Ting Ting’s Cupcakes


The picture is probably all I need to post here and you’ll be googling Ting Ting’s Cupcakes. You won’t wait around to see if I post a link. Don’t worry. I will.

One of my good college friends just started her own cupcake business – Ting Ting’s Cupcakes. Although I am a little biased in that Ting is such a good friend of mine I will promise you these are some of the best cupcakes you’ll ever have. Not only are they tasty, but they are beautiful as well. She puts as much TLC into the appearance as she does in the recipe and that’s saying a lot.

You can order them from her site http://tingtingscupcakes.com/ or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tingtingscupcakes . She does offer delivery to approved areas. Email her for more info.

My recommendation is the chocolover (pictured right) cupcake. From the menu, “chocolate cupcake with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting swirl.”

Order today and tell her John sent you for the uber duber good deal. Just kidding, but she’ll think it’s funny if you do say that.

Perk’s Coffee – Lampasas, TX

Another stop on my recent Texas State Parks day trip was to a nice little coffee shop in Lampasas, TX called Perk’s. We were greeted by the smell of good coffee and tea brewing and a smiling owner named Monty. We’ve had good luck finding great coffee spots on our trips and I’d have to say we struck gold once again.

Perk's Coffee in Lampasas, TX
Perk’s Coffee in Lampasas, TX

Along with a great iced tea, Italian soda, cafe americana, and an assortment of tea bags to choose from Monty also has a selection of pastries to choose from for a much needed sugar boost after the trip to Gorman Falls. It turns out Monty is a pastry chef by trade and just has the coffee shop on the side. His cake shelves were all empty though he proclaimed that they were all full this morning when he opened at 10:00 am. All the cakes on display were custom orders which were picked up promptly at the opening of the store.

He did have some unique cupcakes available for us to try out. They were made with four different chocolates and had a chocolate chip cookie baked into the center. Try one…or two if you happen to stop in. I promise you won’t regret it.