… A writing prompt from my kitchen.
Have you had a store bought cupcake recently? Not a homemade or from a grocery store bakery.
No, a cupcake from one of those cupcake shops that have arisen in strip malls in the past few years. Our town has one with cupcakes and gelato.
A little comparison: Yesteryear’s cupcake was 2” cake and 1/4 “ frosting. Today’s are basically buttercream frosting and filling encased in a little cake … to hold it together.
i love ‘em. My favorite? Peanut butter cup.
I will never be able to go back.
DEMENTIA SWEET CRAVINGS
One of the side effects of dementia is a new sweet tooth. And it’s my husband with the dementia.
My husband, before dementia, didn’t especially like sweets. If we ever had something he’d just want one little bite. I’ve always wanted anything that was dripping in childish amounts of sweet. My husband, now that he has dementia… is more like that child. He will eat handfuls of candy and will want a large chocolate milkshake with his cheeseburger. When getting cookies, he asks for several.
I’m trying to think of the earthly things I love more than a good cupcake.