selection

~ cup cakes, ice cream, cookies, and drinks.

There was even an adult cupcake choice for May, 

the Casamigos Margarita,

a key lime cake loaded with Casamigos Blanco Tequila 

and topped with key lime frosting.



Doggies love cupcakes too, so Sprinkles offers a special

sugar-free doggie cupcake with yogurt "icing".




The age old slogan here in town is

Keep Austin Weird, but today it's 

Keep Austin Sweet!


~ Don't Miss the Fun ~
More Tales of the Traveling Totes
at the links below.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Katie with Miss Daisy @ Preppy Empty Nester
Linda G with Miss Rosie @ More Fun Less Laundry
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie and Miss Taylor @ "Pandora's Box"
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply




Just in time for summer picnics or pool side parties,

 the Traveling Tote girls are giving away a 

Courtly Check enamel ware container.

Rita @ Panoply

is our host this time around, and to be entered you must leave a 

comment on Rita's blog for a chance to win.

Good luck to all!  Winner will be announced on June 10th.


To Visit Previous Miss Merri Mac Adventures

Just click on number links below. 

#1#2#3#4#5 # 6#7#8, #9, #10 and also
hereherehere, and here.

Join us for our 

next adventures on September 1.




Also Joining
Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.