Behind The Butter

No Stopping

Last night, after my glass of wine and my Amy’s Indian meal (that I topped with feta for no other reason other than the fact that the feta was soon to go bad and I didn’t want to waste good cheese!), I started to lick a cupcake.



My idea was just to take several licks of frosting and then the craving would surely pass and I could instead snack on healthier things such as yogurt, berries or a protein bar. But no. After three licks of frosting I decided to take a tiny nibble.


The tiniest of nibbles, really. However, that nibble turned into a bite and that bite turned into complete cupcake annihilation. I almost ate the other but it was already promised to the boy and I would feel bad eating all of his birthday cake.


I’m not going to lie; it was staring up at me and looking quite lonesome. I sighed and made some tea instead.

Breakfast was pretty typical….

It’s freezing outside!!!

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  • Sam
    April 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

    What makes the frosting grey/beige tinted? Looks delicious – all of it!

  • Nora@livelifeeatright
    April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I always so this! If ur craving it nothing else will satisfy plus they look WAY too good to pass up!

  • MMiller
    April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Great restraint Jenna! And the oats should warm you up a bit! Hope you have a great day!

  • Mastering Public Health
    April 21, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I think everyone knows the feeling of thinking they’ll only juuust “sample” something, and then winding up going after it full-force. It’s like the more someone tries to stop, the more s/he objects to his/her own “denial” … but it suddenly helps to consider if the item does not actually belong to you — and then it seems that guilt restrains. Oh, psychology!

  • eatmovelove
    April 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I have no idea how you managed to stop at 1!!
    Seriously, holy crap. You are a GREAT girlfriend…if your “Boy” is reading this!!
    I suck.
    Oh – I’m doing a Give-Away on my site if someone wants free stuff too 😉

  • Kristen
    April 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Jenna – what kind of tip did you use for these cupcakes, they came out so perfect!

  • sassy molassy
    April 21, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Yeah, those cupcakes look pretty amazing. And, I have a few of those fabulous blue target bowls. Loooove the color inside. It just makes me happy.

  • Ashley
    April 21, 2010 at 10:09 am

    i never would have been able to resist the cupcake! it practically screamed your name 🙂

  • Sarah
    April 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Sometimes you just need that cupcake…especially after a glass of wine 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Mmmm cupcakes! There are a ton of good cupcakeries in DC that only make cupcakes and are INCREDIBLE. Red velvet is my fav.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    April 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I am dying to try that frosting!

  • jill
    April 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

    wow, that cupcake looks damn good. Love ’em

  • theemptynutjar
    April 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Jenna, u have been debating the cupcakes for days….eat them …please 🙂
    i swear…i would eat the whole tray 🙂

  • Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)
    April 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I currently have funfetti cupcakes for my boys birthday as well. They don’t stand a chance.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    April 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

    As someone who has no self-restraint around cupcakes…I commend you for saving one for the boy. I would’ve eaten that one too and blamed the cat for its disappearance or something else equally ridiculous.

  • Evan Thomas
    April 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I think it’s a rule that you’ve just got to eat cupcakes while they’re still fresh

  • Lisa
    April 21, 2010 at 10:25 am

    It’s OK. At least you didn’t eat 20 cupcakes! 🙂

  • Becca
    April 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I know how you feel! I’m having my first wine/supper club at my house Saturday and I just bought $50 bucks worth of cheese (for 16 people) and I want to break into it and eat it all!!! Yes I would like some cheese with that whine!!! Wahh!!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    April 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

    It’s amazing how loudly a tiny cupcake can yell. 😉

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    April 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Ahhh, tiny nibbles…they never really turn out the way we plan, right? 😉

  • marina
    April 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

    those cupcakes look amazing!! the frosting is perfection!
    oh and i wanted to say: ignore everyone who is posting comments about the way your blog has “changed”. that is the silliest thing i ever heard! that’s the fun thing about having a blog or a journal, you can write about WHATEVER YOU WANT! so keep writing 🙂

  • allison @ livingoneday
    April 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    i had so many cupcakes left over from the food bloggers bake sale this weekend, so i dropped them off at my friends house last night! now i dont have the temptation. and shes a skinny minny so who cares.

    im also doing a giveaway in the next week or 2 so make sure to stop by for some goodies!! it’s a product i use and love!

  • Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    April 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Oh that second cupcake wouldn’t have stood a chance :p

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    April 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

    My gosh, you sure know how to pipe your frosting! So neat, what’s your method!!?

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    April 21, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I’m really not sure I could have just let that other cupcake sit there are lonely like that…

    Your frosting job is BEAUTIFUL!!! It’s like you went to pastry school or something 😉

  • Jenny
    April 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I’m sure the boy will forgive ya!

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    April 21, 2010 at 10:50 am

    honestly, who can resist a (homemade) cupcake? totally normal behavior!

  • Corinne
    April 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

    hahahaha i HATE when my cravings talk back to me after a few good stare downs. nice self control aka saving #2 for its true recipient

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    April 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Cupcakes are the perfect dessert 🙂

  • rachael
    April 21, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I don’t blame you, your cupcakes are tempting me and I’m 3000 miles away.

  • Sarah@TheSmartKitchen
    April 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I am staring at a cupcake from some small child’s birthday here at school…and it is covered in PURPLE frosting…and I just want to lick it…but I’m scared that I will have a similar “must devour cupcake” reaction.

  • Veronica - Navy Wife on a Diet
    April 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I love how you tore into that cupcake with so much satisfaction that you ripped the cupcake liner. Reminds me of cheesy romance novels where the super hot lover rips the lady’s bodice off.

    Passion for cupcakes. Sounds like a food novel. Ever considered writing one of those?

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    April 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Freezing? In Cali? haha I doubt it! However, cold is no fun even if it’s not all THAT cold. hehe

  • Rachel
    April 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Those cupcakes would have been history a LONG time ago!!! Espcially after any alcohol consumption 🙂

  • Alina
    April 21, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I would definitely have eaten the second cupcake and then made another batch. That is, if I knew how to make cupcakes…

  • Jessica
    April 21, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I really like the recent “changes” to your blog, if that’s what you really call them. I’ve been reading for almost 2 years now (since you were in cooking school?) and your most recent posts are funny, true, and a great glimpse of the real Jenna! And like others, I’m dying to see a photo of the boy! 🙂
    Anyways, keep up the good work – you’re doing great things with your life -and everything will come when it’s supposed to.

    By the way, I drink wine just about every day – for the antioxidants of course – haha!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    April 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

    It was teasing you. Heck it’s teasing me through the monitor and I would have to fly to California to get one.

  • Jil
    April 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Thumbs up to the self-control. Seriously, I would have annihilated both… 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 21, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I say, have your (cup)cake and eat it too 😀

  • Kacy
    April 21, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Truth: I have eaten cake three days in a row now.
    Those cupcakes look delicous.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    April 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Ooo! Pretty egg blue bowl 🙂

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    April 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    LOL! No such thing as a lick or a nibble when it comes to cake in any shape!

  • Kait
    April 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Oh man, I would definitely not be able to take a few licks and walk away either…its all or nothing!

  • Run Sarah
    April 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I can never, ever have just one bite of a cupcake or dessert!

  • diana@mymarblerye
    April 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    if those cupcakes were in my fridge they wouldn’t stand a chance either. The bf is pretty lucky you were able to stop yourself from another cupcake..tell him he’s got a pretty thoughtful gf. 🙂