Off Topic: Snowman and other Christmas Cupcakes from Publix

Those of you who follow my intermittently posted-on tumblr may remember that I love a well-decorated cupcake, especially if it is tasty to boot. I also enjoy visiting Cupcakes Take The Cake, a blog co-written by none other than the talented sex writer/editor extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel.

Today I thought of their fun blog while scarfing down one of my favorite cupcakes of all time – a holiday cupcake from Publix bakery. While not from the exact Publix that I grew up going to in Miami [I went both to "the old Publix" which is now a Wild Oats and "the new Publix" further south on US1, which is now nowhere near new as it cropped up in the mid-80s, perhaps. South Miamians will know that the new Publix had a far better bakery, plus the bonus of FREE COOKIES FOR KIDS! I took advantage of free sugar cookies until I was well past kid age.]

In any case, tonight – hours after I made a Frosty the Snowman cupcake disappear just like the real Frosty does (see photographic evidence) – I thought, surely Cupcakes Take the Cake knows about Publix? And yet when I searched for info on their blog about Publix cupcakes, it was nowhere to be found (see above screen-shot image).

Rachel, Allison, Nichelle and Stacie, how can this be? In Florida and Georgia (and perhaps other places where Publix might be), Publix is well known for their frosting and their fluffy cupcake cake! Bringing cupcakes from Publix to a party is a shoe-in for being a well-loved guest. If I’m missing past Publix posts, please do point me in the right direction. Otherwise, I’ll gladly volunteer to be a guest blogger and sing the praises of Publix. Until then, please enjoy these photos from my yummy cupcake experience that came to be thanks to the Publix bakery in Key Largo, where I am at the moment.

Oh, and this cake? Yeah, it’s a Jesus, Mary and Joseph cake – WITH PALM TREES and ocean waves!!! Also from Publix. They made the same one last year, perhaps for those families who sing Happy Birthday to Jesus songs as in a story I recently read in Time Out Chicago.

And finally, MSP readers, I really LOVE getting emails and comment postings from you – whether you want to muse about cupcakes in general, Publix specifically, the wonders of a “Holy Family in the Tropics” cake, or the fact that I am in Key Largo while some of you are in negative 5 degree weather (sorry!), I would still love to read your comments. I hope you are all having a safe and healthy holiday season thus far.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • Marcey

    I just read about a Christmas Tree Cupcake. It is made from a regular cupcake, topped with a mini cupcake, topped by a Hershey’s Kiss. Green frosting was piped around it, starting at the edge of the “muffin top” and working its way around and around until it reached the peak of the Kiss. It was then decorated appropriately with little candies to look like ornaments. Very cool.

    Also, if ever you get to Champaign IL, stop by “Cakes on Walnut”, a cupcake restaurant.

  • Marcey

    I just read about a Christmas Tree Cupcake. It is made from a regular cupcake, topped with a mini cupcake, topped by a Hershey’s Kiss. Green frosting was piped around it, starting at the edge of the “muffin top” and working its way around and around until it reached the peak of the Kiss. It was then decorated appropriately with little candies to look like ornaments. Very cool.

    Also, if ever you get to Champaign IL, stop by “Cakes on Walnut”, a cupcake restaurant.

  • Debby

    Oh, YUM. That sounds adorable and tasty, too. I like the addition of the Kiss at the top (and the tip to go to Cakes on Walnut!).

  • Debby

    Oh, YUM. That sounds adorable and tasty, too. I like the addition of the Kiss at the top (and the tip to go to Cakes on Walnut!).

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