Lately I have found myself driving past Lark Cake Shop on a fairly regular basis. You may remember that I trekked to Lark in January, specifically to try the Old Fashioned Ice Box Cupcake… but they didn’t have any that day! Foiled. (And that was okay, because it would have been lame to fulfill a new goal– to try their ice box cake– in a few hours flat.) (Goals need time to marinate.)
So the anticipation has been building for a few months. As I was driving west on Sunset today in the mid-day heat, I decided it was finally time to pop in and give it another try.
After the woman at the counter had already wrapped up my Old Fashioned Ice Box Cupcake, I realized that the Gingersnap Ice Box Cupcake was actually a SEPARATE cupcake. Whoops. But the lady told me that she prefers the Old Fashioned (chocolate), so I went with that. As I said to her, “Now I have something else to look forward to (in life).”
She didn’t seem to appreciate my sense of humor, but another guy who came out from the back cake-making area gave me a knowing/concerned smile.
I rushed the cupcake home, worried that the heat would melt it. When I got home I stuck it in the fridge for a few minutes, then opened it up to check on it… and thought it had flipped over.
But then I realized… oh, the top looks like an upside-down cupcake. Or like a cheerful little marshmallow person.
I cut in, and the “thin chocolate wafer cookies” were surprisingly soft. Really, they just seem like cake. (I wonder if the “molasses ginger snaps” are crispier… as the word “snap” implies.)
On the inside (where it counts), it looks like a cake made of Oreos, but really soft ones. So… Oreo Cakesters? (In my day… those did not exist yet.)
I wanted to get a better picture of the insides, but I was propping up the slice with one hand… and it was a bit of a messy endeavor.
It also looks like a Pac-Man!
If I were at my work desktop right now, I might have tried to Photoshop that picture. (Yeah, I know some Photoshop now!) (Baller.)
I ended up eating half in my first sitting. (It’s not THAT big. Don’t judge.) It was light, but not SUPER light. I mean… the wafer/cookie was light, but it’s still layered with whipped cream. (Ugh, my doctor told me to try to take a few months to really commit to eating perfectly and lowering my cholesterol… I’m trying my best?) (Does feeling guilty burn cholesterol?)
So that was the Old Fashioned Ice Box Cupcake. I fulfilled a (fairly short-term) dream today… well, half a dream. I still have to try the Gingersnap Ice Box Cupcake! It really is something to look forward to… I’m sure I’ll let you know when it happens. (I suspect I will prefer it, but it depends on the texture/how ginger-y it really is.)