November Thankful Contest Day #12 - Are Cupcakes the new Puka Shells?

Yes, you heard correctly, CUPCAKES.

Everywhere you go, there they are. Not those plain ones, not lowcal.


There is a gourmet craze going around for cupcakes. Lovingly baked, one batch at a time,and the topping lovingly decorated by hand in many shapes. Now there are even seasonsal twists like the one below with pumpkin motif.

As to the real estate connection, I've even gotten calls from starry-eyed would-be cupcake magnates who feel they should open a specialty shop on Ocean Avenue here in Carmel-by-the-Sea. It reminds me of the '70's when hippies strung up beeds and puka shells.

Are cupcakes the new puka shells?

Cupcake in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Broker/Owner/REALTOR 


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Comment balloon 4 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • November 12 2012 08:34PM


Good morning, Hella.... cupcakes will never be out of style..... hippies and their beads, well, that's another story!!  been there, done that...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago
Hella, There has been a craze but in our town some of the cupcakeries have begun to shut down. I guess too many jumped on the bandwagon.
Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Cupcakes have been en vogue for more than a few years now...and it's nice that this treat had a resurgence! I do enjoy the many new flavor combinations and find some cupcakeries really have incredible choices!

Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) over 6 years ago

Barbara: Yes, but wasn't it fun?

Debbie: Guess the message hasn't gotten to Carmel, or there is nothing new that has taken its place yet. So there they are, yummi.

Kathleen: When I think back it was chocolate or vanilla. And the decorations made up the difference beyond that. Not now! As you say, many flavor choices.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 6 years ago