Recently, me and SpyMom hit up Confections of a Rock$tar, a new bakery in Asbury Park, NJ. A rock n roll bakery is right at home in this town, which is famous for being the place that Bruce Springsteen made a name for himself, at clubs such as the Stone Pony. This town has inspired confections before: there is a bakery a few towns over called the Scone Pony (love it, don't you?).
At Confections, they have really good cake. Like, we were impressed (we being me, SpyMom, and SpyDad - come on, this is like royalty visiting your bakery!). We got the "Greetings from Asbury Park" cupcake, which as a cinnamon cake with cinnamon infused frosting. Yum Yum Yum. Rich frosting, moist cake - a winner.
But what impressed me equally as much as the cake was some of the names for the baked goods, which were rock themed. Some were just given iconic names (like the aforementioned Asbury Park), some had clever puns such as "S'more than a Feeling", and "Macaroon 5" cookies. After a lengthy discussion, me and SpyMom decided that the Greetings from Asbury Park really ought to have been called Cinnamon Girl, after the Neil Young song.
Of course, this brought on a big conversation, and we'd like to present some ideas we had for future cupcake names and flavors. (And I'm kind of a pro--I once designed a whole baked good menu involving rock music puns. Rolling Scones, anyone?).
BonBon Jovi: Howsabout a cupcake stuffed with a truffle in honor of a NJ rock legend?
Chai Baby: Not "Cry Baby" - Chai Baby!
Cinnamon Girl: cinnamon cupcake, Neil Young would approve.
Bananarama: Make a delicious Hummingbird cake, and name it for the 80s group.
Crosby, Stills, and Ganache: A chocolate feat of deliciousness inspired by Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Peter, Paul, and Berry: A berry cupcake (could also be used with "cherry").
Bruce Sprinklesteen: A sort of funfetti variation inspired by the Boss.
Love me Two Limes: A lime cake and lime buttercream with a Doors feel.
Purple Glaze: A blueberry or blackberry cupcake with a matching violet-hued glaze would be a delicious homage to the rock song Purple Haze.
Another Peach of My Heart: Janis Joplin wailing "Piece of My Heart"? Enjoy it with a peach cupcake.
Greetings from Asbury Pork: Everyone has a bacon cupcake now; why not call it by a clever name?
Red Velvet Underground: Andy Warhol would love to eat the cake named after his pet project band.
Sympathy for the Devil's Food Cake: Rolling Stones approved cake.
But I digress. The main point of this post was to tell you that A) Confections of a Rockstar is worth a visit, and B) to inform you of how clever me and SpyMom are. Having (I hope) proved both points, I will now leave you with one more picture:
Confections of a Rock$tar, 550 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park NJ. Online here.