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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What Do Katie and I Have In Common?

Katie in Pittsburgh

When I think of people I have things in common with, Katie Holmes does not immediately come to mind.

To start with, she's married to Tom Cruise and I'm married to Ted.  Tom is an action star and Ted is a lawyer.  It's not that being a lawyer isn't thrilling.  It's just that there's very little stunt work involved in being a lawyer, and Ted is, well, not scaling buildings or jumping off cliffs on a regular basis.

Katie is mother to the over indulged Suri.  If you ask Kate and Charlie who the least indulgent mother in the world is they will tell you that it's me.  This, by the way, does not bother me in the least.  I always say that if your kids think you're friends with them then you're not doing the right thing as a parent.

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Katie Holmes and I do have one thing in common.  We both love cupcakes.  I love how, with a cupcake, I get my own little blob of frosting.  I love frosting.  I love how I can break off the bottom of the cupcake and then eat the frosting with just a slim layer of cake on the bottom.  And I think cupcakes are much cuter than cakes.

Sophie and Katherine, Georgetown Cupcakes

I make cupcakes all the time but I also try to sample cupcakes from bakeries.  This is easy to do because cupcakes are so trendy.  (Note:  Cupcakes have just become trendy in Pittsburgh where we are about two years behind New York and Los Angeles.)

Vanilla Pastry Studio, Pittsburgh

I have tried lots of cupcakes.  In Pittsburgh, my favorite cupcakes are from Vanilla Pastry Studio.  In New York, my favorites are from Magnolia Bakery.  And over last weekend we were in Washington, DC, and I tried cupcakes from Sprinkles and from Georgetown Cupcake (both delicious).  There are lots of others I've tried, but those are the ones that stand out.

Suri, who is too young for high heels.

The point of all this was (1) to talk about cupcakes, and (2) to work a TomKat reference into the blog, although I have no idea why.  Maybe it's because they've been out and about in Pittsburgh while Tom is here filming.  Or maybe it's because the other day I was talking with my friend Suzan from L.A. and we both agreed that Suri is too young for high heels.

Whatever the reason, I love cupcakes and would love your recommendations for others I should try.  I get around so you never know when I'll be in a bakery near you.


  1. There is allegedly a cupcake place right out here in the town center but I haven't tried it yet. Should I see if they ship? Helen

  2. Yummy cupcakes in Burbank and Santa Monica are the best! Cupcakes from Big Sugar in Studio City are pretty good too!

  3. thank goodness you don't dress like katie either!! btw, susie cakes in l.a. is muchhhhhh better than sprinkles!will treat you when you return! :) -dd-