We drove to the little coastal town of St Michael's with friends, "just to have a quick look around," and never mind that it was more than fifty miles away. That's just the sort of thing one does in the States, where driving an hour or two to go out for dinner is basically normal. It turned out to be even further than we thought and it was starting to get dark by the time we arrived, which rather curtailed our sightseeing, so it really was a whistle-stop tour.
JoJo's Cupcakes, however, was a brightly-lit, colourful beacon just calling out to us. We knew we had pizza and salad waiting for us back home, but in the circumstances, it seemed appropriate to have an early dessert. Following much discussion around critical issues such as whether we shouldn't just box up the cakes to take back with us (a heretical proposal which was swiftly quashed), we settled down at a corner table and contemplated the amazing display of beautiful cupcakes.
The Chef's Special seemed to be calling my name. Peppermint Mocha combines three of my favourite flavours: chocolate, coffee, and mint. However I couldn't quite imagine the combined flavour of all three in one mouthful. I loved the attention to detail of all the decorations, which made the cakes almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.) Fortunately we had our cameras, so we could capture the cakes for posterity and eat them. And I'm glad we did, because they were light and moist and pretty close to perfect.
The mouth-watering display
Here are a few snaps from our short twilight walk: